The Raincoats
The Raincoats
Jenn Pelly

In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, the Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, they were the first group of punk women to actively call themselves feminists.

In this short book – the first on the Raincoats – author Jenn Pelly tells the story of the group's audacious debut album, which Kurt Cobain once called "wonderfully classic scripture." Pelly builds on rare archival materials and extensive interviews with members of the Raincoats, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Hole, Scritti Politti, Gang of Four, and more. She draws formal inspiration from the collage-like The Raincoats itself to explore this album's magic, vulnerability, and strength.

Title The Raincoats
Author Jenn Pelly
Publisher Bloomsbury Press
Title First Published 05 October 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 176 p.
ISBN-10 150130240X
ISBN-13 9781501302404
Publication Date 05 October 2017
Main content page count 176
Weight 16 oz.

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