The Society of Cool
I just watched a recording of Chris Farlowe perform "Out Of Time" on Beat Beat Beat in 1966; can´t think of any other pop star so ugly and yet so fascinating at the same time in his double breasted jacket and paisley shirt! If you want to, look it up on YouTube and tell me if you can top that with anything else!
Yes, Clem, he´s a great singer and used to be a smart dresser too, but something about him...
His version of Midnight Hour- stunning, too!
Oh, Kevin Rowland looks like a ferret, but Dexys is one of my absolute favourite bands, ever.
Yeah- good one, Kevin Rowland! One of my favourite bands, too, but certainly no eye- candy!
I was stood next to Kevin in a record shop in Gardner Streeet, Brighton a couple of weeks ago and he looked quite dapper.
Then you will be pleased to know that Dexys are recording a new album as we speak and will tour to promote it.
Yeah may be good news! As long as the set includes the likes of Geno and Dance Stance... His unique whining voice helped me through many a teenage depression, really.
Oh, compared to how he looked at my age, when Young Soul Rebels came out, sure, he's definitely improved --but Robert Downey Jr and Johnny Depp have also improved with age, and they were both gorgeous to begin with.
To go from a wine to a cheese metaphor, many cheeses are best aged for a year, and some are best young, while others are great at any time after firming. Rowland is definitely in the "best when aged" category. Pete Townsend, in comparison, is in the "best when fresh" category.