Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Madman/Genius ?

All of the posts in December so far have been tracks that have appeared on the shuffle and today's is no exception. Delighted I was when everyone's favourite genius/madman(You decide) Julian Cope burst forth this morning with one of his crowning moments Spacehopper. One of my earliest gig memories was going to see cope at The Barrowland on his Saint Julian tour, where he had his famous seated microphone stand and was adorned in his Elvis leathers. I have a vague recollection of him appearing on Wogan at the time to show off his mic stand to the nation's bemusement. His first release on Island Records, Saint Julian is my personal fave Cope album and is probably his most accessible if you are not familiar with Cope's vast output over the years.. Featuring some impeccable guitar work from Donald Ross Skinner, live favourite Spacehopper is one of the standout tracks from an album that has plenty to admire.



  1. He has written some damned fine and hugely under-rated (although not by you, me, CC and young Adam there) pop songs.