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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Pretty in Black

Now this is much more like it.
I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Pretty in Black the 2005 second album by the Danish dynamic duo The  Raveonettes  among the usual dross which makes up a charity shop CD selection.
I've opted for the two singles from the album Love in a Trashcan and  Ode to L.A.
If the vocalist on the latter sounds familiar that is because it is the legend that is Ronnie Spector. Moe Tucker of Velvet Underground fame is on drums and percussion.
Which goes to show that they are held in high regard by those that know.

There are a couple of interesting covers among the bonus tracks which I will get round to featuring in due course.

The Raveonettes - Love in a Trashcan

The Raveonettes - Ode to L.A.


  1. I love the Raveonettes and this album is probably their second best but the cover of Everyday is incredibly tame compared to the way they used to play it live, where it was an onslaught of feedback and primal drumming. Used to be my highlight of their sets.

  2. Just remembered Everyday didn’t make the standard album. It was on the promo A Touch Of Black and then a special version of the album

    1. It is one of the bonus tracks on the CD I got Drew and will feature at some stage

  3. Class. Sheer class. One of my favourite bands, and Ode To LA is utterly brilliant.

  4. Spector and Tucker! If they were in the studio together, would love to see footage.

  5. Excellent. Though they did get a bit samey after this.