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Madness - Work, Rest & Play


On this date in 1980, Madness released their debut EP, Work, Rest & Play. It contained "Night Boat To Cairo", "Deceives The Eye", "The Young And The Old" and "Don't Quote Me On That". The lead track was a remixed version of a song that appeared on their debut album, One Step Beyond. The other three tracks were unique to the EP. The offering reached the #6 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London ska band called it quits in 1986 but re-formed in 1992 and continues on.

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