Saturday, March 22, 2008
The Pale Saints on Snub TV, 1990
I used to love Snub TV, me. Looking at this footage now, it all seems hilariously naive - truly like something from another age. The interview section and the voice-over are genuinely laughable but the live footage is every bit as exciting to me now as it was when I first saw it at the age of (gulp) 16.
In fact, The Pale Saints' debut LP The Comforts of Madness still sounds quite extraordinarily assured and accomplished. It's one of three albums that are on heavy rotation in my household right now - the other two being Neil Young's Tonight's the Night and the new Portishead. Pretty impressive company for a minor shoegazing/proto-post-rock band to be keeping but much deserved. Respect is overdue.