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Friday, 22 May 2009

Madness - Embarrassment

‘Embarrassment’, backed by ‘Crying Shame’ was recorded and relased by the ska/pop band Madness. Predominantly written by the band member Lee Thompson the single was released in November 1980 and spent 12 weeks on the UK Singles Chart reaching number 4.

The meaning behind the song was particularly dark considering the band's previous material. The song lyrics reflected the unfolding turmoil following the news that Thompson’s teenage sister, Tracy Thompson, had become pregnant and was carrying a black man's child. The following rejection by her family, and the shame felt was reflected in the song. As Thompson was on the road with the band, he only heard snippets of the story through phone calls and letters, but this was enough for him to piece the story together. The song is a clear indication of changing times and attitudes as time goes on. The real life story had a happy ending, however; Thompson later stated that when the child, named Hayley, was born, the antipathy of Tracy's relatives dissolved.
The music video for the single was filmed in Embassy Club, London, on the 7th and 8th of November, 1980. The music video was particularly dark for Madness, corresponding to the lyrical content of the song. The video mainly features Suggs at a gloomy bar, interspersed with shots of the band playing various brass instruments.

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Madness - Embarrassment - Video

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