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The Deep and Distant Roots of the Ska-Punk Hybrid

Many only recognize ska-punk as a fad of 1990s US pop music, but its emanation and roots run much deeper and spread far wider than one may think.

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One Step Beyond by Terry Edwards

Edwards' inside scoop on the story of the making of the classic Madness debut disc is, much like the album itself; a little unusual, a bit nutty, and quite brilliant.

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Madness by Marya Hornbacher

The problem here may be that Hornbacher doesn't remember much of her own life, which would make writing a memoir difficult.

Joy Lanzendorfer
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Madness: The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1

The Nutty Boys do more than trot out rubbish in an effort to make some easy coin, they give us a record worth listening to and a reminder of why we loved them in the first place.

Peter Funk

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