Madness-It must be Madness

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by RDTCBD, Sep 3, 2010.


    RDTCBD Member

    Hi All
    Is anybody aware of any Madness (Baggy Trousers, House of Fun etc) medleys out there??
    Many thanks
  2. Big Ste

    Big Ste New Member

  3. blue juice

    blue juice Member

    There's an arrangement of It must be love
  4. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

  5. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    One of the tuba players at Hebden Bridge has arranged a medley. Contact Rick Cowans. He is on here.
  6. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member


    RDTCBD Member

    thanks guys for the help and pointers in the right direction
  8. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    Hello, Ive done a selection of madness music we are playing at the moment, house of fun, baggie trousers, it must be love, one step beyone, the score is with the band madness for them to look at and ok prior to being plublished, hope this helps, just wait a bit and it hopefully will be for sale.
  9. Backrowmike

    Backrowmike Member

    I hope it's published as I would love to play it!:)

    Keep us informed.

  10. simonium

    simonium Member

    With the greatest of respect for people who arrange for brass band I can imagine a Madness compilation to be utterly ghastly. The charm if their music is in the vocal inflection, the lyrics, the repetitive grooves and general air of having a laugh. How on earth would you duplicate the sax solo in It Must Be Love? Some things have to be left alone. I normally argue that cover versions don't improve on the original but Madness' version of this song is one of the very few that does. I cannot imagine a brass band doing Madness justice. They're one of my favourite bands and personally think the result could (not would) be horrific. Of course I'm not surprised Obrasso and Fernie did an arrangement. I would say to them, just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should.

    Pop music and brass bands? Never the twain should meet unless it's a histrionic, overblown "classic" like Music. ;)
  11. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

  12. RDTCBD

    RDTCBD Member


    Message to TUBA 1974.
    I am not brilliant at forums and thought I had sent a private message to you. I appears I have not. Could you message me and I will ask what I wanted to ask you.
    many thanks
  13. lynsey83

    lynsey83 Member

    We played Baggy Trousers at our last rehearsal - think it's Fernie but it's great!
  14. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    We've played it out a few times this summer. Love it. Well done Mr Fernie.
  15. tuba1974

    tuba1974 Member

    hello you can send me an email at, and we will take about it:tup
  16. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Rather OT. I am pleased to announce I will be arranging the first single by Toxic Funk Berry as soon as it is released. Must be the Music, man.
  17. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Mark bentham's done a very good arrangement called 'Complete Madness' featuring My Girl, It Must Be Love, Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, and a couple of others. Very cleverly done, works a treat. Pemberton have used it quite a bit, and (i think) Hepworth did when he was conductor. Not sure that it's published though

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