Sweet Madness was honored and humbled to be given a full set of five songs on the KEXP New Year's
Eve northwest Audioasis new wave show hosted by Brian Foss.
The show ended with their later incarnation Variant Cause performing a Sweet Madness song: Are You Domesticated? Thank you KEXP for playing Sweet Madness songs.
In 1981 Sweet Madness made plans to leave Spokane and move to Seattle.
Lead guitarist Greg Morlan had been playing in regional bands since he was 16,
and he joined to replace keyboardist John Robison.
While Sweet Madness continued playing their last gigs, the new lineup rehearsed a new more guitar-oriented sound.
With the English ska band Madness breaking out, Sweet Madness decided to combine the
Seattle move with a name change to Next Exit (out of Spokane).
Next Exit performed their first gig with the new name at a Drive-In Movie theater where they played on the roof of the concession stand.
Sweet Madness gives a shout out and a thank you to Sonic Trash Radio on KYRS in Spokane for playing Sweet Madness. Check out Sonic Trash on Tuesday nights from 8 to 10 pm on KYRS 88.1/92.3 FM or download off their site.
Sweet Madness and the movie SpokAnarchy get written up and reviewed in "Exile in Hicksville."
Thank you Tony Kay!
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