Friday, December 5, 2008

The Saints-Eternally Yours (1978)

We got new thoughts, new ideas it's all so groovy
It's just a shame that we've all seen the same old movies

The Saints 2nd record is and is not a departure from (I'm) Stranded. There's definitely more of an R&B feel and it's hard not to notice the horns blaring, but the idea is still pretty similar. Bailey's voice is one of the best in rock and roll history and I feel no sense of hyperbole by saying so. He can honestly sing a line without trying to sing a line.

The themes of these tunes are pretty dark and show these dudes growing desire to be removed from the "punk" scene. The amazing thing about the Saints is that this is 1978 in Australia. It's not like they're from NY with a bunch of buds who wanna be in bands and go see shows. They were fucking marooned.

Simply a fantastic band, an even more fantastic singer, and great songs. If you aren't already up on this you need to be.
(This is from the reissue, so I threw a couple bonus cuts on here, i'll denote the original tracklist with asterisks)

1. Know Your Product
2. Lost And Found
3. Memories Are Made of This
4. Private Affair
5. A Minor Aversion
6. No, Your Product
7. This Perfect Day
8. Run Down
9. Orstralia
10. New Center of the Universe
11. Untitled
12. (I'm) Misunderstood
13. International Robots
*14. L.I.E.S.
*15. Do The Robot

Eternally Yours

1 comment:

Josh H. said...

First time ever hearing this.
It's freaking awesome.