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Raincoats, The


New Raincoats Don't Let You Down

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, December 1979

Following the sun, Palmolive washed her hands of the Raincoats. But they're back on the road, singing and playing. VIVIEN GOLDMAN took a long time ...

The Raincoats: Odyshape (Rough Trade)

Review by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, June 1981

Revelations chapter II ...

The Raincoats: Odyshape

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, December 1981

PAT BENATAR? Sheena Easton? Judie Tzuke?! You'd think this was the Stone Age – it's as if feminism had never existed, as if women in ...

The Raincoats, Three Courgettes, The Go-Betweens: The Venue, London

Live Review by Lynden Barber, Melody Maker, June 1982

HAVING SUCCESSFULLY thrown off the worst aspects of their twee post-punk amateurism with the release of the refreshing Odyshape last year. The Raincoats took several steps backwards ...

The Raincoats: The Kitchen Tapes/The Bush Tetras: Wild Things!/Johnny Thunders: Too Much Monkey Business

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, April 1983

THE LATEST trio of ROIR cassettes expands the label's category of historical documentation – a division which offers some excuse for the fact that Reachout ...

The Raincoats: Looking In The Shadows (DGC) ****

Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, June 1996

THE RAINCOATS aren't the kind of band to get hung up on a sound as mundane as a clock ticking. ...

The Raincoats: The Raincoats (We ThRee)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, November 2009

THIS 1979 ROUGH TRADE album is a period piece and a sacred artefact, not least because of its subsequent endorsement by an "extremely unhappy, lonely ...

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