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Going underground with Kevin Rowland

These magnificent photos recently appeared in the Dexys Facebook group showing the unmistakeable figure of the godlike Kevin Rowland.

Seeing these photos was all the encouragement I needed to start coming up with Dexys / Tube related puns such as: 100 more words

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Song of the Day, December 8: The Celtic Soul Brothers by Dexys Midnight Runners

Today’s song is the joyous mission statement to Dexy’s Midnight Runners second incarnation. Vocalist and bandleader Kevin Rowland never liked to be pinned down. With eclectic tastes and strong ambition, he build a blue-eyed soul unit, then began transforming it. 82 more words

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Rocks In The Attic #412: Terence Trent D’Arby - ‘The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby’ (1987)

Singing with conviction is a big thing for a pop singer. It’s one of the reasons Michael Jackson was such a superstar. Singing a song and making it sound like the whole world depends on the lyrics coming out of your mouth is a skill not shared by many. 209 more words


My Pop Life #25 : There There My Dear - Dexys Midnight Runners

There There My Dear   –   Dexys Midnight Runners

…you know the only way to change things is to shoot men who arrange things…

In the summer of 1980 I had what remained of my tail firmly between my legs and I was licking my wounds.   813 more words


Released today in 1983: The Celtic Soul Brothers

Dexys Midnight Runners was perhaps the most unstable band in pop in the 1980s, operating something of a revolving door policy with people coming and going every few months. 726 more words

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Dexys: then and now

On Friday 20 March 2015, BBC4 are showing the film ‘Dexys: Nowhere is Home’, featuring what led up to their comeback album ‘One Day I’m Going To Soar’ and the triumphant accompanying live shows. 447 more words


Album of the Week, February 22: Too-Rye-Ay by Dexys Midnight Runners

Kevin Rowland was born to Irish parents in Wolverhampton, England. He left school at age 15, working in a couple of bands — the arty Lucy & the Lovers and the punkish Killjoys — before staking out a new musical direction with friend and bandmate Kevin “Al” Archer. 1,204 more words

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