Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

by Dexys Midnight Runners

Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels is the debut studio album by English pop group Dexys Midnight Runners, released on 11 July 1980, through Parlophone and EMI Records. Led by Kevin Rowland, the group formed in 1978 in Birmingham, England, and formed a strong live reputation before recording their first material. 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.


  1. Burn It Down
  2. Tell Me When My Light Turns Green
  3. The Teams That Meet In Caffs
  4. I’m Just Looking
  5. Geno
  6. Seven Days Too Long
  7. I Couldn’t Help If I Tried
  8. Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn’t Apply
  9. Keep It
  10. Love Part One
  11. There, There, My Dear

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Wikipedia URL
Format Vinyl LP Album Reissue Remastered
Label Parlophone
Catalog Number PCSX 7213
Notes Comes with lyrics inner sleeve.
Discogs URL Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels