THE RAINCOATS Released Their Self-Titled Debut LP 40 Years Ago…

Classics from the past

20 November 2019

40 years ago today, on 21 November 1979, all-female post-punk band THE RAINCOATS released their self-titled debut LP. The London band formed in 1977, while all members were still students, after seeing the awesome The Slits. Vocalist/bassist Gina Birch said
“It was as if suddenly I was given permission. It never occurred to me that I could be in a band. Girls didn’t do that. But when I saw the Slits doing it, I thought, ‘This is me. This is mine.’

Their DIY debut LP was a gloriously crackling, raw, plain-spoken, in your face and snappy record. If PJ Harvey was around at the time she would have definitely been a Raincoat.

Album in full here…

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THE RAINCOATS: Facebook – All Albums


40 years ago…

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