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Dexys Midnight Runners were one of the most misunderstood and overlooked groups of the 1980s. At the centre of it all, their front man and originator Kevin Rowland, with a reputation for maintaining control and domination over Dexys at all costs.
In the first comprehensive history of the band, author Richard White has conducted in-depth interviews with former members on the experience of being a Midnight Runner. He sheds new light on the Dexys legend including the fractious period of writing and recording the classic Come on Eileen, one of the biggest selling singles in UK history and its parent album Too Rye Ay.
While celebrating their achievements on record and on stage, this book also uncovers aspects of Rowland's working methods in the studio and the latest Dexys re-invention, championed on a triumphant tour in 2003.