So here’s the scene – It’s twenty years ago. I’m sitting in my room, watching 120 Minutes on MTV. All of the sudden a voice booms out of my little 13″ TV yelling “Hey you! Don’t watch that, watch this…” I didn’t pay too much attention till the music started, but as soon as it did I was riveted. I felt like I had just been smacked in the face with a giant fish made of awesome. I was glued to the set until the end of the song when the song and artist blurb came on and told me just what I had been listening to. I went to bed that night repeating “Madness, One Step Beyond” over and over so I wouldn’t forget. First thing the next day I went out and bought the cassette. It is still one of my favorite albums.
Have you all ever had this happen? When you hear a song for the first time and your brain immediately empties all thought except “HOLY CRAP, THIS IS THE BEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD!”