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Julian Cope

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Julian Cope (1991)

Interview by uncredited writer, Rock's Backpages audio, April 1991

Presenting his new album Peggy Suicide to the French rock press, Julian Cope expounds on not caring, not being Sting or Billy Bragg; Peggy Suicide being Mother Earth freaking out; how being a cult = not selling records, and on being an ambassador of looseness, trying to turn people on that it's cool to hang upside down or take drugs.

File format: mp3; file size: 12.8mb; Interview length: 13' 23"; sound quality: ***

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Julian Cope: World Shut Your Mouth (Mercury MERL 37)

Review by Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 18 February 1984

LIVING IN a wiggly world! Spanning the sublime and the ridiculous with the ease of the truly uncritical, Julian Cope flies on (among other things) ...

Julian Cope: World Shut Your Mouth (Mercury)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 18 February 1984

I FEAR WE might shut our collective gob for the rest of time and we still wouldn’t get a good Julian Cope album. I didn’t ...

Julian Cope: Tear For Fears

Interview by Jack Barron, Sounds, 15 December 1984

HIS BOTTOM lip trembles as he bites his fingernails. Beneath the familiar lazy flop of a frizzy blond fringe, his eyes are filmed with liquid. ...

Julian Cope: No tears for Julian

Profile and Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 24 October 1986

After stunning success with The Teardrop Explodes, Julian Cope blew up. He's back with a new hit. Adam Sweeting reports ...

Julian Cope: Saint Julian (Island)

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 7 March 1987

THERE HAVE been four Saint Julians. One, Julian of Toledo, persecuted the Jews; Julian the Hospitaller murdered his mum and dad by mistake; and three, ...

Julian Copes

Interview by Ira Robbins, Spin, May 1987

But sometimes it has been touch and go.   ...

Julian Cope (1991) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by uncredited writer, Rock's Backpages transcripts, April 1991

This is a transcription of an audio interview with Julian Cope at a conference in Paris. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Julian Cope: Je Ne Suis Pas Sting!

Report by Andy Gill, Q, May 1991

IN A FUNKY but chic little Parisian cafe called the Piano Vache (rough translation: Soft Cow), Julian Cope faces a roomful of French journalists and ...

Julian Cope: Blonde on Peggy Suicide Blonde

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Pulse!, August 1991

One of pop's most eccentrically self-important extremists, Julian Cope drops drugs, gets centered and creates his first brilliant album ...

Julian Cope: A Rune With A View

Interview by Max Bell, Vox, September 1992

Powerful things, ley lines. They can make Julian Cope commune with rocks, and cause his old boss Bill Drummond to break the silence he's kept ...

Ground Control To Major Labels

Report and Interview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 30 January 1993

Unattached, paranoid, fancy working your ass off and seeing five gigs a night, listening to 400 tapes a week and shouldering the blame when the ...

Julian Cope: Mad Dog and Englishman

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Details, March 1993

There's a fine line between genius and madness. Julian Cope erases it. ...

Julian Cope: Autogeddon

Review by Susan Compo, MOJO, August 1994

JULIAN COPE is even more twisted than his infamous mikestand. ...

Julian Cope: Krautrocksampler: One Head’s Guide To The Great Kosmiche Musik - 1968 Onwards

Review by Simon Reynolds, MOJO, December 1995

Since it deals with that most fetishised of genres, Krautrocksampler is appropriately enough an intensely fetishisable object. Purportedly the first of a whole line of ...

Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Harmonic Convergence

Interview by Rob Young, The Wire, November 1996

When Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius met his number one fan Julian Cope, Rob Young was there to hear the exchange. But first, he spoke to Roedelius ...

Julian Cope: Head On/Reposessed

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, November 1999

RICHARD HELL once claimed that he first noticed the schism between himself and Tom Verlaine when they were on acid. Hell wanted to play the ...

Julian Cope: Royal Festival Hall, London ****

Live Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 4 April 2000

IT HAS BEEN a long time since Julian Cope could be described merely as a singing psychedelic mystic eco-warrior. ...

Julian Cope's Cornucopea: South Bank Centre, London

Live Review by Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, May 2000

BILLED AS "a festival of plenty" by its curator Julian Cope, the two nights spent in the company of his various label mates, old mates ...

Julian Cope: The Missing Link

Profile and Interview by William Shaw, The Word, December 2003

A thin evolutionary strand connects the forgotten sounds of the psychedelic North and a meticulous chronicle of megalithic Europe. It's Julian Cope, a man whose ...

The Old Boy Network

Report by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, June 2004

GETTING DITCHED by a major label is not always the end of the line for the big stars of yesteryear, as Terry Staunton reports ...

Comets On Fire/Julian Cope: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, Plan B, February 2005

EVEN THOUGH THE rock star's wearing denim jeans, a strong waft of leather-kekkedness has wandered idly to Seats 2 & 3, Row E, Upper Stalls. ...

Julian Cope: Citizen Cain'd

Review by Roy Wilkinson, MOJO, March 2005

From his personal Xanadu, Julian Cope emerges with a straight-ahead rock album for the 21st century. ...

Julian Cope: Stone me!

Interview by Jon Savage, Observer Music Monthly, 10 August 2008

Julian Cope believes in music made by outsiders for outsiders. Now 50, and still incandescent with his passions for Krautrock and stone circles, he tells ...

Julian Cope: Revolutionary Suicide

Review and Interview by David Cavanagh, Uncut, September 2013

ARMED WITH intellectual acumen, the arch-drude baits religion — and the Turks. ...

Eric's, Probe and the Armadillo: The Story Of Liverpool Music, 1976-1988

Retrospective and Interview by Patrick Clarke, The Quietus, 10 April 2018

Through a series of interviews, Patrick Clarke charts the history of Liverpool's brilliant, bitter and burgeoning music scene of 1976-1988, from Eric's and Probe to ...

see also Teardrop Explodes, The


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