The Saints - Howling (Digital)
Howling was released in mid '96 through early '97 - depending where you were in the world - and was the first saints album of the nineties. Back when downloading albums wasn't even heard of.
format: mp3 download
About the Album
Howling is classic Saints; a darkly passionate exploration of the territories of the human soul that most rock bands can't even get near. In the pantheon of Saints albums this record is their "Heart of Darkness". From the opening track, the purposefully "low-fi" screech of the electric guitars are the perfect soundscape for the tortured journey through the cracked and occasionally tender vignettes of the human condition. It's a great rock and roll record....
The album was recorded at night, somewhere in 1996, In a variety of positions onto a large tape recorder via a range of recently purchased sex aids and a couple of dodgy microphones. All of which are highly recommended!
The noisy bits were captured and battered onto tape by Lelle Hildebrand through the miracle of modern technology and a rusty hammer.
The Meisterwork was produced by a couple of dodgy old bastards in dirty raincoats whilst watching art films in a buddy booth at Madame Fifi's Aquatic Emporium and hom for wayward young ladies. The following miscreants in various combinations conspired to produce the racket contained herein.
Chris Bailey, singing, playing the guitar, and occasionally the organ, Mons Wieslanders and Ian Walsh played the guitar. Joakim Tack did the bass bits, a spot of Engineering, and had some howlingly good ideas at mix time. Andreas Jornvill played the drums. All the other Saints, past, present and future for providing the rock on which we build.
Ubbe Nordstrom who with the eye of the truly great artisit and a small black box captured the images which he and Anders Wieslander with scissors, glue and camel gin terrorized into becoming the cover. Vim and geoffry do the business and are available for harassment at the following addresses:
Thank you, and honorary Saintdums are bestowed upon Ian James and the rest of the girls at Mushroom Music, to Chris Carr, essentially for the hell of it and to Elisabeto Corleoni for the logotype. Thanks also to ULF Marknas for the "Dundret-Surf" on the net, and for his gentle manly interest in the mos manly game of all. This has been a general dog presentation 'for the poor by the paw'.