Friday, November 11, 2016

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay - 1982

A nice way to end a stressful week, it's time to pop in a little DMR.  I know that one of our fellow sites just posted the official version of this last week, but I've had this one scheduled out for a month.  It's weird how that works out sometimes.  I think that you'll find mine to be different enough, though, to be worthy of downloading.

I remember being a fan of Eileen when I was a kid, playing on the radio.  But, the first time I took notice of DMR was when they played on an episode of the Young Ones.  MTV, back when they had great programming, was playing re-runs of Rik, Mike, Vivian and Neal back in the mid-80s.  Not only was I fascinated by the show, but I also loved all of the musical guest-stars.  This show was how I also discovered Motorhead, Madness and Nine Below Zero.  Watching Dexy's Midnight Runners play in a dark bedroom (or was it bathroom?) upstairs was great, and I was thoroughly impressed, even though it was lip-synced.  They played a cover version of Jackie Wilson Says (which then later led me to discover Van Morrision)

From what I can tell, this one has all the b-sides, demos and alternate single version.  I may have missed a few, but who's counting?  I always thought the cover was dull, and I still do.  I'm not a huge fan of it.  But, it is what it is, and I tried to do my best to dress it up.  Let me know what you think!


  1. Here's The Young Ones Bomb Episode With Dexys

    1. You're the master at finding the impossible. Thanks, Aid.

  2. Thanks for posting.

    First album I ever bought back in '82. Still a great listen and Plan B sounds as powerful as it did way back then.

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  4. What a great, great album! I can't count the nights I spent studying in my college dorm room with this album blaring from my speakers. I discovered them through MTV, too, when I saw the music video for "Come on Eileen," and I was hooked. This is one of THE classic albums of the 80s.