The Raincoats: breaking down punk rock's masculinities

  title={The Raincoats: breaking down punk rock's masculinities},
  author={Caroline Polk O'meara},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={299 - 313}
  • C. O'meara
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • History
  • Popular Music
The Raincoats were one of a handful of British, all-female punk bands successful enough to release records and tour internationally. Since the late 1970s, critics intrigued by the idea that music can enact gender, have heard their music as somehow embodying femininity. I explore the discursive origins of the Raincoats music as ‘feminine music’ before analysing their music to determine the specific nature of their work as female punk musicians. The Raincoats took advantage of punk's ideology of… Expand
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