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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The third and final recently acquired 12 incher is from the old Arch Druid himself Julian H Cope with Eve's Volcano (Covered in Sin) the third and final single from his 1987 album Saint Julian which peaked at number 41 in the UK singles chart. Saint Julian on the other hand was his most successful solo album reaching the dizzying heights of number 11 and being the only solo album to earn him a silver disc (The Teardrop Explodes got one for Wilder)
The other two singles from the album were the more successful World Shut Your Mouth and Trampolene.
The other track that I am subjecting you too is a typical Copey number Almost Beautiful Child (I & II) which contains the proverbial bells and whistles.
Julian Cope - Eve's Volcano (Covered in Sin)
Julian Cope - Almost Beautiful Child (I & II)
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Whenever I hear a record from the 1980s that I used to play a great deal, but haven't heard for some time, I'm invariably struck by how very '1980s' it sounds - and that's the case with 'Eve's Volcano'. In my mind's ear, both 'World Shut Your Mouth' and 'Trampoline' are less smooth and far more punchy than this. I'm off to find out if my memory is playing tricks on me.ReplyDelete
It is the only one of the three which never made it onto Floored GeniusReplyDelete
Love Cope from this period.ReplyDelete
Got the 7" of this one just last year. Loved Teardrop Explodes, but I didn't get into Cope until a few years ago when so many of our peers were posting great stuff. Wonderful trio of twelves, CC.ReplyDelete
Eve's Volcano wasn't the one I would have chosen as a final single from Saint Julian. Opener Shot Down would have gotten that nod. And there will always be something VERY special about the closer A Crack In The Clouds...ReplyDelete