30 settembre 2011


Brillante come appena forgiato, torna a farsi ammirare per iniziativa delle stesse Raincoats uno dei loro gioielli più originali e preziosi: Odyshape, ruggente album Rough Trade nel 1981, oggi nuovamente cd e vinile per We ThRee, etichetta gestita direttamente dalle musiciste. A disegnarne le superfici furono Vicky Aspinall, Gina Birch e Ana da Silva - la batterista Palmolive aveva appena abbandonato - e a lavorare finemente di sbalzo e cesello intervennero Charles Hayward, Robert Wyatt e Georgie Born, Ingrid Weiss, Kadir Durvesh, Richard Dudanski, Caroline Scott e Dick O'Dell, con la manager Shirley O'Loughlin e il tecnico del suono Adam Kidron. Fu invenzione di Gina Birch l'allusivo titolo: "It was a word I made up. As art students, and punk rockers, we didn't conform to the stereotype of how a girl should look. There's a mixed part of me that felt quite feisty about that, and pleased. I liked wearing great big shoes and having really skinny legs and big jumpers and messy hair. It was very liberating. But it's not just straightforward, I suppose. It wasn't so much about me, but the idea that a lot of women feel they do have to conform to this thing".

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