Julian Cope

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Courtney Love in Liverpool: the Scousers who taught the grunge icon how to rock
In 1982, a tearaway called Courtney Love blazed into the city, intoxicated by its exploding post-punk scene. We reveal the feuds, filched raincoats and grotty flats that set her on the path to stardom

Dave Haslam

25, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Julian Cope review – chaotic cult hero doesn't compromise
Warmth, humour and real depth lie behind the dense beard and sunglasses of this eccentric artist, whose 40 years of baffling discography never fails to entertain

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2020 @4:29 PM

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Drake and Cabbage: this week’s best UK rock and pop gigs
Catch the hip-hop superstar and the politically charged Manchester five-piece. Plus: The Blue Aeroplanes, Anna Meredith and Julian Cope

Tim Jonze

27, Jan, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about feminism
Our reader picks the best of your nominations on the theme – from sarcastic punks and accidental celebrations to a war on the glass ceiling

George Boyland

21, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

Julian Cope on Celts: my wild romance
Pictish stones, Viking ring brooches and the Celtic football strip … a new show at the British Museum ranges from the Norse world to the faux ancient rites of 18th-century England by way of today’s superheroes. What does Britain’s leading punk antiquarian make of it?

Julian Cope

20, Sep, 2015 @2:00 PM

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The Teardrop Explodes: how we made Reward
Julian Cope, singer: ‘I became the acid king – I would ride imaginary horses to the studio’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

03, Mar, 2015 @7:59 AM

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Julian Cope review – from ripping yarns to ragged pop
Drug-fuelled epiphanies and enduring melodies abound in the psychedelic raconteur’s career retrospective, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

09, Feb, 2015 @12:17 PM

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Julian Cope: My family values
The musician and author on being kicked out by his parents when he failed his A-levels, how his mother’s love of poetry has influenced his songs, and learning from his children

Anita Sethi

10, Jan, 2015 @10:33 AM

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One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel review – Julian Cope's far-out tale of fighting and time travel

This strange, funny and exuberant novel pitches hooligans against a Dutch cult on Sardinia. Only Cope could get away with this, says Sam Jordison

Sam Jordison

06, Jul, 2014 @12:30 PM

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Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast'
Simon Hattenstone: Julian Cope was training to be a teacher when he got waylaid by rock stardom. After the Teardrop Explodes, he became an eclectic, an antiquarian, and most recently the author of his first novel – which might just be a work of genius

Simon Hattenstone

27, Jun, 2014 @6:04 PM

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Julian Cope pulls out of Belfast festival because of 'security situation'
Organisers of Out to Lunch arts festival receive email from singer after dissident republican bomb in city's Cathedral Quarter

Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent

24, Dec, 2013 @11:28 AM

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Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock'n'Roll Underworld by Julian Cope – review
Like the music he is celebrating, Cope's informative tome is loud and irreverent with an underlying intelligence, writes Nicholas Lezard

Nicholas Lezard

15, Oct, 2013 @10:00 AM

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