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pollysandstattoo Should have bought the dungs #dexysmidnightrunners #comeoneileen 10h

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sweatrecords Our friend Mr. C from @churchills_pub was nice enough to bring these cassettes by for us to sell. Each selling for a dollar including this ultra special Santana feat. Rob Thomas tape. Come get 'em! Whoah! #oldies #cassette #tapes #santana #elvis #meatloaf #dexysmidnightrunners #sweatrecords 12h

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_harlan_d I dare you NOT to dance when #ComeOnEileen hits your ear hole! Instant happy mood for this guy every time.
#NowPlaying #DexysMidnightRunners #TooRyeAy #vinyljunkie
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aseaofsongs As you may have noticed, bands are full of men. But the number who take masculinity as a topic, let alone have something useful to say about it, is tiny.

Dexy’s do. The question that animates Kevin Rowland, recurring across decades of work, plunging him into agony every time, is simply: how can I be strong when I feel so weak? Sometimes the ideas of strength and weakness are open to interrogation. Early on they’re just raw. And he is always his own subtext. “Plan B”, recorded with a crack new band after his self-laceration corroded the first Dexys line-up, is meant to be about raising another’s confidence. It’s transparently also about Rowland himself, a pure articulation of his theme.

Most of the terror and pity in the song is in his voice - moaning and shuddering, making wild lunges between bereft and defiant, collapsing into a pit of self-abasing babble. On live versions he mutters over the coda “you’ll be more confident, you’ll be more confident”. Confidence is Dexy’s vril - the precious energy, always dissipating, that lets his own songs ride Kevin Rowland, turning his froggish sob into something that can stand up to the storm of self-doubt for a minute or three.

It’s always never enough. What he reaches for at moments of greatest despair is other music. On “Come On Eileen” he makes the imaginative leap into music as social, into his mother’s experience of it, and wins a degree of grace. But at the centre of “Plan B”, in the teeth of its emotional gale, he grasps for a father figure. “Bill Withers was good for me! Pretend I’m Bill and lean on me!”. It’s a sad, beautiful, desperate knot of a moment - Rowland reaching back for something that worked, and in the same moment admitting he can’t be that, he can only perform it. To help, he needs someone to pretend, for a moment, he can be better than he is. That’s the answer to Kevin’s riddle. Strength is collaborative. Authenticity can be bestowed or withheld, never claimed. Fatherhood too, in any way that matters. /// #pop #uk #music #instamusic #instagood #dexys #dexysmidnightrunners #kevinrowland #spotify #screenshot
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chema_77 Searching for the young soul rebels
#dexysmidnightrunners #dexys #kevinrowland
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moremusicthanmovies Come On Eileen - Too Rye Ay - Dexys Midnight Runners
Album - July, 1982
New Wave - Blue Eyed Soul - Celtic Folk
#comeoneileen #tooryeay #dexysmidnightrunners #newwave #celticfolk #blueeyedsoul #rocknroll #deezer
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Clarendon Gak Takeda a.k.a Dentonvale
gak250ly I bought 4LPs today. All records are so good that they make my boring day better, especially this one! #dexysmidnightrunners 2d

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musicvaultz Remember #dexysmidnightrunners? They're now known as #dexys, and yes... still making music! We dive into these one-hit wonders (or were they?) in the blog--link in bio! 2d

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p.s.i.c.o.p.a.t.a #comeoneileen #dexysmidnightrunners
NO ME JUZGEN, ESO HAGO CUANDO VOY A LA CASA DE MI ABUELA
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estebanjossue These people round here wear beaten down eyes sunk in smoke dried faces so resigned to what their fate is ... but no us .. no never #dexysmidnightrunners #comeoneileen #music #instapic #like4like 3d

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Lark Elaine (Milhouse)
_aquamxrine_ It will always be funny to me that people genuinely thought my name was Eileen the two years I was at college 3d

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mojokids1965 DexysのNew album、このヴィジュアルがもう堪らない。
アルバムのテーマも、"アイリッシュとカントリー・ソウル"。
6月が待ち遠しい。
#dexysmidnightrunners
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  •   paska_vaska 佇まいが素敵過ぎますね 4d
  •   mojokids1965 @paska_vaska 良いよね〜。しっかりツボを押さえたファッション 4d
  •   tenshisama19 私も大好きです〜♪ 相変わらずちょっと変態っぽいけど(笑)でも今が一番かっこいいかも♪ 4d
  •   mojokids1965 @tenshisama19 毎回変わるからね彼ら〜。そこにやられるんだけど。 4d

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