The Raincoats

The Raincoats

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In 1979, The Raincoats helped shape the timeless notion that punk is what you make it to be—an act of raw expression, not any one sound. Their anarchy was poetic. The group’s debut album ‘The Raincoats’, which Kurt Cobain called “wonderfully classic scripture”, was released 40 years ago at its radical beginnings, setting a crucial precedent for feminist work within a DIY context. The Raincoats have offered creative and spiritual inspiration for several generations of artists such as John Lydon, Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein, Bikini Kill, Cate Le Bon, and Angel Olsen.

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