Madness singer Graham Suggs, McPherson says their newest album, The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1, is a collection of the seven bandmembers favorite songs from around the time they started being friends.
Songs include remakes of Lola, and You Keep Me Hanging On and, as McPherson puts it, Its like trying on some comfy old clothes. There are a few jackets on the record, some pants and some old gloves.
An album of cover songs might seem like a step back for the band that sang hits like One Step Beyond and Our House but Suggs sees it as much for peacemaking as pop music.
In his words, When you have a lot of members who write songs, picking which ones on a record can get a bit argybargy but this creates a different argument an aesthetic argument.
The band soothed potential tensions by recording up to 30 songs and whittling them down to 12. That way, Suggs says, the drummer gets to suggest Blue Oyster Cult and well do it, knowing theres no way it will make it on the record.
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