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Julian Cope

Julian Cope
Julian David Cope (born 21 October 1957) is a English rock musician, author, antiquarian, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator. Originally coming to prominence in 1978 as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band The Teardrop Explodes, he has followed a solo career since 1983 and worked on musical side projects such as Queen Elizabeth, Brain Donor and Black Sheep. Cope has long been noted as an avid champion of obscure and underground music, writing books covering German and Japanese rock, and his Album of the Month series online has been running since 2000. many of his later releases, notably the Rite series, consist of lengthy psychedelic rock jams.
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Julian Cope — Japrocksampler Julian Cope — Japrocksampler
(Bloomsbury, 2007, TPB)
Julian Cope — You Gotta Problem with Me Julian Cope — You Gotta Problem with Me
(Head Heritage HH 21, 2007, 2CD)
Julian Cope — Rite Bastard Julian Cope — Rite Bastard
(Fuck Off & Di 300897-8, 2005, CD)
Julian Cope — Citizen Cain'd Julian Cope — Citizen Cain'd
(Head Heritage HH 18, 2004, 2CD)
Julian Cope — Rite Now Julian Cope — Rite Now
(Head Heritage HH 13, 2002, CD)
Julian Cope — Rite 2 Julian Cope — Rite 2
(Head Heritage HH1, 1997, CD)
Julian Cope — Interpreter Julian Cope — Interpreter
(Echo 031668, 1996, CD)
Julian Cope — 20 Mothers (Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness) Julian Cope — 20 Mothers (Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness)
(American 9 43044-2, 1995, CD)
Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler Julian Cope — Krautrocksampler
(Head Heritage 0952671913, 1995, TPB)
Julian Cope — Autogeddon Julian Cope — Autogeddon
(American 9 45705-2, 1994, CD)
Julian Cope — Johovahkill Julian Cope — Johovahkill
(Island Records 314-514 052-2, 1992, CD)
Julian Cope & David Ross Skinner — Rite Julian Cope & David Ross Skinner — Rite
(Ma-Gog 1, 1992, CD)
Julian Cope — Peggy Suicide Julian Cope — Peggy Suicide
(Island Records 422-848 388-2, 1991, CD)
Julian Cope — My Nation Underground Julian Cope — My Nation Underground
(Island Records 91025-2, 1988, CD)
Julian Cope — Saint Julian Julian Cope — Saint Julian
(Island Records 7 90571-2, 1987, CD)
Julian Cope — Fried Julian Cope — Fried
(Fontana 532 370-2, 1984/1996, CD)
Julian Cope — World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope — World Shut Your Mouth
(Caroline CAROLR015CD, 1984/2015, 2CD)

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