MUSIC VIDEO: Saint Etienne – ‘Nothing Can Stop Us Now’ – 1991
This British trio has managed to successfully infuse amazing modern dance club music with the spirit of 1963 over a period that spans twenty years.
I was fortunate enough to have seen them play their very first US performance in New York City (with Grant Lee Buffalo and American Music Club) at the Manhattan Center Ballroom on September 23, 1994. Saint Etienne was reported at the time to have been very unhappy with how the show went, but I remember having loved it.
This band has released so many fabulous albums, that I consider them to be one of my all-time favorite groups. I recently attempted to burn some of their best tracks for someone only to realize there was no way I could fit them all onto a regular 80 minute CD. Seriously, how many bands from the last 20 years can you say that about?
This song, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now,” is from their very first album, FOXBASE ALPHA. Approaching its twentieth birthday, I think you’ll agree that this tune is timeless.
For Neil Young Fans out there, who happen to enjoy dance music, you’ll absolutely adore this Saint Etienne cover of his song “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” — also from FOXBASE ALPHA.