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 who recognise his genius and a madman by those who find him perplexing, he is one of the music industry’s most intriguing cult figures.
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 and his own life.
Head-On was proclaimed Book of the Year by the Sunday Times and the Observer upon its publication in 1994 (‘my heart burst’ said its reviewer). The book’s fame, reputation and incredible reception have only been heightened since then. Head-On now has an irrefutable place in the canon of musical literature.
Repossesed, the second part of Cope’s incredible story, delves back into the turmoil of the 80s music scene, and Cope’s solo career. Its opening whirls back to 1983 and, on the succeeding pages, we see the glittering 80s years play out through Cope’s singular, unique gaze, culminating in the writing of his first autobiography.
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Praise for Head-On/Reposessed:
‘Visceral, ballsy, bitchy, brutal, beautifully written.’ The Obersver, Book of the Year
‘An enthralling saga of bitchiness, betrayal and unrepentent debauchery’ Sunday Times, Book of the Year
'Wondrous memoirs of fleeting stardom and LSD-induced psychosis.’ Q, 50 Best Music Books Ever (2001)
'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 Telegraph
'Cope's rocking writing at its most infectious, moving and hilarious.' NME
'Compulsive reading…This man is truly a genius.' Loaded
'A wryly rendered masterpiece.' Q MagazineAbout the Author:
Julian Cope shot to fame with ‘Teardrop Explodes’ at the height of the punk movement. Since then he has made over 20 albums and produced the work of countless new musicians. He wrote and self-published two books, Krautrocksampler and Head-On, both of which achieved cult status. He has also written Reposessed and, most recently, The Modern Antiquarian, which has established itself as modern classic.
Cope continues to make music and is considered a pioneer of the rock genre today. He regularly performs at festivals and concerts across Europe. His latest project, ‘The Jehovacoat Demos’ is released in March 2011.
He lives in Avebury, Wiltshire.
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