Cardiac Arrest

Album: Madness 7 (1981)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by MC Chas Smith's father's repeated heart attacks. It tells the story of a workholic who dies of a heart attack.
  • This was banned by BBC Radio 1 because of its lyrical content. Such lines as "gasping for the hot air, but the chest pain it won't go" were deemed unsuitable for its national audience.

Comments: 1

  • Luke from Manchester, UkA superb, under-rated song.
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