The Nutty Boys! Seven lads from Camden Town in London with a mutual love of Jamaican ska and Ian Dury’s Kilburn and the High Roads.
After recording their debut single The Prince (1979) on 2 Tone, Madness signed with Stiff Records and released their debut album One Step Beyond.
They’re still going strong of course. In fact the Los Palmas Seven released their latest album, The Liberty of Norton Folgate, in 2009. It’s a bloomin’ masterpiece… no joke.
M is also for… Monkey Man: Toots & The Maytals originally recorded Monkey Man in 1969. The song has since been covered by The Specials, Reel Big Fish, No Doubt (with Toots and the boys) and Amy Winehouse among others. We reckon the original is still the best…