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Soundtrack Of Your Life blog, February 2024
#1064381 added February 20, 2024 at 5:12pm
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"Dark End Of The Street" - The Commitments


And we're back to the Motown sound, though this time it's a cover version from the movies. This film - The Commitments - is the story about the short-lived attempts of a bunch of north Dubliners to put together a group playing soul music and is a hoot from start to finish. This is where I first encountered this song.

I've chosen this version from YouTube, as a slightly longer version starts a bit earlier in the scene: the drummer has knocked over part of his kit, the lead singer has had a go at him about it, and in return he's threatened to insert his drumstick...well, you get the idea. As I said, the group is short-lived. *Bigsmile* If you haven't seen it, it's well worth a look.

Here's a classic quote from the film when the band founder is asked by the new recruits why a bunch of white Irish boys should be doing soul music:


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