When sit-com "Brush Strokes" first aired on BBC1 in 1986 it featured a short
extract from the Dexys recording "Because Of You" over the opening credits. However by 1990 Kevin Rowland had rerecorded
this short section of the song - complete with a curious lyrical change - for use on the later series.
KEN BRUCE SHOW
A short item broadcast on Radio 2 on 26/01/06 featuring news of the
forthcoming Dexys album including a few words from Kevin Rowland.
Kevin Rowland appears as a guest reviewer on BBC 6 Music's Round
Table show and talks about writing songs for a new Dexys album.
Round Table host Steve Lamacq asks Kevin Rowland to explain his own
The Proclaimers have often given credit to Dexys for
the influence they had on the Scottish duo's formative years. In a BBC documentary broadcast in 2001, Kevin Rowland
repays the compliment, expressing his appreciation of the Reid brothers' music.
YOU CRY" CLIP
This chorus from the 1978 Killjoys track,
"Smoke Your Own" was later adapted to become the 1981 Dexys track "Your Own" which was eventually reworked as "Liars
A To E".
Sally James interviews Kevin Rowland and Kevin "Al"
Archer for ITV's Saturday morning kids' show, "Tiswas" in 1980, resulting in one of TV's legendary moments!
"(I GOTTA) HOLD
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