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The Raincoats were formed in 1977 by Ana da Silva (vocals, guitar) and Gina Birch (vocals, bass) while they were students at Hornsey College of Art, London, England. The first line-up included Ross Crighton on guitar and Nick Turner on drums for the band’s first gig in November 1977. Kate Korris, from The Slits and later The Modettes, joined briefly and was replaced by Jeremie Frank. Nick Turner left to form The Barracudas and Richard Dudanski (exThe 101'ers and later PIL) sat in on drums and film maker Patrick Keiller replaced Jeremie on guitar. See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events In this year, the St. ... Ana da Silva is a founding member of The Raincoats. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice as an instrument to produce music. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Gina Birch is a founding member of The Raincoats. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... Hornsey College of Art is a former college in London, now part of Middlesex University. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Slits were a mostly all-women band. ... The 101ers were a pub rock band from the 1970s, notable only as being the band that gave Joe Strummer (later of The Clash) his initial start as a musician. ...


Late in 1978, The Raincoats became an all female post-punk band, when joined by Palmolive of The Slits (drums), Vicky Aspinall (violin) and manager Shirley O'Loughlin. The band went on their first UK tour with female band Kleenex, in May 1979 after Rough Trade Records released their first single "Fairytale in the Supermarket"/ "In Love"/ "Adventures Close to Home". hey u want 2 play come and play lets go over the insruecions oh wat the heck just register now or login and just have a little fun or alot of fun. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Palmolive in 1977 during the White Riot Tour Palmolive was the stage name for Spanish born drummer Paloma Romera. ... The Slits were a mostly all-women band. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Vicky Aspinall was the violinist in the English punk rock band The Raincoats. ... The pitches of open strings on a violin The violin is a bowed stringed musical instrument that has four strings tuned a perfect fifth apart, the lowest being the G just below middle C. It is the smallest and highest-tuned member of the violin family of string instruments, which... Shirley OLoughlin, photographer, is a senior lecturer and course leader of BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Westminster, London, UK. She has worked with The Raincoats since 1978. ... This article is about the Kleenex band. ... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Palmolive left the band after their seminal first album The Raincoats and Ingrid Weiss joined in 1980, when the band began recording their second album Odyshape, and toured Europe and the east coast of the USA. Guest musicians on Odyshape included Robert Wyatt, This Heat's Charles Hayward and Richard Dudanski. The Raincoats, released in 1979, was the debut album of the The Raincoats. ... Odyshape, released in 1981, was the second album by the The Raincoats. ... Odyshape, released in 1981, was the second album by the The Raincoats. ... Robert Wyatt, born Robert Ellidge, in Bristol on January 28, 1945, is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Charles Hayward (1952–) was the leader of experimental rock group This Heat. ...


In New York, December 1982, The Raincoats recorded a live album at the arts space The Kitchen. The Kitchen Tapes (live) was released on ROIR in 1983. The band split after 1984s Moving LP. The Kitchen Tapes, released in 1983, was the only live album by The Raincoats. ... ROIR, or Reach Out International Records, is a New York City-based record label founded in the early 1980s by Neil Cooper. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moving, released in 1984, was the third album by the The Raincoats. ...


In 1992 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana went into the Rough Trade shop in London in search of a new copy of The Raincoats and Jude Crighton sent him round the corner to see Ana da Silva. Kurt wrote passionately about this meeting in the liner notes of Nirvana’s Incesticide album. riot grrrl was at its height and bands like Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear and Hole, who covered Cobain’s favourite Raincoats’ track “The Void”, prompted interest in the bands’ back catalogue. In late 1993 Rough Trade and DGC Records released the three albums with liner notes by Kurt Cobain and Kim Gordon. Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – ca. ... This article is about the grunge band Nirvana. ... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Raincoats, released in 1979, was the debut album of the The Raincoats. ... Incesticide is a compilation album of rare songs, b-sides and studio outtakes released by Nirvana on December 14, 1992 in Europe, and December 15, 1992 in the U.S. It was released through Geffen Records. ... Riot grrrl (or riot grrl) is a movement encompassing zines, festivals and hardcore punk rock music groups, known for its feminist stance. ... Bikini Kill is a riot grrrl punk rock band, formed in Olympia, Washington in October of 1990 (see 1990 in music). ... Huggy Bear is an English riot grrl band, formed in 1991 (see 1991 in music) in Brighton. ... Hole was an indie rock band formed in 1989 and (officially) disbanded in 2002, fronted by Courtney Love and co-founded by Eric Erlandson, and featuring Patty Schemel on drums and Melissa Auf der Maur on bass from 1995 until the bands disbandment in 2002; previous bassist Kristen Pfaff... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... DGC Records was a subsidiary of Geffen Records, founded by David Geffen on March 20, 1990. ... Gordon in 2005 Kim Gordon (born April 28, 1953) plays bass and guitar in the rock band Sonic Youth. ...


Shirley persuaded Ana and Gina to play a show at the Garage in London in March 1994 with Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on drums and Anne Wood on violin to celebrate the album releases. They recorded a session for John Peel, which was released on Paul Smith’s Blast First and Steve Shelley’s label Smells Like Records. Kurt invited them to play on Nirvana’s planned UK tour in April, but sadly he died a week before the tour began. Ana and Gina had written some new material and released a new album on DGC Records and Rough Trade in 1996, produced by Britpop producer Ed Buller (who'd previously worked with Suede and Pulp) (see 1996 in music). Musicians include Anne Wood (violin, bass), Heather Dunn (drums) and Pete Shelley. Steve Shelley is a drummer born 23 June 1963 in Midland, Michigan. ... Sonic Youth is a rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... (Auto)biography John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey, radio presenter, and journalist. ... Smells Like Records is an independent record label based in Hoboken, New Jersey formed by Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley in 1995. ... DGC Records was a subsidiary of Geffen Records, founded by David Geffen on March 20, 1990. ... Look up rough trade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Britpop was a British alternative rock movement from the mid 1990s, characterised by the appearance of bands who were influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Im glad FYAD has taken the mature approach and repeatedly vandalized my user page (as well as other pages). ... Suede were one of the most popular and important bands from the UK in the 90s, and helped start the Britpop movement of the decade. ... Pulp are a British Britpop band, formed in Sheffield, England, in 1978 by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... Anne Wood is a British childrens television producer, and is the creator of the teletubbies and boobah. ... Pete Shelley was born as Peter McNeish on April 17, 1955 in Leigh. ...


Since 1996, The Raincoats have played a couple of special events such as Robert Wyatt’s Meltdown (festival) in 2001 and at Chicks on Speed's “99 cents” album release in Berlin in December 2003. Ana and Gina are currently working on a version of “Monk Chant” for a compilation of Monks songs called “Silver Monk Time” due for release in August 2006. Meltdown is an annual music festival held at the Royal Festival Hall, part of Londons South Bank Centre. ... // Biography Chicks on Speed are a female electropop group which got its origins in Munich, formed in 1997 after the members had met through the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. ...

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Solo activities

Gina Birch worked with Mayo Thompson on The Red Krayola's 1981 Kangaroo? LP (see 1981 in music) and in 1988, Gina and Vicky formed Dorothy, and released a series of 12" singles. Gina formed The Hangovers and released an album, Slow Dirty Tears, in 1998. In 2002 she performed live at Ladyfest and continues to play mainly in London. Gina Birch is a founding member of The Raincoats. ... As the brains behind the band Red Crayola (Krayola) Mayo Thompson is also known for one solo work of particular importance, Corkys Debt to His Father. ... The Red Crayola was a psychedelic, avant-garde rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students in the late 1960s and led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... See also: 1997 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Ladyfest is an annual community based, not-for-profit global music festival for female artists which features bands, musical groups, authors, spoken word and visual artists, and organised by volunteers. ...


Ana da Silva released an album called The Lighthouse on Chicks on Speed's record label in February 2005. Stuart Moxham of the Young Marble Giants collaborated on one of the album tracks “Modinha”. Ana recently performed in London, Munich, Portugal and Ladyfestspain in Madrid. Ana da Silva is a founding member of The Raincoats. ... // Biography Chicks on Speed are a female electropop group which got its origins in Munich, formed in 1997 after the members had met through the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. ... Young Marble Giants were a Cardiff post-punk musical trio formed in 1978. ...


Albums

See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. ... The Raincoats, released in 1979, was the debut album of the The Raincoats. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14... Odyshape, released in 1981, was the second album by the The Raincoats. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... The Kitchen Tapes, released in 1983, was the only live album by The Raincoats. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 27 - singer Michael Jacksons hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. ... Moving, released in 1984, was the third album by the The Raincoats. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ... Looking in the shadows, released in 1996, was the fourth studio album by The Raincoats. ...

Singles

  • 1979 - “Fairytale in the supermarket”/”In love”/”Adventures close to home”
  • 1982 - “No one’s little girl”/”Running away”
  • 1983 - “Animal rhapsody”/”No one’s little girl”/”Honey mad woman”
  • 1994 - “Extended play”
  • 1996 – “Don’t be mean”/”Vicious”/”I keep walking”

See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Disco reigned supreme in 1979, with several #1 hits from The Bee Gees and Donna Summer that year. ... See also: 1981 in music, other events of 1982, 1983 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on 5 charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill her. ...

External links

  • The official Raincoats site
  • The Raincoats myspace site

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