Saint Etienne

So Tough

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‘So Tough’ is the second studio album by British band Saint Etienne.

First released in 1993, it is their highest-charting album to date, reaching No. 7 on the UK Album Charts.

The album takes its title from The Beach Boys’ ‘Carl And The Passions - So Tough’ album.

The album was indebted to Sixties classics ‘The Who Sell Out’ by The Who, ‘Smile’ by The Beach Boys and ‘Head’ by The Monkees.

The album was originally intended as a concept album which starts at Mario’s Café in London then travels around the world, however it came to be viewed as a solely London album.

The album cover features lead singer Sarah Cracknell aged 6, taken by her father Derek Cracknell.


Mario’s Café
Railway Jam
Date With Spelman
You’re In A Bad Way
Memo To Pricey
Hobart Paving
Clock Milk
Conchita Martinez
No Rainbows For Me
Here Comes Clown Feet
Junk The Morgue
Chicken Soup

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