Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Raincoats, girl drummers, life 2.0

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I love girl drummers, espeically the ladies from ESG, Kleenex/Liliput, the Raincoats. These are my girls. They keep their drumming simple and sparse, rarely riding any noisy cymbals, rarely cluttering things up with overly-complicated and show-offy fills, never bound to the standard repertoire of mainstream manly drumming convention.

Palmolive from the raincoats is a perfect example - totally creative, totally crafty and homespun in feeling. The Raincoats remind me a bit of Delta 5, especially the staggered stiff vocal harmonies, but their sound is decidedly less muscular and polished. From their self-titled debut (1980):

The Raincoats - Adventures Close to Home
The Raincoats - No Side to Fall In

2 comments:

sparkylulu said...

Great LA band with a chick drummer:
The piper downs. Check em out.
www.piperdowns.com

Layla said...

I totally agree with you about those particular drummers! The drummers for the Mo-Dettes and Y Pants are other favorites.