Friday, 17 May 2019
Take Time For Your Pleasure
I'm off to Aintree Racecourse tonight, not a sentence I use very often- or ever before. This is a work team night out, an evening of horse racing, gambling (remember kids- stop when the fun stops) and Madness. As in, Madness, the Nutty Boys, the Los Palmas 7, Suggs and co. Back in 1983 as a callow thirteen year old the first gig I ever attended was Madness and The JoBoxers at Manchester Apollo and I haven't seen them since so there will be a nice completing of the circle. I've never been to the races before either and have a history of occasionally getting dress codes wrong at events where the words 'smart' and 'casual' are used in the same sentence.
The Wings Of A Dove was a standalone single in 1983, a time when even the now lesser known Madness songs were huge hits. One of my younger brothers was a Madness obsessive as a kid and still knows all their UK chart positions by heart. I use Google. This one reached number two.
The Wings Of A Dove