Author(s): 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.


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From the visionary musician, antiquarian and musicologist Julian Cope, comes an alternative history of the last six decades of popular music.

General Fields

  • : 9780571270330
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : 1.409
  • : August 2012
  • : 248mm X 196mm X 40mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julian Cope
  • : Hardback
  • : 1212
  • : 781.64
  • : 736