Dexys Midnight Runners
Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
30 years old this July, Searching for the Young Soul Rebels was recorded during April 1980. The album combines the aggressiveness of punk rock with soul music, particularly influenced by the Northern soul movement.
The album was preceded by and contains the hit-single "Geno", which topped the UK Singles Chart. It also contains two other charting singles: "Dance Stance" (re-recorded as "Burn It Down") and "There, There, My Dear" (which included the lyrics "I've been searching for the young soul rebels" that inspired the album's title).
The album reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart and is certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. It has been widely acclaimed by music critics since its release and is included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Burn It Down
Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
The Teams That Meet in Caffs
I'm Just Looking
Seven Days Too Long
I Couldn't Help If I Tried
Thankfully Not Living in Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply
Love Part One
There There My Dear