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    • CommentAuthorBoga_
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    I very much prefer his earnest stuff... Street hassle, The Bells, Coney Island Baby, etc.

    I find nothing strange about hating part of his discography while absolutely loving other parts of his work, especially since he tried so many different approaches during his "how to tell the Transformer fans to fuck off" phase in the 1970's before getting his groove back.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2009
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    I'm ashamed to admit that the only Lou Reed song I was familiar with before this thread was "Midnight Blue."
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    johnjones no reason for shame. he's someone well worth devoting a bit of time to though - i recommend starting with the first Velvets album (cause it's perfect) and then going forward from there.
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    So, Mr. Ellis do you get into, or not like Crass? You're a just a few years older than me and from "Over There".
    Lots of slogans and such, but some good arguments I think. I remember talking to my friend Heather about Reality Asylum. I said "It's a feminist attack on Christianity, I don't really give a shit about feminism or Christianity I..."
    She finished my sentence "You just like the attack."
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    @ Warrenellis.

    I never thought I'd see mention of the Arch-Drood on Whitechapel, I don't know why. I used to really enjoy the Teardrop Explodes but Cope's solo stuff was great up until he went all earth mother fixated, though even 20 Mothers has some great tracks on it. I've often wondered what would ensue if you got Julian Cope and Dave Sim in a room together.
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    If you don't like Cope's ODIN you're dead inside.
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    So, Mr. Ellis do you get into, or not like Crass?

    Nobody liked Crass. You either wanted to be identified as someone who listened to Crass, or you didn't.
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    Julian Cope , particularly the World Shut Your Mouth and the mighty Jehovahkill , was the soundtrack to a year of Penzance bedsit living.

    Always liked him...silly , occasionally profound , ambitious and interested.
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    I've tried to listen to Crass but the only listenable thing they produced was that Thatcher-Reagan tape.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2009 edited
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    If you don't like Cope's ODIN you're dead inside

    Well i´ve ordered this after your big up of it in your Wire column from last month. I certainly hope that i have some feeling inside me when i listen to it this weekend.....
    • CommentAuthorales kot
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2009
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    If you don't like Cope's ODIN you're dead inside.


    I second that.
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    I don't think I've heard Odin, I assume it's more like Rite or Queen Elizabeth than say Saint Julian?
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    Nobody liked Crass. You either wanted to be identified as someone who listened to Crass, or you didn't.


    I like "Banned From The Roxy", "Big A Little A " and "Big Hands" !! :0)
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    great video.
    every vid should have a dancing inuit in it.
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    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    Is Julian Cope's Odin the same thing as Discover Odin? I have the latter and I love it...

    Never heard "Odin" though.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    @Versus

    it´s not the same. Discover Odin produced with the british Museum on the subject of the history of Odin and came out in 2001. Odin (the other album) came out in ´99
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    for me billy bragg is an odd one.
    i think he'd be a great neighbour and i imagine he'd be fun to go for a pint with but his music pretty much passes me by.
    that said though i absolutely love New England. especially the 'It's wrong to wish on space hardware.' bit.
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