Fun Boy Three (album)

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The Fun Boy Three
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Studio album by The Fun Boy Three
Released March 1982
Aug 10, 1999 (re-release)
Studio The Bridge Studios, London
Genre Ska, pop
Length 32:53
Label Chrysalis
EMI (re-release)
Producer Dave Jordan
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The Fun Boy Three is the debut album by The Fun Boy Three, a band consisting of three ex-members of the UK ska band The Specials: Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding. It was released in 1982 and was re-released in 1999 as Fame. Several songs on the album feature backing vocals by the female pop trio Bananarama. Three singles were released from the album: "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)", "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)", and a remix (with overdubbed horns) of "The Telephone Always Rings".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Golding/Hall/Staple except where noted.

  1. "Sanctuary" (with Bananarama)
  2. "Way on Down"
  3. "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)"
  4. "Life in General (Lewe in Algemeen)"
  5. "Faith, Hope & Charity"
  6. "Funrama 2" (with Bananarama)
  7. "Best of Luck Mate"
  8. "T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)" (with Bananarama) (Melvin "Sy" Oliver, James "Trummy" Young)
  9. "The Telephone Always Rings"
  10. "I Don't Believe It"
  11. "Alone" (with Bananarama)


  • Terry Hall – vocals
  • Neville Staple – percussion, vocals
  • Lynval Golding – guitar, vocals
  • Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey (as Bananarama) – backing vocals