Dexy’s Midnight Runners released their “Come On Eileen” single on June 26, 1982. Here’s a live (or live-ish?) performance from that era.
oh well fuck i gotta listen to Dexy’s all day now
This song—and really the whole album—is so much better than you’d think or remember. Ambitious stuff that actually worked.
Not a lot of “Wow, That’s Just So 80s!” artifacts still sound this fresh.
Talented fella, terrific band, and an unapologetically classic earworm.