My chums from Glasgow University and I were what would now be termed "early adopters" of Dexy's Midnight Runners.
My chums from Glasgow University and I were what would now be termed \"early adopters\" of Dexy's Midnight Runners.
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An album from a one-time Dexy’s member is a long-lost classic. By Keith Bruce
I wanted to be JB, the group's tenor saxophonist, and my best friend's sister started going out with the keyboard player, Andy.
Andy Leek's career with Dexy's was brief. He left to pursue a solo career after their second single, and first hit, Geno, releasing his own debut, Move on in your Maserati, in a sleeve decorated with press cuttings about his departure, shortly thereafter. He was, however, involved with his old band-mates in what became the most notorious episode in the Dexy's story, helping Kevin "Al" Archer, who had later left the group, with the new music he was making. Archer made the mistake of letting Kevin Rowland hear the demos and the Dexy's frontman blatantly copied the whole sound for the Too-Rye-Ay album and Come on Aileen mega-hit – a sin to which Rowland has subsequently confessed.
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