The Saints: Eternally Yours

„We got new thoughts, new ideas, it’s all so groovy
It’s just a shame that we all seen the same old movies.“

With those words, delivered in a bored drawl, Chris Bailey and his band the Saints took punk rock on a long detour in 1978. Even as they commanded a ferocious guitar-and-snarl power only a few of their contemporaries could match, the Saints knew the new music they were making wasn’t enough by itself. ‚Eternally Yours,‘ their second album, stands as a landmark because it put that knowledge into action– it fused punk energy with ambitious song stuctures and arrangements. Along with ‚London Calling‘ more than a year later, ‚Eternally Yours‘ made clear that punk could be integrated with other rock styles in an endless variety of combinations.