On July 11, 1980.


On July 11, 1980, “EMI” label released “Searching for the Young Soul Rebels”, the debut Dexys Midnight Runners studio album. It was recorded in 1979 – 1980, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Pete Wingfield.  “The Guardianranked the album at number 93 on its list of the “100 Best Albums Ever” and “Melody Maker” ranked it at number 42 on its list of the “All Time Top 100 Albums”.


  • Kevin Rowland– vocals
  • Kevin “Al” Archer– vocals, guitar, liner notes
  • Pete Saunders– organ
  • Pete Williams – vocals, bass
  • Andy “Stoker” Growcott– drums
  • “Big” Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Geoffrey “Jeff” Blythe – saxophone
  • Steve “Babyface” Spooner – alto saxophone
  • Andy Leek– organ
  • Barry Hammond – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Burn it Down – Kevin Rowland
  2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green – Kevin Rowland
  3. The Teams That Meet in Caffs – Kevin Archer
  4. I’M Just Looking – Kevin Rowland, Geoffrey Blythe, Peter Saunders
  5. Geno – Kevin Archer, Kevin Rowland
  6. Seven Days Too Long – R. Bailey, Vernon Harrell
  7. I Couldn’t Help It If I Tried – Kevin Rowland, Jim Paterson
  8. Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn’t Apply – Kevin Rowland, Peter Saunders
  9. Keep It – Kevin Archer, R. Blythe
  10. Love Part One – Kevin Rowland
  11. There, There, My Dear – Kevin Rowland, Kevin Archer

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