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House of Fun: The Story of Madness
House of Fun: The Story of Madness
House of Fun: The Story of Madness
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House of Fun: The Story of Madness

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Madness were true originals who mixed ska and reggae rhythms with social comment and music hall humour to become a British group like no other. They were the most successful UK singles band of the 80s, offering a larky down-to-earth take on Thatcher’s Britain through hits like ‘My Girl’, ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘House Of Fun’ and ‘Baggy Trousers’.

Their appeal endures to this day, Madness’ latter-day concerts having become fun-packed celebrations of one of the best-loved songbooks in British pop. Like most bands Madness had their trials and tribulations, including band disputes, accusations of racism and an eventual split. But by then they had become a unique part of British pop history.

In this book, John Reed tells their colourful story with a perceptive industry eye and the help of insights from many insiders and colleagues of the band.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOmnibus Press
Release dateAug 30, 2014
ISBN9781783233342
House of Fun: The Story of Madness
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John Reed

John Reed (Portland, 1887 - Moscú, 1920). Fue testigo excepcional de los acontecimientos que cambiaron el rumbo de la historia en la primera mitad del siglo xx. Acompañó a Pancho Villa durante la revolución mexicana como corresponsal de guerra y viajó a lo largo de todo el frente oriental durante la Primera Guerra Mundial. En Petrogrado (hoy San Petersburgo) presenció el II Congreso de los Sóviets de Obreros, Soldados y Campesinos de toda Rusia, que coincidió con el inicio de la Revolución de Octubre. Al regresar a Estados Unidos, fundó el Partido Comunista de Estados Unidos. Fue acusado de espionaje, se vio obligado a escapar de su país y a refugiarse en la Unión Soviética, donde murió el 17 de octubre de 1920. Le enterraron en la Necrópolis de la Muralla del Kremlin, en Moscú, junto a los más notables líderes bolcheviques.

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