12/2/15

The Saints - International Robot Sessions (1977)



Another welcome re-up that I had forgotten to do previously. Some details below. But who needs details about such a great band? Listening again to these demos it's clear that this band has lost none of its cathartic effect 35 years later. Catch it here.

Recorded one month before the sessions done for the Eternally Yours album, it's a rough and raw document of the way the band imagined what the album would be. Released in 2004 on the All Times Through Paradise box-set, it is strangely entitled International Robot Sessions although the eponymous title is not in the set. Only one song was not used anywhere, the one called "Champagne Misery" (the formulation will be used in "Every Night's A Party" on Prehistoric Sounds). Two are from the One Two Three Four EP and won't be on the LP too. Are missing the fantastic "Know Your Product" and "International Robots". All in all, impossible not to have this document in any Saints amateur discography (or MP3-ophy). 

Champagne Misery. She said she thinks she's going down again 'Cause she's so tired now of all her friends And she'd like to go away Spend some time in a foreign place It's no good Just don't know what to do She said her life is full of misery She dreams of places where she'd rather be And she'd like to go away Spend some time in a foreign place It's no good Just don't know what to do She has no time for, and she doesn't like anyone She's not content, and she doesn't have any fun She said she thinks she's going down again 'Cause she's so tired now of all her friends And she'd like to go away Spend some time in a foreign place It's no good Just don't know what to do She has no time for, and she doesn't like anyone She's not content, and she don't have any fun Poor little girl, she doesn't have any fun Poor little girl, not loved by anyone Oh, little girl Oh, little girl Oh, little girl Oh, little girl

3 comments:

frd boule said...

Thank you very much !

Unknown said...

Phooey! These seem to be gone. This is one of my favorite albums on the planet. I'd love to hear the demos. Nice article though.

Vonnoosh said...

Thank you for posting! I already have this but love seeing the love for the forgotten 70's punk band. The Saints, Radio Birdman, Eddie and the Hot Rods and Undertones never got the appreciation the Clash, Dead Boys, Vibrators and Sex Pistols got. It's like exploring the peaks and ignoring the valleys just listening to the bands everyone knows about.