The Teardrop Explodes, But Can Julian Cope?
Chris Salewicz, Creem, May 1981
WHEN I MEET Exploding Teardrop Julian Cope he isn't up in his adopted Liverpool. Instead, my rendezvous with the man behind the melancholy, melodic and intangibly mystical music of The Teardrop Explodes is arranged for a pub in North London. This hostelry, however, is set in the Liverpool Road, so at least that bit's alright.
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