• "A rollicking oral history of Madness’s early years ... a goldmine of quirky anecdotes"

    Q Magazine
  • "[One of] the best books to buy music fans for Christmas"

    The Telegraph
  • "Brilliantly assembled by journalist Tom Doyle as an oral history featuring the voices of all the members … tells you more about how a band becomes a band than any number of anecdotes about life in the studio"

    Financial Times
  • "As much as anything, the book is a social history of growing up on the edges of criminality"

    Financial Times