Copendium: Julian Cope / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import, 3PC)
2012 three CD collection, the 'soundtrack' to the recently published collection of writings from musician/author/musicologist Julian Cope. Never less than real, this compilation is as refreshing as it is challenging. It launches from the opening riff of Lord Buckley into a chronological trip through the dawn of hard rock/Psychedelia/soundscapes of the late 60s/early 70s, arriving at the outer limits of punk with the final track on Disc One.. with a great leap across the 80s, Disc Two is an intense, relentless destructo-guitar fest in the age of grunge. By Disc Three anything goes, acoustically or electrically driven, but the intensity does not abate. Not for the faint-hearted, the whole set is held together by the Cope doctrine of music. All of the music, sequencing and audio have been overseen by Julian Cope.