40 Years Ago: THE RAINCOATS release The Raincoats

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40 Years Ago: THE RAINCOATS release The Raincoats

When we did the first album, we just went into Berry St studios and recorded the songs live, as we had done them on the tour we had just finished, and only added the vocals afterwards, plus a couple of other bits. It was quite clear what was happening. (Also we knew Palmolive was leaving.)

Ana da Silva / The Raincoats interview, 17 Seconds, 2011

THE RAINCOATS released their eponymous debut album on this day in 1979 through Rough Trade.

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