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Dexy's Midnight Runners: Don't Stand Me Down (Mercury)

Review by Sean O'Hagan, NME, September 1985

YOU'D THINK three years silence might have dimmed the man's burning rage, but no, Kevin Rowland is back with a resharpened axe to grind. Chapter ...

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The Dexedrine Gang: Dexy's Midnight Runners

Profile and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, January 1980

BY THE TIME I'd reached the counter, I'd forgotten it. "What was it again?" I called over to the Dexy's tables. They said "Five teas ...

Hearts Full Of Soul: Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, May 1980

Dexy's Midnight Runners are working towards (cue fanfare) The End Of Rock As We Know It. Punk, heavy metal, ska, country & western, reggae, everything ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, May 1981

WHAT A GASEOUS hoot this album is. Such a conglomeration of goofy pretentions, cornball horn charts and blowsy singing hasn't been heard since the pre-War ...

Kevin Rowland: A Folk Hero Of The '80s

Interview by Gavin Martin, NME, July 1982

THE RAIN POURS down and the traffic piles up along London's Notting Hill Gate as Kevin Rowland and myself make our way through the grey ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Fact And Fiction

Interview by Lesley White, Face, The, September 1982

THE FACE turned down an offer to interview Kevin Rowland earlier in the summer because of unacceptable preconditions which were later withdrawn. Last in line ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Straight Talking

Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, December 1982

"Dexys is my work, my life", claims Kevin Rowland. Much more than that he's not saying. Dave Rimmer waits with bated breath. ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: Too-Rye-Ay

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, April 1983

WHEN WE LAST left Dexy's pugnacious leader Kevin Rowland, he wore a knit stocking cap, a navy peacoat, a pencil-thin mustache and the leering mug ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: This Man Believes

Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, May 1983

The back of Dexys Midnight Runners' 'Liars A to E' single sleeve bears a message to the world. In general terms it explains the Dexys ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: Don't Stand Me Down

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, September 1985

COMPROMISE, as Kevin Rowland so sharply observes on the opening verse of this remarkable album, is the devil talking. ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: The Midnight's Hour

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, October 1985

Kevin Rowland and co change their image and sharpen up their act. CHRIS ROBERTS puts on a tie to discover whether DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS have ...

Who The Hell Does KEVIN ROWLAND Think He Is?

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, April 1988

It's that time again, when the curmudgeonly chairman of Dexys Midnight Runners rejoins the giddy carousel of pop to peddle more intense ideology in a ...

Kevin Rowland & Dexy’s Midnight Runners: This Is My Confession

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1993

Meet Kevin Rowland, famously difficult leader of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, where the protestant work ethic collided with catholic guilt and violins combined with brass to ...

Regrets? I’ve Had A Few: Dexys Midnight Runners

Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, 1999

This is the full version of an interview with Kevins Rowland and Archer published in MOJO in 1999. ...

Lost Boys and Fallen Angels: Kevin Rowland

Profile by Gavin Martin, Uncut, August 2000

With Dexy's Midnight Runners, he got to Number One twice, but his self-esteem was minus zero ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: Anarchic In The UK

Retrospective by Gavin Martin, Uncut, October 2000

Gavin Martin celebrates the 20th anniversary of Dexys Midnight Runners' ground-breaking Searching For The Young Soul Rebels ...

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: Dexys Midnight Runners and Don’t Stand Me Down

Retrospective and Interview by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, 2002

In 1985 an album was released that sold little and contributed to the demise of one of the most venerated groups of the 80s. With ...

Dexy's Midnight Runners: Grand Stand

Retrospective and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

SPRING 2002, and in a swanky London hotel bar men in suits still do a double take when Kevin Rowland walks past. They do that ...

Kevin Rowland: Return of the Soul Rebel

Interview by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, October 2003

IN A REHEARSAL room in south London, Kevin Rowland steps from behind a pillar and stalks to the front of Dexys Midnight Runners. He is ...

Vincent Crane

Retrospective and Interview by Colin Harper, unpublished, 2004

Author's Note: This was commissioned for Mojo but for reasons unclear to me never ran. It was during a period where a lot of writers ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: The Projected Passion Revue (Mercury) ***

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, December 2006

NOBODY CRIED in 1981. Public displays of emotion weren't fashionable. The times demanded detachment, cynicism, or utter peacockery. ...

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