The Raincoats : Fairytale in the Supermarket
In the Spring of 1979, Rough Trade Records released The Raincoats debut single "Fairytale in the Supermarket". Listen to it more than once. It's a grower. With the exception of violinist Vicky Aspinall, this all female band is made up not of virtuoso musicians but smart art school students who discovered their own distinctly uncommercial take on punk rock.
In the liner notes for the debut album that followed, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain wrote why the band's music moved him:
Comedian Danny Baker was not impressed. He said "they are so bad that every time a waiter drops a tray we'd all get up and dance".
The B side "In Love" made Pitchfork's list of the 200 best songs of the 1970's :