Head On - Memories of the Liverpool Punk-scene and the story of The Teardrop xplodes (1976-82) & Repossessed : Shamanic depressions in Tamworth and London (1983-89)

Author(s): Julian Cope

punk & punk rock

Julian Cope's highly acclaimed autobiography and its long-awaited sequel in one extraordinary volume. Julian Cope shot to fame with eighties band 'Teardrop Explodes' during the Punk era. Hailed as a visionary by those people who recognise his genius and a madman by those who find him perplexing, he has become a cult figure in the music world. Head-On/Repossessed is written in Cope's own inimitable style and follows his journey through a time of incredible change within the music industry. Head-on is the highly acclaimed autobiography that The Observer viewed as "book of the year" when it was first released. Repossesed picks up in 1983 where Head On ends and continues up until 1989. Review: 'Hilarious, observant and deeply subversive.' I-D 'Considered and self-deprecating!Mighty.' TIME OUT 'Repossessed!is one of the best books about the 80s ever written and without doubt the best book about toy cars, hermiting, integrity and drug paranoia.' THE GUARDIAN 'Cope's passion and intelligence are well served by a vein of self-deprecating wit.' THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Wondrous memoirs of fleeting stardom and LSD-induced psychosis.' Q MAGAZINE [The 50 Best Music Books Ever, 2001] 'Cope's rocking writing at its most infectious, moving and hilarious.' NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS 'Compulsive reading!This man is truly a genius.' LOADED 'A wryly rendered masterpiece.' Q MAGAZINE

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Author Biography: Julian Cope shot to fame with 'Teardrop Explodes' during the Punk era. He has continued to make albums and produce other performers. He has written three books all of which have received ecstatic reviews --'The Modern Antiquarian' has established itself as a classic travel guide to ancient Britain and remained in the bestseller lists for many weeks.

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  • : 9780007197750
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