“Odyshape” by The Raincoats - album review

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TJR says

Since the '79 debut, drummer Palmolive had left for a journey of spiritual self-discovery and by now the other three had given up trying to replace her, instead employing a number of session men to take on the role. One look at the playing credits of the core trio reveals much: Ana da Silva (vocals, guitar, shruti box, kalimba, bass, percussion, harmonica), Gina Birch (vocals, bass, guitar, balafon) and Vicky Aspinall (vocals, guitar, bass, violin, piano). Frankly, there's not enough shruti box action in rock, so fair play to the Raincoats for plugging a gap in the market. Notice how all three get a bass credit, they're madder than ever for a heavy bass, and that is threaded all the way through the highly experimental set, at times bordering on the prog and most certainly camped with Public Image at the 1981 festival of anti-rock idiosyncrasy.

The Jukebox Rebel
18-Oct-2007

A1 [04:54] 7.3.png The Raincoats - Shouting Out Loud (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall, Ingrid Weiss) Dubbeat
A2 [04:12] 6.4.png The Raincoats - Family Treet (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall, Caroline Scott) Avant-Garde
A3 [03:32] 6.8.png The Raincoats - Only Loved At Night (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall) Avant-Garde
A4 [05:26] 5.2.png The Raincoats - Dancing In My Head (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall) Dubbeat
B1 [03:37] 5.4.png The Raincoats - Odyshape (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall, Ingrid Weiss) Dubbeat
B2 [03:05] 5.8.png The Raincoats - And Then It’s O.K. (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall, Caroline Scott) Dubbeat
B3 [04:54] 6.2.png The Raincoats - Baby Song (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall) Dubbeat
B4 [02:51] 6.5.png The Raincoats - Red Shoes (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall) Avant-Garde
B5 [02:23] 4.7.png The Raincoats - Go Away (Ana da Silva, Georgina Birch, Victoria Aspinall) Avant-Garde




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