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The Vinyl Guide

If you like records, just starting a collection or are an uber-nerd with a house-full of vinyl, this is the podcast for you. Nate Goyer is The Vinyl Guide and discusses all things music and record-related. Nate is a 40+ year vinyl collector, owns some of the most highly desired titles and enjoys them thoroughly. The Vinyl Guide is his journey through the history of music to speak with the artists and technicians who made music history and get the stories behind the records.

Jul 24, 2023

Kevin Rowland of Dexys shares stories of his early days with records, "The Killjoys" single, forming "Dexy's Midnight Runners", the making of "Geno", "Come On Eileen", his new LP "The Feminine Divine" and more.

Topics include:

  • Kevin doesn’t have a record player
  • Buying records as a kid
  • Elvis & The Beatles were a big influence
  • Joining his brother’s cover band
  • Discovering punk, forming “The Killjoys”
  • Making the 7” single “Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven
  • Kevin and band still haven’t seen a penny for that record
  • Disintegrating “The Killjoys”, forming "Dexy’s Midnight Runners"
  • Alternative names for “Dexy’s Midnight Runners”
  • Involvement with Bernard Rhodes
  • 2 single deal Oddball records via EMI
  • The story of “Dance Stance” single and mix
  • Multiple mixes of “Geno”, switching to the band favoured mix
  • Recognizing the popularity of “Geno
  • Parlophone missed the option making Dexy’s free to move labels
  • The pressure going into “Too-Rye-Ay”
  • Memories of the making of “Come On Eileen”
  • Recent remix of “Too Rye-Ay (As It Should Have Sounded)”
  • Remastering of “Don’t Stand Me Down”
  • Dexy’s appearance on “The Young Ones”
  • Recent burst of Dexys in recent years
  • The new album “The Feminine Divine” is a personal album
  • Kevin’s journey and revisiting learnings from his youth
  • Some people aren’t comfortable with the evolution of Dexys
  • Kevin has always bucked trends in the music industry
  • Interview wrap up

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