A trip down ‘All Saints’ memory lane…


I can’t say that I’ve been all the way in on the X-FactorNZ ride, but I am all the way in with the Melanie Blatt fan-club. She always seemed the coolest/most bad-ass member of the All Saints – though they all look pretty rad, let’s be honest –  and I’m sure she’d be great to get on the piss with. I saw the episode where she was choosing the final group contestants, and it looked like she was trying so hard to not laugh out loud the whole time, it was great. After watching last nights show, I started reminiscing with the bf about how the All Saints were cooler than other ‘girl’ groups, they were more adult, had more attitude, and had more babes in the group. We also debated our all-time favourite All Saints song. For me, it’s ‘Never Ever’, from the spoken intro which ties into the end of the song when Shaznay sings with gusto ‘you can tell me to my face, you can tell me on the phone, oooooh, you can write it in a letter babe, cos I really need to know!” This song has so many bridges and hooks, it was impossible for it to not succeed. EDIT: The bf has just pointed out that while ‘I Know Where It’s At’ is a good first single, ‘Never Ever’ is actually his fave too. ‘Pure Shores’ of course is up there, but doesn’t quite hold the same nostalgia for me as ‘Never Ever’, though I know for a lot of people, probably a bit younger than I, it will. ‘Booty Call’ is fun and funny, so I had to add it in there, and I’ve always thought ‘Black Coffee’ was great and a cleverly written song. So, now that I’ve gone down All Saints memory lane, why don’t you too…  (P.S How good a song writer is Shaznay Lewis, ay?)

“Sometimes vocabulary runs through my head, the alphabet runs right from A to Zed, conversations, hesitations in my mind, you got my conscience asking questions that I can’t find…”

“If you wanna have a good time, I know where it’s at, If you know you’ve got something on your mind, I know where it’s at!”

“I’m moving, I’m coming , can you hear, what I hear, it’s calling you my dear, out of reach…”

“You know I wanna be diggy down, boy, but I don’t get around, Jimmy has to ride in your pocket or lock him in your wallet,
It’s just a bootie call”

“I wouldnt wanna take, everything out on you, though I know I do, although I know I do, everytime I fall”

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6 Responses to A trip down ‘All Saints’ memory lane…

  1. Ana May 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Love love love…one of the first cds i brought…..

  2. April May 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Holy crap, I was just reminded how rad “I Know Where It’s At” is. That’s it, calling the girls over for drinks and some All Saints nostalgia this weekend.

  3. withlovefastbacks May 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    haha love it! oh man this is gonna be stuck in my head all week.

  4. ChaChiTerewai May 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    ohh damnn, that was a sure trip down memory lane alright! Thought I could only remember 1 of them until i played them all and found myself singin along to them all haha. They were the ish! Loove

  5. peninajoy May 22, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Wow I totally forgot bout Pure Shores

  6. hungryandfrozen May 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Damn, I Know Where It’s At is SUCH a good song, I totally forgot.

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