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Julian Cope: Head On/Reposessed

Rob Chapman, MOJO, November 1999

RICHARD HELL once claimed that he first noticed the schism between himself and Tom Verlaine when they were on acid. Hell wanted to play the hubcap-stealing hoodlum while Verlaine preferred to talk about his godlike superiority complex. Julian Cope, you get the distinct impression, would have wanted to be a god and go stealing hubcaps. As a fully paid-up member of Dr. Hoffman’s pharmy army, Copey likes to have his sugarlump and eat it.

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