Dexys Midnight Runners 1980


Bravo of 29 May 1980 reports on the new group Dexys Midnight Runners who were having a hit with “Geno” attributing singer Kevin Rowland’s paraphrased quips to the “seven ‘seamen'” (dockworkers, Bravo, dockworkers!)  in the band. Bravo was rather taken with Rowland’s statement that bands like ELO, Sad Cafe and Slade are a “comedians”, and that Dexys refused to be categorised. According to Bravo, Dexys were bringing back “black soul” which “seemed to have faded from memory in England” (really?)