Kevin Rowland

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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Kevin Rowland (born 17 August 1953) is a British musician and was the songwriter and lead singer for Dexys Midnight Runners from 1978 to 1987. He has released two solo albums, 1988's The Wanderer and 1999's My Beauty.


  • Old clothes do not make a tortured artist.
    • liner notes to Searching For the Young Soul Rebels (1980)
  • The only way to change things is to shoot men who arrange things.
    • lyric to "There There My Dear" (1980)
  • I went to an art exhibition recently, and the guy had a quote of mine from that song there — "The only way to change things is to shoot men who arrange things." I wouldn't agree with shooting people at all. I was just anti-love. I feel differently now. But, you know. It's OK. That's how it was then, and it's good.
    • Tangents 2001 interview
  • I had someone come up to me at "Top Of The Pops" and say they thought our records were excellent. "Yeah," I replied. "I think yours are fucking shit." It was awful really.
    • Tangents 2001 interview

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