The Raincoats hold it together just as much as their Delta 5/Au Pairs contemporaries, but the atmosphere provided by The Raincoats is much more melancholic and spacious. Known to many Americans as one of those bands to check off their Kurt Cobain-faves list, this London post-punk group was really one of the most adventurous bands emerging in their day.
While the other popular, predominantly girl bands had punk and funk flair to match or better Gang Of Four, The Raincoats instead went an alternate route, swapping many little instruments that enfolded tentative, folky vocals. The centerpiece is probably “Only Loved At Night,” all chimes, percussion, thumb piano and tinny guitar occasionally punctuated by bass tones.
Each song offers new sounds, new instruments, guest musicians including Robert Wyatt… This is the idea of post-punk as sound-on-record with little regard for continuity. Are you a fan of PiL, early Scritti Politti, the jazz of Art Ensemble Of Chicago and Don Cherry, far-out dub? If that sounds good, and you aren’t a Raincoats yet, this one will do the trick. -Wade… Read more›
Do you miss seeing Jive Time Records’ reviews, music polls, and other vinyl-related posts in your Facebook feed?
Some of the feedback we’ve been getting in our store is that some of you on Facebook are no longer seeing our posts as regularly. We still post daily! Facebook requires that you “like” or comment” occasionally so that it knows you wish to see our content. It’s part of their effort to keep your feed relevant to your interests. (Don’t worry we never post spam, and we keep store-related news to bare minimum — it’s all about the music.)
View covers from our growing collection of Helix, Seattle’s first underground newspaper.
Helix was founded and edited by Paul Dorpat in 1967. Many of the covers were illustrated by Walt Crowley who also served as a writer and co-editor. Its articles were wide-ranging featuring anti-war stories, philosophical ramblings, poetry and artwork. The paper didn’t just cover the scene, it also organized and promoted concerts including the legendary, three-day Sky River Rock Festival in Snohomish County. A total of 125 issues were published before the the paper folded in 1970.
It’s never been a better time to buy used CD’s and DVD’s in Seattle: We’re buying heavier than ever, putting out several hundred killer titles weekly, lowering our base prices up to $2.00 and expanding our popular $3.00 (4 for $10) CD and DVD clearance sections! (Be sure to also check out our huge 99¢ CD section across the street in our Clearance Annex!)… Read more›