Drip Fed Fred

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"Drip Fed Fred"
Single by Madness featuring Ian Dury
from the album Wonderful
Released January 2000
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop
Length 4:13
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Mike Barson
Lee Thompson
Madness chronology
"Johnny the Horse"
"Drip Fed Fred"
"Shame & Scandal"

"Drip Fed Fred" is a single by British band Madness from their 1999 album Wonderful, featuring Ian Dury on vocals. It was released as a single in January 2000, peaking at number 55 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the last song to which Dury would contribute his voice, before he died in March 2000.

One interesting thing to note about the video is that Lee Thompson looks the same character-wise as in his Crunch! single It's OK, I'm a Policeman.

Track listing[edit]

Two versions of the single were released on CD.

  1. "Drip Fed Fred (The Conspiracy Mix)" 4:13 [Thompson/Barson]
  2. "Elysium" 3:53 [Thompson/Woodgate]
  3. "Light Of The Way" 2:41 [Smyth]
  1. "Drip Fed Fred (The Conspiracy Mix)" 4:13 [Thompson/Barson]
  2. "Elysium" 3:53 [Thompson/Woodgate]
  3. "We Want Freddie" 3:41 [Thompson/Barson]
  • "The Conspiracy Mix" is an edited version of the album track with an altered rhythm track and an earlier fade out.
  • "We Want Freddie" is a demo version of the lead track, not featuring Ian Dury.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 55 1


  1. ^ Madness at Official Charts Company Retrieved 21 June 2013