Dexys Midnight Runners


Never cared for them.

>>By nonyeb   (Monday, 15 Jan 2007 12:30)

i really liked their debut album, "Searching For The Young Soul Rebels".
it was beat-heavy on that *Northern (England) Soul* sound.
But at some point they tranformed themselves into some kinda "gypsy-celt" outfit & got themselves a mega-hit with,
"Come-On Eileen" .......... that reincarnation and sound of the band is one that i couldn't warm-up to.

>>By Helmet   (Monday, 15 Jan 2007 18:50)

See, their boss, Kev Rowland was such a strange guy. So priggish & po-faced. He kept a very straight face throughout all these costume changes that he wrought on the band, himself included, cross-dressing even!
An image of a deranged, maybe certifiably insane individual who somehow managed to escape the net. OK, I gotta admire & respect him for that.

>>By nonyeb   (Monday, 15 Jan 2007 21:32)

"Kevin Rowlands: one of the greatest twats in late 20th century music. Discuss."

>>By nonyeb   (Monday, 18 Feb 2008 23:36)

saw him on the TV recently under the guise of .......
"One Hit Wonders .... Where Are They Now" type of shows.
without a doubt .... one bizarre character.
hard to tell though if he REALLY is off-kilter & eccentric or if it's just an act to garner attention
still LOVE "Searching For The Young Soul rebels"

>>By Helmet   (Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 01:18)

he's a prick. a guy i know played with dexys (no names mentioned) he now teaches music at a college near me...and he's an asshole too. why he's teachin music i'll never know coz he's crap

>>By Narcotic_Prayer   (Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 05:16)

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