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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Iodine Raincoats - I Wonder ep (1988)
The Iodine Raincoats? With a curious and imaginative moniker like that how could I possibly resist? I was expecting something akin to early Primal Scream or Close Lobsters, but this Detroit outfit where hardly the C86 castaways I was anticipating. I/R actually skewed firmly between the left and center of the dial, and would have slotted in well amidst the "edgier" contingent of the AOR neighborhood. I Wonder isn't far removed from the work of their hometown contemporaries The Rhythm Corps, and to a lesser degree The Alarm (sans the anthemic bravado thankfully). Four more I/R songs are available here.
01. I Wonder
03. Hope of the Future
04. Yesterday's Dream