Posts from 6th November 2008

6
Nov 08

DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – “Geno”

FT + Popular75 comments • 5,581 views

#457, 2nd May 1980

The insight that took Kevin Rowland from punker to star was that the DIY aesthetic which formed some part of punk’s appeal – the idea that inspiration could and should trump technical ability – could as easily be applied to soul. If soul was a passion that emerged from within, why filter it through technique? Love, belief and respect for the past would surely be enough.

»
More