St. Etienne – Kiss And Make Up

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St. Etienne are such a sweet combo, still on the go and consistently creating music to revere. The threesome consists of Bob Stanley/Pete Wiggs electronic machinations and Sarah Cracknell’s faint Motown wispiness. The effect is a magical brew that could decorate the bleakest of coffee houses with velveteen atmosphere. The band have generally kept their motives London-centric despite being called after a French Football team. ‘Kiss And Makeup’ is taken from the early days circa 1990 as the band were finding their creative feet. The piano riffs are simplistic and the bass bumble may be obvious but there is such an exciting sense of chemistry between the players to suggest theirs would be a fruitful alliance. Paradoxically (eek) the vocals were supplied by a Cracknell clone (even if she hadn’t arrived yet) called Donna Savage. This song was originally recorded by Sarah jangle heads the Field Mice (‘Let’s Kiss And Make Up’), a band Stanley was a big fan of. Colin has immortalised this song forever over at the wonderful LKAMU. KD

St. Etienne – Kiss And Make Up

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] Too Young to Die [US] Pale Movie
Year: 1990

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  1. August 11, 2006
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    How wonderful!I love this version *just* about as much as The Field Mice version.Hugger does it again :)Thank-you.

  2. Anonymous
    August 14, 2006
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    great selection, hugger. a definitely classic from saint etienne’s extensive library of well-crafted tunes.

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