The Raincoats - Odyshape FLAC album
Style: New Wave, Art Rock, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1874 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1832 mb
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Odyshape is the second album by the Raincoats, originally released in 1981 by Rough Trade. Stylistically, Odyshape was a radical departure from the band's first album, exploring different musical genres and featuring a diverse range of instruments, such as the shruti box, balophone, shehnai and kalimba. It was also described as experimental. Odyshape was recorded after Palmolive, the band's original drummer, had left the group, and the Raincoats hired Richard Dudanski (.
The Raincoats is the debut studio album by English rock band the Raincoats. It was released in 1979 on Rough Trade Records. The album is perhaps best known for its off-kilter cover of "Lola" by the Kinks. The album's seventh track, "The Void", was notably covered by Hole in 1994. In May 2010, the band performed the album in its entirety in London.
And listening to Odyshape, it's easy to see why Cobain loved them so. There's an emotional directness about these songs that hooks you from the start. Mostly you hear about emotions and situations, sometimes indirectly, almost as if you are eavesdropping on a conversation. Then it hits you: it's almost like you're talking to old friends. That's the way the Raincoats' music works: it's deceptively simple, but extremely complicated. Also, as on this record, it makes demands of the listener.
Odyshape (LP, Album). Besides SLITS "Return Of The Giant Slits" (Oct 1981) and first LILIPUT (Spring 1982) is "Odyshape" (June 1981) one of the most innovate and beautiful female albums of that time. One correction for the line-up: "Georgie Boris" on trach A4 is no other then GEORGIE BORN (today Georgina Born).
The Raincoats' second album, Odyshape, was released in 1981 and featured Weiss as well as drumming contributions from Dudanski, Robert Wyatt (The Soft Machine) and Charles Hayward (This Heat). The Raincoats employed a diverse selection of cheap second-hand instruments such as the balophone, kalimba and gamelan on Odyshape, and the album incorporated British folk, dub basslines, polyrhythmic percussion and elements of free jazz among other world music influences
Indeed, The Raincoats’ self-titled debut is an odd sort of feel-good record full of shuffling guitars and off-kilter vocals joined by violin. The all-girl dose of post-punk quirk was akin to a blend of The Slits and Public Image Ltd. with a sound that would be echoed in groups like The Vaselines and eventually Nirvana. That said, when compared to their self-titled debut, The Raincoats’ second album, Odyshape, is something different. It’s a challenging recording to be admired (like its predecessor) for its unbridled emotion but also to be admired for its songs that topple over themselves. The songs on Odyshape continue in the same minimalist vein, but they are more chaotic and strewn about. It’s for this reason that Odyshape is such a difficult album to describe.
She looks She looks embarrassed, embarrassed She looks in mirror In magazine She looks embarassed, embarassed (I’m not glamourous or polished In fact I’m no ornament It could be my body shape I wonder if I’ll ever look right). Blot on the landscape, unrefined Quite out of place Her nose is too big Maybe operation Her waist too wide Her hair is not shining Oh! It isn’t fair, she isn’t fair.