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Friday, 10 November 2017
The Saints Are Coming
Some Antipodean punk rock to round off your week? Right you are.
Released in February 1977 (I'm) Stranded by Brisbane band The Saints is probably the best known punk album to emerge from the Southern Hemisphere.
The single of the same name from September 1976 was declared by Sounds to be Single of the week and every week so it is only fair that it is featured below.
Named as one of the top 30 Australian songs of all time with the album being listed as the 20th greatest Australian album.
Don't you just love such lists? Perfect for starting many a pub argument.
They are still on the go but lead singer and also later guitarist Chris Bailey remains the only ever present having had 36 fellow band members over the years. Australia's answer to Mark E. Smith perhaps?
The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
The Saints - Erotic Neurotic
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I'm off out to the pub tonight so I'll ask my pals what their favourite Aussie singles and albums are. For me This Perfect Day is definitely my favourite single while I'm Stranded is right up there as best album.ReplyDelete
Funny you should mention MES, the mighty Fall covered This Perfect Day, the Peel version is my favourite, although the version on the Marshall Suite is a bit more polished, if such a thing can be said of the Fall.ReplyDelete
All their best songs were written (or co-written) by the mighty Ed Kuepper, who continues to make great music to this day.ReplyDelete
Chris Bailey duetted on a Nick Cave single many years ago...one of the few singles I have as a 10" record.ReplyDelete