saints and sinners
© Rockin' Music
This was the first song written by
Johnny And The Self Abusers. It was named after The Saints And Sinners,
the venue of their second gig (now King Tuts).
It was picked from the two track demo tape sent to Chiswick Records and appeared as the A-side of their debut single.
Despite the low key nature of its release Saints And Sinners appeared on a Scandinavian compilation album
Catch A Wave (NICE 1, double 10" album in gatefold sleeve, released 1977.)
The band obviously liked it, retaining it for their 1978 tour.
After the success of Simple Minds interest in their first released material grew. The song made it to CD as
part of the The Indie Scene compilation (Connoisseur Collection IBM CD77, released 1990) and became
one of the few Simple Minds studio songs to be bootlegged.
(First Rare Recordings and
Pre Simple Minds).
The lyrics have never been published.