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Monday, 29 July 2013

Saints Preserve Us

I've driven through Saint Etienne the French city between Lyon and Toulouse.
From memory it was quite industrial and not particularly picturesque. Indeed it is the home of the French bicycle making industry.
The local football team AS Saint-Etienne graced Glasgow's Hampden Park in the European Cup Final in 1976 losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich
The Croyden band of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs also go by the same moniker (a more sexy and sophisticated name than Croydon - I'm sure you'll agree) and produce some not unpleasant indie/dance tunes which have a nice summer feel to them
Too Yong to Die -Singles 1990-1995 purchased Saturday - Chest, Heart and Stroke

Saint Etienne - Only love Can Break Your Heart

Saint Etienne - You're In a Bad Way


  1. Lovely- great songs and cracking band, especially the early stuff

  2. Although someone once said it was the equivalent of a French band calling themselves Coventry City

  3. I heard they were remixed by somebody.. someone who has a luxuriant beard now..

  4. Or even Airdrieonians SA?!
    Didn't know that Steve Earle had remixed Saint Etienne Luca!!

  5. Airdrieonians would be a great name for any band. The first single of course would have to be a version of Only The Lonely with Diamonds Are Forever on the flip.