Significant Songs (171)

Real Gone Kid

Scottish band Deacon Blue stole their name from the Steeley Dan song of the same name, so that grabbed my attention, in 1987. Fronted by lead vocalists and married couple Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh, they didn’t really fit into a genre. Their songs were clever, well constructed, and catchy. By the release of their second album in 1988, they were enjoying success in the UK charts, and this single from it was in the top ten.

They continued to tour until 1994, playing to sell-out audiences, and building on success. But when the drummer left that year, the band split, and were not heard of for five years, until reforming in 1999. With a change of line-up, they still continue to perform today, and had huge sales of their Greatest Hits album, released in 1994.

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