Sunday, 3 June 2007

Sunday night Aussie rock

Wikipedia: The Saints are an Australian rock band, formed in Brisbane in 1974. They are considered to be one of the first and most influential punk groups. By 1975, contemporaneously with the Ramones but on the other side of the world, The Saints were employing the fast tempos, slurred vocals and buzzsaw guitar that characterised early punk rock. With the release of their first single "(I'm) Stranded" in late 1976, they beat on to vinyl a host of more widely-known punk acts like the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks, and The Clash. Bob Geldof has been quoted as saying, "Rock music in the Seventies was changed by three bands - the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints".

When you consider what was out there in 1976 and have a look at I'm Stranded and Know Your Product then you can see exactly how much influence on the punk scene The Saints were.

I'm Stranded

Know Your Product

1 comment:

Osmond said...

The original lineup is playing the Pig City festival in Brisbane. First show since they broke up just under three decades ago. No other shows announced but I hope it becomes a wider tour.