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Copendium

Julian Cope

Eschewing the usual criteria of chart success or acknowledged influence, the Copendium – a collection of album reviews and themed track samplers – takes energy, originality and heaviness as its bearings. The result is a feast of obscure and neglected masterworks that together form a surprising but entirely credible new tradition. Krautrock, motorik and post-punk, stoner and doom metal, occasionally even jazz, spoken word and hair metal: they are all represented in a wholly persuasive sequence.

Cope is the perfect guide to this novel terrain: impeccably informed, passionate, insightful and deeply funny. The Copendium is his re-imagining of a useful canon of popular music, and it is set to become required reading.

The Copendium is unlike anything you have read before.

RRP: £30.00

Published: 11/01/2012

ISBN: 9780571270330

Length: 736 pages

Format: Hardback