Know Your Product: The Best of the Saints

Know Your Product: The Best Of The Saints


At the same time the Sex Pistols were pursuing "Anarchy in the U.K.," half a world away in Australia, Aussie punks the Saints were staging their own revolution. Their anxious, adrenalized R&B sound takes the reverb rock & roll riffs of '60s American surf, lay it in a rumbling, rolling bass undertow, and bring it to a boil with thundering drums that keep the pace crackling. Imagine the blitzkrieg bop pop sense of the Ramones if they'd beaten on the brat with Dick Dale's guitar. Lead singer Chris Bailey drags a Rotten sneer over the bluesy snarl of his vocals, as the band translates the Animals' refurbished blues for Richard Hell's Blank Generation. Their dedication to blues (given a punk edge) becomes more apparent as the album advances through these chronological tracks. Taken from the band's most fertile period with its original lineup, it compiles nine tracks from each of their first two albums, (I'm) Stranded and the masterpiece Eternally Yours, as well as a pair of tracks from the heavily Stax-influenced Prehistoric Sounds. Of special interest to fans are a pair of covers from their 1977 EP One, Two, Three, Four, "River Deep, Mountain High" and Connie Francis' classic "Lipstick on Your Collar," which races like a schoolboy's pulse in the midst of his first infatuation, and is twice as intense. This is a fine introduction to the band, though listeners might find themselves seeking the first two albums anyway. ~ Chris Parker, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: EMI Music Distribution
  • UPC: 724385377921
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Track listings

  • 1. (I'm) Stranded
  • 2. (This) Perfect Day
  • 3. Lipstick On Your Collar
  • 4. River Deep, Mountain High
  • 5. Demolition Girl
  • 6. One Way Street
  • 7. Story Of Love
  • 8. Kissin' Cousins
  • 9. No Time
  • 10. Wild About You
  • 11. Messin' With The Kid
  • 12. Nights In Venice
  • 13. Do The Robot
  • 14. Know Your Product
  • 15. Run Down
  • 16. Lost And Found
  • 17. Memories Are Made Of This
  • 18. Private Affair
  • 19. Minor Aversion, A
  • 20. No, Your Product
  • 21. Swing For The Crime
  • 22. All Times Through Paradise
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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