The Raincoats - The Raincoats


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In 1979, The Raincoats helped shape the timeless notion that punk is what you make it to be - an act of raw expression, not any one sound. Their anarchy was poetic. The group’s debut album, released by Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, setting a crucial precedent for feminist work within a DIY context.

The Raincoats is one of those perfect debut albums, full of vision and promise, scratchy, fun, angry, delicate, rough, discordant, catchy, poetic and shambolic. It never gets old, the energy is contagious and inspiring, and it has become one of the most important, and consistently influential, albums to come out of punk.

Offering creative and spiritual inspiration for several generations of artists, both directly and indirectly, The Raincoats commitment to, and championing of, DIY punk for four decades is almost unique, and has seen them be the continuous thread from first-wave punk, through riot grrrl, to the current queer-feminist scene.

This is a record that, once you let it into your life, never leaves you...


  1. Fairytale In The Supermarket
  2. No Side to Fall In
  3. Adventures Close to Home
  4. Off Duty Trip
  5. Black and White
  6. Lola
  7. The Void
  8. Life On The Line
  9. You're a Million
  10. In Love
  11. No Looking


Red vinyl; includes lyrics insert and download card

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