Sunday, July 5

Odyshape - The Raincoats (1981)


"It's well documented that plenty of oddities were snapped up and issued by major labels during the grunge era, but the fact that DGC released four albums by post-punk artists the Raincoats (including re-releases of their first three records and the then-new Looking in the Shadows) remains a confounding footnote of that time. David Geffen clearly didn't swell his already sizable bank balance by reissuing the band's second album Odyshape, as it quickly became as hard to find as the original 1981 Rough Trade version. ... That feeling is partially shaped by the distinctly un-rock approach, with the core trio of the band (Ana Da Silva, Gina Birch, and Vicky Aspinall) occasionally utilizing African instruments including a balophone and a kalimba to get the job done. ..."
Pitchfork
An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee
DROWNED IN SOUND
Dusted
W - Odyshape
Spotify
YouTube: Only loved at night, "Go Away" and "No Side to Fall In", Odyshape, Shouting Out Loud, Baby Song, And Then It's OK, Red Shoes