Dexy’s Midnight Runners - The Very Best Of (1991)
New Wave, Post-Punk, Celtic Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Covers | 66 min | 157 MB
Label: Polygram | Rel: 1991
Recently saw the Dexy's described as one hit wonders. Well, if 'Come on Eileen' is all you know this will show you how much you're missing. Don't expect the Celtic pop of 'Come On Eileen' though, their next best know song 'Geno' is far more representative of The Dexy's 80's update of righteous soul music - tight and punchy with the brass section upping the excitement. Best of all are Kevin Rowland's lyrics when you can make them out, and even when you can't his voice conveys the passion and drive that propelled the band; outsiders who knew their way was the right one. "Let's Get the Straight", "Show Me", "Celtic Soul Brothers", "Liars A to E", "Geno", "Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache", "Dance Stance", "Plan B" and "Keep It" all easily surpass "Come on Eileen". The Dexy's deserve to be remembered for more than that, and their best efforts laid down a blue print that sadly too few have followed.