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Julian Cope: World Shut Your Mouth (Mercury)

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 18 February 1984

I FEAR WE might shut our collective gob for the rest of time and we still wouldn’t get a good Julian Cope album. I didn’t wanna be the one to spank the author of ‘Treason’ – of ‘Reward’ – of the coolest ever paean to acid punk rock. It’s just turned out that way.

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