Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Dennis, Jul 23, 2008.
I suppose you need to be British to really enjoy Home Counties. I´m not, so....
I'm British and I don't get all the references either, it's very niche! I do like it though.
Yes it is Saint Etienne (inadvertently) pastiching Saint Etienne. It does all get a bit overly cliched. The track names are like something from some hideous online Saint Etienne random track name generator meme.
^ Haha yes! Like...
Ealing Broadway Station Elevator or Dansette at Pudding Lane Pelican Crossing...
They do have ridiculous song titles....
Home Counties was the first album of theirs I didn’t buy or even listen to (maybe once on Spotify). I keep waiting for it to be on sale as it annoys the OCD completist in me not to have it.
I’m the same - in fact I had to just go check if I’d even found a cheap copy yet to fill the hole!
I´d stan that one!
Coming soon on just discovered red vinyl 10” - only 25 left
I was the same but i listened to it again and it’s a lot better than I remembered
Home counties has four killer tracks 'Dive', 'Out of my mind', 'Magpie eyes' and 'Train drivers in eyeliner'. 'Heather' is pretty good too, so it's worth it for those 5 even if some of the others are a bit pedestrian.
I can confirm there is no elevator at Ealing Broadway station which is a disgrace in this day and age.
My favourite from the era. The album is a solid 8/10 for me.
Heather was pretty instant for me and I thought the album was going to be more like that. It’s quite Finistere
As part of a larger pandemic clean-out, I found a copy of the 2014 Saint Etienne book published by the now defunct First Third Books and it is a really lovely object. I seem to remember that they sold signed copies through their own online store, or did I imagine that?
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