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Saint Etienne - Like A Motorway album

Saint Etienne - Like A Motorway album
  • Performer Saint Etienne
  • Title Like A Motorway
  • Date of release 1994
  • Country UK
  • Style Breakbeat, Techno, Synth-pop, IDM
  • Other formats MP3 AIFF AUD XM WMA APE VOC
  • Genre Electronic / Pop
  • Size MP3 1940 mb
  • Size FLAC 1662 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 192

Tiger Bay is the third studio album by English indie dance band Saint Etienne. It was released 28 February 1994 by Heavenly Records. In an interview with Record Collector, band member Bob Stanley stated that the title is a reference to the 1959 film Tiger Bay. The album is described by Bob Stanley as "an album of modern folk songs done in twentieth century styles like techno and dub".

This song is by Saint Etienne and appears on the album Tiger Bay (1994) and on the compilation album Nice Price! (2006). Transcribed by Mark Dorset. He's gone,, he's gone. She wears sad jeans, torn at the waistband. Her pretty face, is stained with tears. And in her right hand, she clasps a letter;I know this means, that he has gone. And in this town, of mis-guided tourists,She never thought, she'd fall in love

Band Name Saint Etienne. Album Name Like a Motorway. Type EP. Released date 1994. Labels Heavenly Recordings. Members owning this album0. 2. Like a Motorway (Chekhov Warp Dub). 3. Like a Motorway (The David Holmes Mix). 4. Like a Motorway (Skin Up, You're Already Dead).

Artist: Saint Etienne. Album: London Conversations. He said her skin smelled just like petals Said stupid things he knew she'd like She said her life was like a motorway Dull, gray and long 'til he came along. I said, "How could he ever leave you?

Watch the video for Like a Motorway from Saint Etienne's Tiger Bay for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Written by Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Produced by Saint Etienne Released February 1994 on Tiger Bay Notes Mixed and programmed by Rick Smith of Underworld.

London Conversations: The Best of Saint Etienne. Universal International, Universal.

Saint Etienne are an English band from London, formed in 1990. The band consists of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. They became associated with the UK's indie dance scene in the 1990s, beginning with the release of their debut album Foxbase Alpha in 1991. Their work has been described as uniting 1990s club culture with 1960s pop and other disparate influences. The name of the band come from the French football club of AS Saint-Étienne.

Saint Etienne "Like A Motorway" Music Video. I said, "How could he ever leave you?

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Like A Motorway
Engineer – Ian CattMixed By – Rick Smith
A2 Like A Motorway (Chekhov Warp Dub)
Engineer – Steve DubRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – The Dust Brothers
B1 Like A Motorway (The David Holmes Mix)
Engineer – Gary Burns, Jagz KoonerRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – David Holmes
B2 Like A Motorway (Skin Up, You're Already Dead)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Autechre

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Creation Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Creation Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Cat Music
  • Mixed At – Lemonworld


  • Design – Anthony Sweeney
  • Photography – Paul Kelly
  • Producer – Saint Etienne
  • Written-By – Stanley*, Wiggs*


Original mix recorded at Cat Music Mitcham
Mixed at Lemonworld Hornchurch
Design by Anthony Sweeney @ Fusion

Both labels incorrectly state that the record plays at 45 rpm.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 025006 290403

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HVN 40CD Saint Etienne Like A Motorway ‎(CD, Single) Heavenly HVN 40CD UK 1994
HVN 40 CD St. Etienne* Motorway ‎(Cass, Single, Promo) Heavenly HVN 40 CD UK 1994
HVN 40, HVN40 Saint Etienne Like A Motorway ‎(7", Single) Heavenly, Heavenly HVN 40, HVN40 UK 1994
HVN 40 CS Saint Etienne Like A Motorway ‎(Cass, Single) Heavenly HVN 40 CS UK 1994
SCR 660371 2, 660371 2 Saint Etienne Like A Motorway ‎(CD, Maxi) Heavenly, Heavenly SCR 660371 2, 660371 2 Europe 1994

Talk about Saint Etienne - Like A Motorway

You have to commend St Etienne for their admirable choice of mixers on this release where even the original version - an upbeat pop number with pretty, poetic and ultimately quite poignant vocals - is mixed by Rick Smith of Underworld. The first remix comes from the Chemical Brothers - around a year before ditching their earlier Dust Brothers moniker - with midtempo breakbeats, deep bassline and some great sections of melodic distortion (I guess you need to hear it yourself to understand what I mean there). Next up is David Holmes, accompanied by his regular Sabres engineers, with a combination of bassline, percussion and acid-line that sounds not unlike Hardfloor. He recorded a lot of long (10+ minutes) techno tracks like this around 1993/4 but his mixes of 'Come Into My Life', 'Smokebelch II' and particularly his own epic 'Johnny Favourite' on Warp from the same period are more effective. The single saves the best till last. I'm sure that some fans of nu-skool glitched-out Autechre will dismiss their remix here as being too pretty but if, like me, you love the IDM masterpiece that is their 'Amber' LP then you really need to check this out. The exquisite composition takes an entrancing metallic percussion loop and adds elegant tones and a single repeated syllable. The central ambient breakdown is so long that whenever I listen on a Walkman I always think that I must've lost myself in the music and not noticed the break and surely this must be the outro now because the break can't be this long... but then finally the percussion drops back in, a whole three minutes later. Quite sublime, and easily one of my favourite Autechre tracks.