Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Madness “Our House”

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature.

Sometimes I still dream of the little house in Ohio where I grew up, but it always appears as it did before we added on to the back of it. But lately ...

Madness was a prominent new wave/ska band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their featured hit from late in 1982 peaked at number five in the UK, and was their biggest hit in the States, reaching number seven in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. And while they had a string of hits in the UK over a period of twenty years, they were always considered a "one hit wonder" here in America, which is too bad. The video is barely that of a ska band, but carries over the spirited nature of the genré just the same.

The band performed this number for the closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic games, amidst of an elaborate light show with a dance chorus.

Our house it has a crowd
There's always something happening
And it's usually quite loud
Our mum she's so house-proud
Nothing ever slows her down
And a mess is not allowed

Our house, in the middle of our street
Our house, in the middle of our ...

You get the idea.

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