18 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, The Saints were a frenetic blast of raw energy that predated ’70s punk rock. Their debut album was recorded in two days and sounds like it, in the best possible way. On the unrelenting “Erotic Neurotic” and “Nights in Venice,” Chris Bailey’s snarled vocals drip with alienation and Ed Kuepper creates a buzzsaw blur on guitar. They even inject a dose of bruised blues-rock on “Story of Love” and “Messin’ with the Kid.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, The Saints were a frenetic blast of raw energy that predated ’70s punk rock. Their debut album was recorded in two days and sounds like it, in the best possible way. On the unrelenting “Erotic Neurotic” and “Nights in Venice,” Chris Bailey’s snarled vocals drip with alienation and Ed Kuepper creates a buzzsaw blur on guitar. They even inject a dose of bruised blues-rock on “Story of Love” and “Messin’ with the Kid.”

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