The Kitchen Tapes (The Raincoats album)

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The Kitchen Tapes
Raincoats Kitchen Tapes.jpg
Live album by The Raincoats
Released 1983
Recorded December 12, 1982
Venue The Kitchen for the Performing Arts, New York City
Genre Post-punk
Label ROIR
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 by ROIR in 1983, is the only live album by the Raincoats. The album features a recording of a December 1982 performance in New York City.[4] It was originally released on cassette only, but was reissued in 1995 and 1998 on CD.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by The Raincoats; except where indicated

  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" (Traditional)
  13. "No Side to Fall In"
  14. "Honey Mad Woman"



  1. ^ AllMsic 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