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As you may know, Madness will be dropping their tenth studio album “Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da” worldwide on 29th October 2012. We celebrate this release here at REGGAE STEADY SKA with a very special countdown. Every day in the next ten days we are going to publish at least one article on one of  the studio albums that came before “Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da”, each written by another Madness lover from all over the world.

“One Step Beyond”, “Absolutely”, “7”, “Madness Presents The Rise & Fall”, “Keep Moving”, “Mad Not Mad”, “Wonderful”, “The Dangermen Sessions”, “The Liberty Of Norton Folgate” will be talked about.

You will read texts from the USA, Argentina, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Venezuela and more. Although the writers may come from different backgrounds – some are musicians, some journalists, some cherish to be (just) fans – all have one thing in common: Madness changed their lives. If you can relate, give them a shout out.

Lots of thanks to all the writers who took part in this. Many thanks to you for reading it. And praise goes out to Madness for giving us ten albums full of the greatest music

And these arcticles have been published yet:

“One Step Beyond” by Nate Taiapa
(New Zealand, Go Feet Radio, Musical Occupation)

“One Step Beyond” by Siggi Seidel
(Germany, Bluebeat In My Soul)

“Absolutely” by Sergio Rallo
(Italy, Ex-The Smarts, Skabadip.it)

“Absolutely” by Caplis and Horacio
(Venezuela, Desorden Publico)

“7” by Christopher Wardell
(UK, The G Men, Backdoor Promotions)

“Madness Presents The Rise & Fall” by Marc Wasserman
(USA, Bigger Thomas, marcoonthebass.blogspot.com)

“Keep Moving” by Gustavo Visón
(Argentina, DJ and Bassist of Crabs Corporation)

“Complete” by Tubagus Boris Herlambang
(Indonesia, Return of The Rootbois and Skalie)

“Wonderful” by Joachim Uerschels
(Germany, The Braces, Joe Scholes, Initiator of REGGAE STEADY SKA)


Or first: Listen to “Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da” on Amazon.

ps: More than 120 people voted on their favourite Madness albums. Want to join? Go here.

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes
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