I was just wondering if Dexys Midnight Runners ever came close to signing to the 2 Tone label? As the band played on the 2 Tone Tour (replacing Madness).
Back in 1980 when the 1st line up of Dexys split 5 of the band went on to form The Bureau who toured with Roddy. How did that tour go? Well, The Bureau are now back and have a new album out called 'And Another Thing' and will be playing a couple of gig to promote the album.
Wedensday 8 October, Cluny, Newcastle. Keep checking here for ticket details:
Kevin Roland was a very determined man who had his own plan. They kept to themselves on the Two Tone tour and i only got to know some of them when the Bureau toured with the Tearjerkers and Modettes in the eaerly 80,s "The good the bad and the ugly" tour*
Didnt know they did?? Mind you i havent taken any Dexys since the early 80,s..
Last Wednesday the Daily Mail gave away copies of Dexys album 'Searching For The Young Soul Rebels'. I didn't get a copy myself as I have the album already and wouldn't be seen dead buying the Daily Mail. But I'm told that the details on the back sleeve include the writing credits for the brief snatches of "Smoke On The Water", "Holidays In The Sun" and "Rat Race" - which I don't think has ever apperared before on any previous release of the album.