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Searching For the Young Soul Rebels

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Download links and information about Searching For the Young Soul Rebels by Dexy-S Midnight Runners. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, New Wave, Alternative genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 01:49:02 minutes.

Artist: Dexy-S Midnight Runners
Release date: 1980
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, New Wave, Alternative
Tracks: 32
Duration: 01:49:02
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Burn It Down (2000 Remaster) 4:22
2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green (2000 Remaster) 3:46
3. The Teams That Meet in Caffs (2000 Remaster) 4:08
4. I'm Just Looking (2000 Remaster) 4:41
5. Geno (2000 Remaster) 3:27
6. Seven Days Too Long (2000 Remaster) 2:43
7. I Couldn't Help It If I Tried (2000 Remaster) 4:14
8. Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply (2000 Remaster) 2:58
9. Keep It (2000 Remaster) 4:00
10. Love Part 1 (Poem) [2000 Remaster] 1:12
11. There There My Dear (2000 Remaster) 3:32
12. Dance Stance (Alternate Single Mix) [2010 Remaster] 3:44
13. I'm Just Looking (B-side Version) [2010 Remaster] 4:24
14. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (2010 Remaster) 3:25
15. The Horse (2010 Remaster) 2:23
16. Keep It Part 2 (Inferiority), Pt. 1 [2010 Remaster] 3:46
17. One Way Love (2010 Remaster) 3:10
18. Plan B (2010 Remaster) 2:38
19. Soul Finger (2010 Remaster) 2:14
20. Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply (Manchester Square Demo) 2:54
21. Hold On! I'm Comin' (Manchester Square Demo) 4:18
22. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (Manchester Square Demo) 3:36
23. The Horse (Manchester Square Demo) 2:40
24. I Couldn't Help It If I Tried (Manchester Square Demo) 4:20
25. Geno (John Peel Session) 3:27
26. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green (John Peel Session) 3:13
27. The Horse (John Peel Session) 2:12
28. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (John Peel Session) 3:28
29. Geno (Kid Jensen Session) 3:23
30. Respect (Kid Jensen Session) 3:33
31. Dance Stance (Kid Jensen Session) 3:18
32. The Teams That Meet in Caffs (Kid Jensen Session) 3:53

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The crackling stations being switched on the radio and the gang shout followed by the spoken injunction to "burn it down" sound like they should be starting off a Sham 69 record. Then "Burn It Down" actually starts, with its horn section, Hammond organ and Kevin Rowland's utterly unconventional soul vocals. The cult of Dexy's, and this album in particular, were worshipped as the return of "soul" to English rock music at the dawn of Thatcherism. Exploring the myth that this album holds, especially in Brit music terms, can be a strange prospect: 20 years on it doesn't sound revolutionary, it just sounds good. And good it is, quite good, compared to where Paul Weller ended up, i.e., too reverential by half. This is vibrant, alive, and unconcerned with perfection. Rowland takes a role that Morrissey would have in 1985 and Jarvis Cocker in 1995 — the unexpected but perfect voice to capture a time and moment in the U.K. His slightly strangled wail and sly, wry lyrics and song titles ("Tell Me When My Light Turns Green," "Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply") make this album in many ways. Musically, the group lays down R&B grooves and brassy hooks with aplomb, as on the brilliant "Seven Days Too Long" and the number one single "Geno," but throw in film noir touches, John Barry-writing-for-James Bond fare and more just as ably. The liner notes have a fun description of the group's origins and brief notes for most of the tunes — the best for the finale, "There, There, My Dear": "P.S. Old clothes do not make a tortured artist." The 2000 reissue contains a slew of extra tracks and B-sides, making it the version to find.