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The Teardrop Explodes
Kilimanjaro

Julian Cope is now known as one of English alternative music’s most distinctive auteurs, but his story began with the Liverpudlian band The Teardrop Explodes. This is a heavyweight vinyl re-issue of their 1980 debut album Kilimanjaro, which housed many of their best-known songs, including UK Top Ten hit ‘Reward’. 

The Teardrop Explodes
Wilder

The glittering but short-lived career of The Teardrop Explodes came to an end with 1981’s Wilder, only the second album completed by Julian Cope and co. before they disintegrated. More complex and moodier than its predecessor, reliant on loops and synths rather than guitars, it now gets a heavyweight vinyl re-issue. 

Dope feat. Fuck Authority
666 / 1381

Of course Julian Cope has a band that’s just called Dope… Here, this outfit is joined by Fuck Authority, in order to get extra massive in these two side-long psyched-up epics. Titled 666 and 1381 (the devil’s number and the year of Wat Tyler’s peasant’s rebellion, nice), these two slabs add up to some serious high-action weight. 10” on Environmental Studies.
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Julian Cope
Jehovahkill

While Peggy Suicide debuted the “mature” Julian, this three-sided follow-up went all-out, with the emphasis on the ‘out’. Largely inspired by Krautrock, Jehovahkill captures all the intensity and variety of that genre, from eccentric acid folk to full-on psych bombast. The subject matter takes in stone circles, Christ, and the repression of pagan culture. Arguably his finest hour, and a great place for the uninitiated to dive in.
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Julian Cope
Autogeddon

25th anniversary re-mastered re-issue of Autogeddon, the 11th solo album from former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope. One of the musical and cultural auteur’s most intriguing and unfairly overlooked works. Both editions include the album itself, the Paranormal In The West Country EP and rare tracks ‘Conspiracy Blues’ and ‘Highway Blues’.
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Dope feat. Fuck Authority
Seven Disquieting Dirges: Performed By Sub Bass Madmen & Throwback F.X. Contrarians

So as you perhaps know by know, Dope is one of the many projects of arch druid Julian Cope. Here they team up with charmingly named double bassist Fuck Authority to deliver an onslaught of rustic racket which with it's horns, glockenspiels and hand drums has been compared to the Wicker Man soundtrack. CD only too, and not widely available.    
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Dope feat. Julian Cope
The Dee Dee Ramone Story

First time on vinyl for this previous cassette only release from the warped brain of Sir Julian Cope. This contains two side-long explorations that have been described as somewhere else as being between Ash Ra Temple and Brainticket's classic LP 'Cottonwoodhill'. A sonic overload of what Cope seems to describe as rastakrautpasta. 
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Julian Cope
Skellington 3

Skellington 3 by Julian Cope continues in the tradition of its two predecessors (1989’s Skellington 1 and 1993’s Skellington 2, in case you were wondering) by containing a bunch of songs that were recorded very quickly in loose, rock ‘n’ roll kinda way. Also, like the two previous albums in the series, the cover features a photo of the arch drude looking suitably fried. CD on Head Heritage.
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Julian Cope
My Nation Underground

Cope’s fourth LP may have marked something of a dead end to the first part of his solo career, but it’s not without its charms. Taking Funkadelic, Sly Stone and 60s garage rock and psychedelia as inspirations, the album includes covers of The Vogues’ 5 O'Clock World and Someone Like Me by The Shadows of Knight. The highlight is undoubtedly the single Charlotte Anne, but difficult sessions couldn’t entirely hamper Cope’s exuberance and inherent melodicism. Worth checking out if you like its better-selling predecessor, Saint Julian.
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Julian Cope
Rite At Ya

Rite At Ya is a collection of 4 monumental cosmic jams from the Arch Drude, Julian Cope. It’s the 5th in the series of Rite albums, which he began putting out in the early ‘90s. The music contained here dates from 1993 to the present day. This will swallow you whole and spit you back out. A thoroughly worthwhile experience after trudging through the daily grind. CD only on Head Heritage.

Dope (Julian Cope)
Maxi 12

Dope is a new band from Julian Cope (it would be with a name like that wouldn’t it?), dedicated to that wild wild psych sound. Dubby-electronicsy-world-rock-guitar hybrid music, featuring a song actually called ‘Drugs 7”’. Oh Julian. This debut statement from the group is presented as a Maxi-Single, though it is the length of a short album. Vinyl release on Environmental Studies.
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Julian Cope
Drunken Songs

Julian Cope is an acknowledged expert in the field of intoxicated music enjoyment, so this album of drinking songs, Drunken Songs, is very welcome. There is a song written for Cope’s own funeral, a song called ‘Liver Big As Hartlepool’, and a big 20-minute jam to close out the album, as is traditional. CD release on Cope’s own Head Heritage label.

Julian Cope
Trip Adviser (The Very Best Of Julian Cope 1999-2014)

Julian Cope, he of the infinite interest in all things psychedelic, compiles what he reckons to be his greatest material from the period 1999-2014. Sixteen tracks of Cope! All sorts of madness lies within Trip Advizer (nice title Julian!), which is released on Lord Yatesbury, a spin off of Cope’s own Head Heritage label.
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Julian Cope
Peggy Suicide

Cope’s seventh album marks his reinvention and the beginnings of his Arch-Drude persona. Having moved away from attempts at chart pop with the understated home-recorded albums Skellington and Droolian, this sprawling double LP showed a more ambitious and fully-formed new direction. The songs are politicised, dealing with environmentalism and the then-recent poll tax riots, and imbued with a feminist perspective. 60s psych and garage rock influences are given free rein on the likes of Safesurfer and Drive, She Said, while Pristeen and Beautiful Love see Cope launching into pop with a renewed sense of idiosyncratic purpose.
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