Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Live Moment: Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come on Eileen"

When I was about 13 I got a copy of Dexy's Midnight Runners' Too-Rye-Ay album, because that was the way I operated back then. One of the bonus tracks was a live recording - I believe this exact one - of "Come On Eileen," and it always impressed me how they were able to use the dynamics of the song to really work the audience - sure they were just stretching it out a lot, but that audience is with it, man, and it was one of the first indications I got of the power of music to move and join people.

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