Madness film the video for Cardiac Arrest on a double decker bus.
They stop every now and then and pick up bewildered old ladies.
California - Madness shoot two new Honda commercials. The Japanese
Ad company CM LAND had picked a suburban part of LA because they
said it looked like England.
Cannes - Madness attend the French premiere of Take It Or Leave
It at the Midem festival.
Madness play their only French concert of 1982 recorded for TV
Italy - Madness appear in a TV special which is filmed in an Italian
February 7th: Great Yarmouth
Madness film the video for House Of Fun in a deserted funfair in Great Yarmouth. Then go back to London to film some more stuff in an off licence. They also film a sequence in Escapade in Camden High Street where they often got costumes and props from.
February 10th: London Jubilee Gardens
Lee and Chris take part in Capital Radios Help A London Child auction.
February 12th: Cardiac Arrest released [BUYIT 140]. Due to less radio play then usual which is perhaps caused by the title as the BBC had decided that a song about a heart attack victim was not suitable for airplay and promptly banned the record from their playlist. The decision was apparently made following the deaths of a Radio 1 DJ’s relative. At the time Radio 1 was still the most popular and influential station around and the ban certainly hit the record sales. Cardiac Arrest became the first Madness single since The Prince not to enter the top 10. Highest position 11. Weeks in chart 10.
February 13th: Bedders appears on the Pop Quiz TV show.
February 15th: Top of the Pops
Madness perform Cardiac Arrest.
February 17th: Madness appear on Top of The Pops performing Cardiac Arrest.
February 18th: Germany
Madness appear on the Musikladen TV show.
February 19th: Spain
Madness go to Spain for three days of radio and TV appearances. They also do a photo session with Anton Corbijn. A radio interview is cancelled due to a power failure.
February 20th: Belgium to appear on TV Generation 80 / Madness answer listeners questions on Spanish radio.
February 21st: Madness play a four song-set on Spanish TV.
February 22nd: Madness perform Cardiac Arrest on the Cheggers Plays Pop TV show.
February 23rd: Holland
Madness perform Cardiac Arrest on the Top Pop TV show.
February 25th: The Kenny Everett Show
Madness perform Cardiac Arrest with Lee dressed as Gary Glitter.
March 20th: Madness appear on a French TV show called Generation 80 performing It Must Be Love.
Writing and rehearsing
April 23rd: The Complete Madness compilation album is released.
May 12th: London
Following an appearance on the Frogwell Flax TV show Madness do a signing session at the HMV store in Oxford Street.
May 14th: House of Fun released [BUY 146].
Highest position 1. Weeks in chart 9.
May 16th: Queens Park Rangers Stadium
Madness, The Beat and Fun Boy Three among others take part in The Capital Goaldiggers - a five a side football tournament organised by Capital Radio. Madness lost their first and only match.
Madness tour Japan. House of Fun reaches number one the band's highest chart position yet. The compilation album of greatest hits titled Complete Madness is also at Number 1. Madness do a satellite link up with Top of The Pops who will show the video. Support act by Bow Wow Wow
May 23rd: Madness appear on the Funky Tomato TV show on the the NHK TV channel.
May 24th: Tokyo Sun Plaza Hall
May 25th: Madness discover that house of Fun single and the Complete Madness album are both at number one.
May 26th: Osaka Festival Hall
Madness travelled to Osaka on the Super Express bullet train.
May 27th: Kyoto Kinro Kaikan
May 28th: Nagoya Shi Kikaido
May 30th: Tokyo Shibuya Kokaido
May 31st: Tokyo Kosei Nenkin Hall.
Madness perform House of Fun on the Let's Go Young TV show for the NHK channel.
June 2nd: Tokyo Madness film the second of their Honda ads. This ad featured the new Honda City turbo version
June 3rd: Record In The City adding Turbo City Turbo.
June 4th: Filming.
June 5th: Filming commercial kung fu type Turbo.
June 6th: Stills shot for ad kung fu type.
June 7th: Filming.
June 8th: Honda ad petrol station type. These
ads were a joke at the expense of those garages that wash your
windscreen and change the oil etc. However Madness were dressed
in Arabic type garments and the ads were never used as it was
thought that they might cause offence.
June 9th: Leave Japan.
June 30th: Lee Chris and Mark take part in a Radio One Roadshow cycling benefit. They're riding from Wolverhampton to Birmingham. Once they have arrived Lee and Chris reward themselves with a night out to see Roy Orbison play.
July 1st: Still in Birmingham Chris and Lee join the others to appear on the 6:55 TV show.
July 10th: Saturday Live
The UK-premiere of Madness new single Driving In My Car. Suggs could not appear as his wife Anne was expecting a baby any minute. So Chas took along a ventriloquist's dummy which he sat on his lap.
July 13th: London Shepherds Bush
Madness film the video for Driving In My Car featuring a Morris Minor. They later drop it from a great height in a spoof of the Volkswagen Golf adverts.
July 20th: London Bull and Gate
This concert was held for family and friends only. Suggs and the band have good cause to celebrate the birth of his daughter Scarlet.
July 21st: London Dominion
The Prince's Trust Gala. The line up included Madness, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend and Robert Plant. Madness were asked to play the National Anthem and did so on kazoos. The Prince's Trust Gala was set up by Prince Charles and was attended by the rich and famous. At the end the band bows respectfully to his Royal highness and reveal the letters M-A-D-N-E-S-S on their hats.
July 24th: Driving in my Car released [BUY
153]. Highest position 4. Weeks in chart 8.
July 31st: Co.Mayo Castlebar Festival
August 5th: London
Madness perform Driving In My Car on Top Of The Pops and bring a Morris 1000 into the studio for the occasion.
August 17th: Madness rehearse for an appearance in the third episode of comedy series The Young Ones.
August 19th: The Young Ones TV show. Madness are at the Kebab and Calculator pub performing House Of Fun with Woody on bass and Mark on drums. By the time they're finished Rik, Neil, Vyvyan and Mike enter the cafe and ask if there's a live-band today. Madness say no and blame a power failure among other things. "Do you know Summer Holiday?" asks Mike. "You hum it and I'll smash your face in!" threatens Suggs before the band walk offstage. "Boring" as episode three is called was broadcast on November 23rd.
August 24th: Madness start recording the Rise and Fall album in Air studios Oxford Street.
September 2nd: St. Austell Cornwall Coliseum Radio One Beach Party Madness headline the last of this years Summer Roadshows. It was broadcast on a later date.
September 6th: Lee becomes a father to a daughter who he decides to call Tuesday.
September 23rd: Primrose Hill
Madness shoot the Rise and Fall album cover with each member portraying one of the songs.
September 30th: Recording sessions at Air studios finish.
October 8th: The recording of the new album Rise and Fall is finished. Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley begin mixing the Rise and Fall album in Genetic studios Reading.
October 10th: Madness leave London for Australia
October 12th: Band arrive Sydney
October 14th: Sydney Capitol Theatre
Support act Zoo
October 15th: Madness go to Melbourne to host a TV show called Countdown. They mime along merrily to One Step Beyond, It Must be Love, House of Fun and Driving in my Car. They then go back to Sydney for a second show at the Capitol Theatre.
October 16th: Sydney Capitol Theatre
October 18th: Brisbane Madness are given a heroes welcome at the airport by the press plus the assembled ranks of the Brisbane Morris Minor society.
October 19th: Brisbane Festival Hall
October 20th: Press but no show.
October 21st: Canberra Bruce Stadium
Support acts Zoo plus Moving Pictures.
October 22nd: Melbourne Palais Theatre
After the show the band are taken to the Fun Factory which
is a game Park where they amuse themselves till the wee
wee wee hours.
October 23rd: Melbourne Palais Theatre
October 25th: Thebarton Town Hall
October 27th: Perth Entertainment Centre
November: London Wandsworth
Madness film the video for Our House which is set in a small terraced house in Wandsworth and also ex-Playboy Casino manager Victor Lownes' mansion Stocks.
November 5th: Rise and Fall album released.
November 19th: Our House single released [BUY 163] Highest position 5. Weeks in chart 13.
November 26th: Madness travel to Brussels and film an appearance on a news program at RTB studios. They also film One Step Beyond, Embarrassment, House of Fun and Our House for a TV show called Pop Elektron.
November 27th: Mechelen Volksbelang
November 28th: Geelen De Hanehof
November 29th: Amsterdam Paradiso
December 1st: Munich Alabamahalle
December 2nd: Berlin Metropol
Before the show Madness visit the Berlin Wall and venture into East Germany. Chas is not allowed entrance due to his Irish passport.
December 4th: Frankfurt Alte Opera
December 5th: Hamburg Fabrik
December 7th: London Mark and Woody appear on CBTV.
December 9th: Madness film an appearance on TV AM.
December 14th: Madness appear on Cheggers plays Pop
December 15th: Madness appear on the Christmas edition of Top of the Pops performing Our House. By now Madness have had a long term agreement with the BBC to show their videos as it's too much trouble getting them to all turn up at the same time in person. A special set is built to resemble a front room and the band dress up in cardigans and cloth caps as in the video.