The Pale Saints – Half-Life, Remembered

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This recording is all of 2 decades old. Yep, information like that really puts the wind up auld hugger since its emergence from the stacks across a smoky room still seems like yesterday. It is the work of Leeds outfit the Pale Saints who were an utterly dreamy prospect, made a remarkable album in 1990’s ‘The Comfort of Madness’ and released a slew of luminous singles (chief among them ‘Throwing Back The Apple’). This song signalled the arrival of ex-lush player Meriel Barham to the fold and she and singer Ian Masters would strike up a winning, if short lived, partnership. While this not strictly shoegaze it has all the tell tell signs of a time when bands like Ride, the Boo Radleys and Slowdive were in full swing. KD

The Pale Saints – Half-Life, Remembered

More Info: Official & Myspace
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Year: 1990

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  1. April 26, 2010
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    I really, really appreciate your blog and the fact that you also feel that shoegaze is still relevant.

  2. Anonymous
    May 2, 2010
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    I love Pale Saints, but Half-Life Remembered was one incredible EP. Shivers from the music genius still ripple through me when I listen to it. Thanks for bringing it up again :)

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