Friday, November 11, 2016
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay - 1982
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!