Ed Sheeran. Billie Eilish. Ariana Grande. World Shut Your Mouth. Charlotte Anne. Trampolene [Warne Out Mix]. East Easy Rider. Bill Drummond Said. Soul Desert. Monkeys [Original Version]. Double Vegetation. Reynard The Fox. Trampolene [BBC Session ]. Saint Julian , My Nation Underground , Skellington , Peggy Suicide , UK Albums Chart . But unlike bloated concept efforts from the '70s, every one of the eighteen songs is strong enough to stand on its own.
Raw, immediate tunes such as "Beautiful Love," "East Easy Rider" and "Safesurfer" draw you in with seductive grooves, bubbling synthesizers, echoed guitars and singalong choruses that work even if you don't quite buy the lyrical messages about the destructive power of automobiles or the horrors of love in the age of AIDS.
Cope tried to repeat the formula of Peggy Suicide on his next two concept efforts, which veer a bit closer to trippy wankery. Jehovahkill tackles the themes of ancient stone formations such as Stonehenge and what Cope considers a Christian conspiracy to suppress pagan symbols.
After a bitter split with Island, Cope moved to American Records for Autogeddon , an album prompted by the spontaneous explosion of his car in the driveway one Christmas Eve. Woden is perhaps Cope's best 72 minute psychedelic druidistic album. A "single-track-synth-drone-meditation", it is highly regarded by fans of the genre.
Psychedelic Revolution. You Gotta Problem With Me. Released across two CDs of 27 and 29 minutes respectively, You Gotta Problem with Me covers subject matter from corporate greed to celebrity culture, religion, misogyny, homophobia, and the Iraq War. Black Sheep. It is Cope's twentyfourth solo album and features 11 protest songs across two half-hour CDs. Cope described the album as "a musical exploration of what it is to be an outsider in modern Western Culture".
Martin's Lane, London, England. Heathcote Williams' poem still ranks as the most vigorous sustained flow of invective against car culture to date. A period in which Cope has become better known as an author and an antiquarian, usually characterised as an "ex-pop star," a loveable eccentric and a national institution, but one whose musical milestones are considered long behind him.
It's this version of events that Trip Advizer gives the lie to, the sixteen songs on this self-released CD proving that Cope's musical muse is still in rude health and that, in fact, the latter phase of his career has produced some of his most important and enjoyable work to date.
In the s Cope the semi-reluctant pop star became Cope the Gnostic shaman-seer, drawing on direct visionary experience as well as the gonzo writings of John Sinclair and Lester Bangs, which he crucially connected back to the nineteenth century mysticism of Jung and Gurdjieff. The decade saw a huge surge of creativity, with five mostly brilliant major label LPs- three of them doubles- accompanied by the lo-fi official bootleg LPs Skellington and Droolian , two records with Thighpaulsandra as Queen Elizabeth, and the meditational funk grooves of the first two Rite albums.
Not to mention his books; two volumes of autobiography, the mammoth Modern Antiquarian and the slight but far-reaching Krautrocksampler. Head Heritage's initial releases consisted of Cope's ambient side-projects and some place-holding compilations, but the tour souvenir CD An Audience With The Cope in was his first collection of new songs in four years; a somewhat sprawling and directionless set which is perhaps wisely skipped over here.
Perhaps galvanised by his interaction with these new experimental acts, and also by the back-to-basics rock of Brain Donor, Cope was now fully re-energised and back in his songwriting stride. Three songs on Trip Advizer come from the two 'heavy' albums Cope released in , Citizen Cain'd and Dark Orgasm , while another five are drawn from the two albums which saw Cope return to melodic, mellotron-flecked folk-rock: 's You Gotta Problem With Me and the more successful Black Sheep from the following year.
Sadly skipping 's limited edition acoustic collection The Unruly Imagination , five more come from 's Psychedelic Revolution and its companion piece, 's Revolutionary Suicide. Reward by The Teardrop Explodes. Treason by The Teardrop Explodes. Sleeping Gas. Sleeping Gas by The Teardrop Explodes. Bouncing Babies. Bouncing Babies by The Teardrop Explodes. Passionate Friend.
Passionate Friend by The Teardrop Explodes. The Great Dominions. An Elegant Chaos. An Elegant Chaos by Julian Cope. Sunspots by Julian Cope. Reynard The Fox. Reynard The Fox by Julian Cope.
World Shut Your Mouth. Trampolene by Julian Cope. Spacehopper by Julian Cope. Charlotte Anne.Jan 05, · My understanding is that there are box sets of both Julian Cope and Teardrop Explodes on the way this year. I thought the JC one would be last year as his first meeting about it at Universal was Q3 If they both have a decent amount of stuff that hasn’t already appeared on deluxe reissues of albums then they will be very much worth having.