Saturday Night Studio – Saint Etienne
Back again with music you likely won’t hear on other radio stations…
In the early 90s, Saint Etienne released their debut album Foxbase Alpha, which featured a cover of a Neil Young song, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart.” Unlike the spare, acoustic original, they went with a house music style –
Sarah Cracknell sings in the video, but on the original track the vocals were by Moira Lambert, as Cracknell had not yet joined the band on a permanent basis. Sarah did appear in one of the two videos filmed for the song, miming the lyrics. A black and white video was also recorded, with “vocals” by Lucy Golden of the short-lived band Golden.
That snippet you heard at the end of the concert vid is the next song in the set, “Method Of Modern Love.” No relation to the Hall & Oates hit from the 80s.
More songs from that show can be found on Youtube here. I rather like “Nothing Can Stop Us” –
Song – Only Love Can Break Your Heart on Amazon
Song – Nothing Can Stop Us on Amazon
Album – Foxbase Alpha on Amazon