The Kitchen Tapes (The Raincoats album)

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The Kitchen Tapes
Live album by The Raincoats
Released 1983
Genre Post-punk
Label Reachout International Records
Producer John Hanti
The Raincoats chronology
The Kitchen Tapes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
City Pages (favourable)[2]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[3]

The Kitchen Tapes, released in 1983, was the only live album by The Raincoats. The album features a recording of a performance in New York City from December 1982.[4] It was originally released on cassette only but reissued in 1995 and 1998 on CD.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No One's Little Girl"
  2. "Balloonacy"
  3. "Oh Oh La La La"
  4. "Only Loved at Night"
  5. "I Saw a Hill"
  6. "Mouth of a Story"
  7. "The Body"
  8. "Shouting Out Loud"
  9. "Rainstorm"
  10. "Dance of Hopping Mad"
  11. "Animal Rhapsody"
  12. "Puberty Song"
  13. "No Side to Fall In"
  14. "Honey Mad Woman"


  • Vicki Aspinall - vocals, piano, violin
  • Gina Birch - vocals, bass, guitar
  • Ana Da Silva - vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Richard Dudanski - drums, percussion
  • Paddy O'Connell - bass, guitar, saxophone
  • Derek Goddard - drums, percussion
  • Greil Marcus - liner notes


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ City Pages review
  3. ^ PopMatters review
  4. ^ a b Graham Flashner, Douglas Wolk, & Ira Robbins "Raincaots", Trouser Press
  5. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) "Raincoats", in The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0