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Friday, 10 December 2010

Her Pretty Face Is Stained With Tears

Saint Etienne were mentioned in yesterday's Intastella post so I thought I'd put up one of my favourite songs of the last twenty years- Like A Motorway, from 1994. Set to a throbbing Kraftwerkian electro backing (programmed by Underworld's Rick Smith) and with a lyric about the death of love, it contains many well observed and well written lines including-

'She said 'Life was like a motorway
Dull, grey and long til he came along''.

The 12" came with a variety of remixes including a mental David Holmes one, but this song is what journalists at the time used to call 'perfect pop'. Which it was.
The above picture is number one in a google image search of the band- no idea why.

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