History Music / DexysMidnightRunners

25th Sep '17 5:27:12 AM Trueman001
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Earworm}}: {{Invoked}}. The lyrics of "Come On Eileen" include the line "you'll hum this tune forever".



* {{Mondegreen}}: {{Invoked}}. The lyrics of "Come On Eileen" include the line "you'll hum this tune forever".
25th Sep '17 5:24:58 AM Trueman001
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Mondegreen}}: {{Invoked}}. The lyrics of "Come On Eileen" include the line "you'll hum this tune forever".
1st Oct '16 12:10:55 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CreatorCouple: Rowland and Helen O'Hara, particularly during the late-''Too-Rye-Aye'' and early-''Don't Stand Me Down'' eras. Most of the latter album, including "This is What She's Like", is about her.
1st Oct '16 12:10:34 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* IAmTheBand: To the point where ''Too-Rye-Aye'' is specifically credited as being by "Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners". Billy Adams and Helen O'Hara became a lot more prevalent by the time of ''Don't Stand Me Down'', mostly because of their significant contributions to the album and its artistic direction, partially because they were the only other members left. Rowland even appointed O'Hara as the band's "musical director."

to:

* IAmTheBand: To the point where ''Too-Rye-Aye'' is specifically credited as being by "Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners".
**
Billy Adams and Helen O'Hara became a lot more prevalent by the time of ''Don't Stand Me Down'', mostly because of their significant contributions to the album and its artistic direction, partially because they were the only other members left. Rowland even appointed O'Hara as the band's "musical director."
1st Oct '16 12:10:18 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* IAmTheBand: To the point where ''Too-Rye-Aye'' is specifically credited as being by "Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners".
** Interestingly, for a band with a RevolvingDoorLineup ''and'' a figurehead like Rowland at the helm, Billy Adams and Helen O'Hara became just prevalent by the time of ''Don't Stand Me Down''. The group was presented as only that trio, backed by rotating cast of others, and all three of them were incredibly prevalent in all of the promotion for the album.

to:

* IAmTheBand: To the point where ''Too-Rye-Aye'' is specifically credited as being by "Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners".
** Interestingly, for a band with a RevolvingDoorLineup ''and'' a figurehead like Rowland at the helm,
Runners". Billy Adams and Helen O'Hara became just a lot more prevalent by the time of ''Don't Stand Me Down''. The group was presented as Down'', mostly because of their significant contributions to the album and its artistic direction, partially because they were the only that trio, backed by rotating cast of others, and all three of them were incredibly prevalent in all of other members left. Rowland even appointed O'Hara as the promotion for the album.band's "musical director."
1st Oct '16 12:08:41 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CreatorCouple: Rowland and Helen O'Hara, particularly during the late-''Too-Rye-Aye'' and early-''Don't Stand Me Down'' eras. Most of the latter album, including "This is What She's Like", is about her.


Added DiffLines:

* IAmTheBand: To the point where ''Too-Rye-Aye'' is specifically credited as being by "Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners".
** Interestingly, for a band with a RevolvingDoorLineup ''and'' a figurehead like Rowland at the helm, Billy Adams and Helen O'Hara became just prevalent by the time of ''Don't Stand Me Down''. The group was presented as only that trio, backed by rotating cast of others, and all three of them were incredibly prevalent in all of the promotion for the album.
25th Aug '16 5:44:42 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheBusCameBack: Helen O'Hara, the second longest tenured member of the band aside from Kevin Rowland, returned to the band for 2016's ''Let the Record Show''

to:

* TheBusCameBack: Helen O'Hara, the second longest tenured classic-era member of the band aside from Kevin Rowland, returned to the band for 2016's ''Let the Record Show''
25th Aug '16 5:43:47 PM thelivingtoad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Let the Record Show'' (2016)


Added DiffLines:

* TheBusCameBack: Helen O'Hara, the second longest tenured member of the band aside from Kevin Rowland, returned to the band for 2016's ''Let the Record Show''
20th Jul '16 7:34:56 PM DavidDelony
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: The cover of ''Searching for the Young Soul Rebels'' features a photo of an Irish-Catholic boy in Belfast carrying his belongings after being forced out of his home in 1971.
27th Mar '16 11:27:49 PM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:350:The original lineup, with a moustachioed Kevin Rowland in front.]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The original lineup, line-up, with a moustachioed mustachioed Kevin Rowland in front.]]



--> -- '''Kevin Rowland's live show banter'''

A British [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group founded in [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]] in 1978, Dexys Midnight Runners are probably one of the best known [[OneHitWonder One Hit Wonders]] of all time, although to label them as such would be a misnomer. The band that brought us the [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy]] single "Come On Eileen" was created by Kevin Rowland and Kevin "Al" Archer, two guitarists who had previously been members of a a Birmingham [[PunkRock punk]] group called the Killjoys. Fans of soul music, this duo created Dexys Midnight Runners as a horn-driven NorthernSoul outfit which achieved success with its early singles "Geno" and "There, There, My Dear" and their seminal album ''Searching for the Young Soul Rebels''.

After several changes in their line-up, including the integration of strings into the group to create a fusion of Irish folk and soul music (heavily influenced by the work of Van Morrison) described by Rowland as "Celtic Soul", Dexys released a second album entitled ''Too-Rye-Aye'', which contained the enormously successful single "Come On Eileen", the group's only American hit.

This was followed up by several further singles, a whittling down of the band from LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters to a core quartet (Rowland, violinist Helen O'Hara, guitarist Billy Adams and long-time trombonist Jimmy Paterson[[note]]Paterson appears on the cover of ''Don't Stand Me Down'', but left before its recording[[/note]]) and a third album, ''Don't Stand Me Down''. Unfortunately for Rowland's vision, this album turned out to be a commercial failure, primarily due to his ardent perfectionism in the studio which saw the album (which he originally resolved to complete in three weeks) taking three ''years'' and at least as many producers to record, with costs running to ''half a million pounds''. This was compounded by his refusal to release a single before the album was released (and it didn't help that the song eventually issued as a single, "This Is What's She's Like", was ''twelve minutes long''). Nevertheless, it is considered to be the band's ultimate artistic triumph, and frequently appears on "best album" retrospective lists in the British music press. The band would break up a short time later.

After a few solo efforts (most infamously the ''[[ContemptibleCover My Beauty]]'' CoverAlbum) and years spent battling personal demons, Kevin Rowland got the band back together in 2003 under the abbreviated name "Dexys". A new studio album, ''One Day I'm Going To Soar'' was released in June 2012.

The band's albums are:

to:

--> -- '''Kevin -->--'''Kevin Rowland's live show banter'''

A British [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group founded in [[UsefulNotes/TheWestMidlands Birmingham]] in 1978, Dexys Midnight Runners are probably one of the best known [[OneHitWonder One Hit Wonders]] of all time, although to label them as such would be a misnomer. The band that brought us the [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy]] single "Come On Eileen" was created by Kevin Rowland and Kevin "Al" Archer, two guitarists who had previously been members of a a Birmingham [[PunkRock punk]] group called the Killjoys. Fans of soul music, this duo created Dexys Midnight Runners as a horn-driven NorthernSoul ''Northern Soul'' outfit which achieved success with its early singles "Geno" and "There, There, My Dear" and their seminal album ''Searching for the Young Soul Rebels''.

Rebels.''

After several changes in their line-up, including the integration of strings into the group to create a fusion of Irish folk and soul music (heavily influenced by the work of Van Morrison) described by Rowland as "Celtic Soul", Soul," Dexys released a second album entitled ''Too-Rye-Aye'', ''Too-Rye-Aye,'' which contained the enormously successful single "Come On Eileen", Eileen," the group's only American hit.

hit.

This was followed up by several further singles, a whittling down of the band from LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters to a core quartet (Rowland, violinist Helen O'Hara, guitarist Billy Adams and long-time trombonist Jimmy Paterson[[note]]Paterson Paterson [[note]] Paterson appears on the cover of ''Don't Stand Me Down'', Down,'' but left before its recording[[/note]]) recording [[/note]]) and a third album, ''Don't Stand Me Down''. Down.'' Unfortunately for Rowland's vision, this album turned out to be a commercial failure, primarily due to his ardent perfectionism in the studio which saw the album (which he originally resolved to complete in three weeks) taking three ''years'' and at least as many producers to record, with costs running to ''half a million pounds''. pounds.'' This was compounded by his refusal to release a single before the album was released (and it didn't help that the song eventually issued as a single, "This Is is What's She's Like", Like," was ''twelve minutes long''). Nevertheless, it is considered to be the band's ultimate artistic triumph, and frequently appears on "best album" retrospective lists in the British music press. The band would break up a short time later.

later.

After a few solo efforts (most infamously the ''[[ContemptibleCover My Beauty]]'' CoverAlbum) and years spent battling personal demons, Kevin Rowland got the band back together in 2003 under the abbreviated name "Dexys". ''Dexys.'' A new studio album, album: ''One Day I'm Going To to Soar'' was released in June 2012.

2012.
----

!!
The band's albums are:are:



* ''Too-Rye-Ay'' (1982)

to:

* ''Too-Rye-Ay'' ''Too-Rye-Aye'' (1982)




Notable songs include:

to:

\n----

!!
Notable songs include:include:
This list shows the last 10 events of 40. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.DexysMidnightRunners