Catalogue No: MA001JF
Artist(s): Madness
Location: New York City
Date: February 1980
Era: The 1980’s
Edition: 30/30/30
Print type: Traditional Darkroom Print (Hand printed from the original negative)
Paper type: Ilford Warmtone Fibre Based paper

Madness let loose on the streets of New York City in 1980. Photographer Jill Furmanovsky recalls, “There was a cultural difference between Madness and America. I remember the baffled faces of the welcoming committee at Warner Brothers Records when the band exploded out of the elevator, fell as one to their knees, and began ’worshiping’ the company logo woven into the carpet. This shoot was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.”

In 1980, the band’s second album, Absolutely reached number 2 in the UK album charts. Absolutely spawned some of the band’s biggest hits, most notably “Baggy Trousers”, which peaked at number 3 in the UK singles chart. “Embarrassment” reached number 4 in the charts, and the instrumental song “The Return of the Los Palmas 7″ climbed to number 7.

This image is available as a 20×16” silver gelatin print in an edition of 30. It is also available as a giclee print at sizes A1 or A0 from an edition of just 10. All prints are numbered, signed by Jill Furmanovsky and come with a certificate of authenticity.