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Scarce Saints
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Subtitled - Hymns Of Oblivion 1977-1984. Cult-adored for a decade & a half, the groundbreaking Saints brought Australia into the punk realm & went on to leave an indelible mark in Europe This essential collectors CD pr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Saints
Title: Scarce Saints
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Raven [Australia]
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Subtitled - Hymns Of Oblivion 1977-1984. Cult-adored for a decade & a half, the groundbreaking Saints brought Australia into the punk realm & went on to leave an indelible mark in Europe This essential collectors CD presents 20-tracks of impossible rare studio & concert cuts. Comes with exhaustive liner notes & a striking cover! Raven. 1989.
 

CD Reviews

Tonic for the Troops
Kathy Fennessy | 12/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cornucopia of rarities (B-sides, bonus singles, etc.) covers several years (1977-1984), several line-ups (including the classic Bailey/Kuepper/Hay/Bradshaw quartet), and two countries (Australia and the UK). Half the tracks are live (11-20) and--for those keeping score at home--Kuepper, who would exit the band (acrimoniously) around the time of final EMI recording "Prehistoric Sounds," plays on tracks one through four and 11. Punked-up femme-fronted classics "Lipstick on Your Collar" (Connie Francis) and "River Deep-Mountain High" (Ike & Tina Turner), originally on the "One-Two-Three-Four" EP, actually became less scarce once included as bonus tracks with 1977's "(I'm) Stranded." Same with the delightfully goofy "Do the Robot," added to 1978's "Eternally Yours." (It's worth noting that Aussie legends the Easybeats preceded the Saints in covering "River Deep" in the late-'60s--which isn't to take anything away from the excellent version here.) The collection, as a whole, is a must for the Saints-aholic. Surely, there are worse addictions than the sound of Chris Bailey's bluesy voice or Ed Kuepper's virtuosic guitar playing."