Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Juli@n Cop3- W0rld Shut Y0ur M0uth (1984) MP3 & FLAC


"Oh, my stars that fall like ashen memories amidst the trees, then burst like leper sunsets on the shore."

With World Shut Your Mouth, Julian Cope set in motion a long and circuitous solo career that would produce more masterpieces than most of his peers, while somehow never earning him anything more than a cult following. Cope is, indeed, a quirky songwriter, but he also happens to be an extremely talented one who is graced with one of the most distinctive voices to come out of the Post-Punk era. On his debut, he introduces the psychedelia-laced pop that he would continue to refine throughout the eighties and early nineties, and does so to brilliant effect. The opener, "Bandy's First Jump," is a perfect example of Cope's unique ability to marry obscure/strange lyrics to tight pop perfection, and on the classic "Elegant Chaos," Cope sounds something like an acid-drenched Billy Bragg singing an ode to existential resignation. World Shut Your Mouth  is truly a forgotten gem, but then again, one could say the same thing about any number of Cope's albums.

World Shut Your Mouth 
 1. Bandy's First Jump  (2:52)
 2. Metranil Vavin  (3:02)
 3. Strasbourg  (2:27)
 4. An Elegant Chaos  (4:07)
 5. Quizmaster  (3:00)
 6. Kolly Kibber's Birthday  (5:20)
 7. Sunshine Playroom  (3:03)
 8. Head Hang Low  (5:06)
 9. Pussyface  (4:15)
10. Greatness and Perfection  (3:32)
11. Lunatic and Fire-Pistol  (4:34)
12. Wreck My Car  (2:29)
13. High Class Butcher  (3:58)
14. Eat the Poor  (4:40)



13 comments:

  1. Thanks I didn't have this one. Hard to believe.

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  2. Fan-effing-tastic! This CD has become incredibly hard to get ahold of, so many thanks for this!!

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  3. scurfie & anon., my pleasure; it's hard to believe such a great album isn't more readily available

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  4. Fantastic! If u post 'Fried' in flac it would be like xmas and a birthday...

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  5. sradams777, I'll do my best to get "Fried" up in the near future

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  6. saint julian in flac would be a treat...thanx
    for wsym voixautre

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  7. gazbosue, I'll get that one up in the near future. "Fried" will be up in the coming days. I'm also planning to post some TDE in the coming days

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  8. Yeah, Saint Julian would be a treat. Thanks for your amazing blog!

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  9. a mad genius who doesn't like music blogs like luna

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  10. thanks for share it. fantastic blog!

    i salute you from argentina

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  11. nico, wonderful to hear from you. I'm glad you like the blog. I hope to hear from you again :)

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