Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Saint Etienne: Cats Eyes and Legless

Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 30 April 1994

You know Saint Etienne as the flop band living within the pages of Kay's Catalogue and fronted by Emma Peel's understudy. But their pals reckon the Sainties are crazed rock 'n' roll animals with a string of smash hits — albeit 17 entries for one week at Number 39 — behind them. So who is right? Johnny Cigarettes adjudicates.

Total word count of piece: 2156