COMPLETE & UTTER MADNESS DISCOGRAPHY

We’re not just a simple discography—think of us as your ultimate guide to all things Madness! Dive into our vibrant world, where we’ve got more than just a collection of tunes. Explore our wiki for a deep dive into the band’s history and trivia. Check out our meticulously curated track listings, complete with insights into the musicians, production crew, and the stories behind the scenes. Discover the magic behind the scenes with details on record labels, publishers, manufacturing, and artwork. And that’s not all! Immerse yourself in our treasure trove of official audio and video content, including live performances and music videos. Want to know when your favourite Madness track hit the charts? We’ve got you covered with detailed release info and official charting history. So, what are you waiting for? Come join us on this exhilarating journey through the world of Madness!

Creating a list (a discography) of your Madness collection is typical for collectors, who primarily record the collection to identify the condition, price, and possible gaps and ultimately share it with other music enthusiasts. Attempts to list (a discography) the releases from Madness have appeared in the earliest fan club comics and many music publications in the early 1980s and 90s. In the last 30 years, we have seen them appear in book publications and on the internet, and 90% of the websites have since expired, abandoned, or gone dark.

This Madness Discography site updates the collection database daily so we do not drown you, our users or our discography with thousands of ambiguous pages. Instead, we build one release at a time and ensure that our information and knowledge base are complete, cross-checked, and easy to understand for publication before releasing it on the site.

LATEST PHYSICAL MADNESS RELEASES

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538958952

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955310

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955330

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955310

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955270

I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side (Volume Three)

I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side (Volume Three)

Volume Three of Madness's B-sides compilations marks another triumphant chapter in the band's journey through the annals of music history. Following its predecessors' footsteps, this instalment continues to captivate audiences with its treasure ...

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT621LP

Drip Fed Fred

Drip Fed Fred

This Record Store Day double A-side release celebrates two of its most majestic songs: the mightily menacing reggae skank that is ‘Drip Fed Fred’ (featuring Ian Dury’s last vocal performance before his death), and the catchy-as-you-like ‘Johnny ...

Catalogue Number: SALVOSV017

Embarrassment EP

Embarrassment EP

Apart from ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’ was the only Madness single not to be released on 12” in the ‘80s. RSD 2024 will give the classic Motown-inspired hit the 12” treatment as part of a six track EP, which features the original 7” mix ...

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT868SV

CURRENT UPDATES AND ADDITIONS

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie – Deluxe Digital

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie – Deluxe Digital

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...
Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538958952

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955310

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955330

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955310

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie

In early 2023, amidst the industrial landscape of Cricklewood, Madness embarked on a musical odyssey that would redefine their trajectory. Recording sessions, guided by the seasoned hand of Matt Glasbey, became a sanctuary of creativity where ...

Catalogue Number: 538955270

I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side (Volume Three)

I Do Like To Be B-Side The A-Side (Volume Three)

Volume Three of Madness's B-sides compilations marks another triumphant chapter in the band's journey through the annals of music history. Following its predecessors' footsteps, this instalment continues to captivate audiences with its treasure ...

Catalogue Number: BMGCAT621LP

Drip Fed Fred

Drip Fed Fred

This Record Store Day double A-side release celebrates two of its most majestic songs: the mightily menacing reggae skank that is ‘Drip Fed Fred’ (featuring Ian Dury’s last vocal performance before his death), and the catchy-as-you-like ‘Johnny ...

Catalogue Number: SALVOSV017

ALL TRACKS ADDED AND UPDATED

Nutty Theme

Nutty Theme

We didn’t want to be ‘ska’ but to have our own sound,” says Suggs. Both he and Chris say that the “Steptoe & Son” theme was at the front of their minds here, too, along with “Billy Bentley,” a Kilburn & the High Roads song.
E.R.N.I.E.

E.R.N.I.E.

During their summer tour in 1980, the band previewed another song called 'E.R.N.I.E.', which was Suggs' tribute to premium bonds. Premium bonds are a popular lottery system that was introduced in 1957. The initials 'E.R.N.I.E.' means ...
Close Escape

Close Escape

The song "Close Escape" picks up where its predecessor "In The Middle Of The Night" left off. The story depicts a perverse individual who derives pleasure from making unsolicited calls to women and asking them about their underwear.
Not Home Today

Not Home Today

Written by Suggs and Bedders the song 'Not Home Today' has a reggae influence and is about how people make excuses to hide the fact that a family member has been sent to borstal or prison. This theme of a life of crime is also present in ...
On the Beat Pete

On the Beat Pete

'On The Beat Pete' is a lively and energetic ska song crafted by Lee Thompson. The song follows the life of a local police officer, Pete, as he goes about his day. With a playful nod to the style of Ian Dury, the song's lyrics list various ...
Solid Gone

Solid Gone

Smyth’s Fifties rock’n’roll pastiche, ‘Solid Gone’, possibly motivated by a rock’n’roll rockabilly revival which saw the likes of Matchbox following acts such as Rocky Sharpe & The Replays into the UK charts. Within a month of the release of ...
Take It or Leave It

Take It or Leave It

'Take It Or Leave It' was inspired by the name of a Roxy Music track and set to quirky music presumably inspired by Sixties spy films. Mike Barson mentioned that writing it was mainly a poetic expression of my continuing mental state, though I ...
Shadow of Fear

Shadow of Fear

"Shadow Of Fear" is a song that reflects the fear and paranoia of living in London, whether it is real or just imagined. "Not Home Today" is another track with a reggae influence and talks about how people make excuses to cover up the fact that ...

ALL PROFILES ADDED AND UPDATED

Cecil Campbell

Cecil Campbell

Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (24 May 1938 – 8 September 2016), known professionally as Prince Buster, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. The records he released in the 1960s influenced and shaped the course ...
Michael Putland

Michael Putland

Born in 1947, Michael grew up in Harrow, where he took his first pictures at the age of nine before leaving school at sixteen to assist various photographers, including Time-Life photographer Walter Curtin and the ...
Tim Turan

Tim Turan

Tim was introduced to recording sound at the age of 3. As a teenager, he spent his paper-round earnings on a JVC-SEA 70 graphic equaliser to make his records sound better, and he's been doing it ever since. He has been ...
Humphrey Ocean

Humphrey Ocean

Humphrey Ocean, born in Sussex in 1951, went to art schools in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Canterbury. From 1971 to 1973 he was bass player with Kilburn and the Highroads and in 2004 was elected a Royal Academician. ...