One Step Beyond…



Hey You!
Don’t watch that
Watch this
This is the heavy heavy monster sound
The nuttiest sound around
So if you’ve come in off the street
And you’re beginning to feel the heat
Well listen Buster you better start to move your feet
To the rockingest
Rock-steady beat of Madness
One step beyond


Cecil Campbell Music
Cathal Smyth Words


How different it might have been, though. In the early days, the band played “One Step Beyond” simply as a short instrumental introduction to the main set. Some nights, they played the theme from “Hawaii 5’0”. Some nights, they played the “Nutty Theme.” All were seen to be a bit throwaway, but the “Nutty Theme” seems to find its rightful place as an additional B-side on the “One Step Beyond” twelve-inch single. “I thought ‘One Step Beyond’ was okay,” says Woody, “but never in a million years would we have it as a single. It didn’t represent the band. Suggs wasn’t on it.”


Publisher Melodisc Records Ltd.

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Madness' One Step Beyond... (Terry Edwards) Book