Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes 1979-91

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A convenient enough stopgap release that turned up in between Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill, the pun-titled Floored Genius provides a fine one-stop spot for those new to Cope's work, starting with Teardrop Explodes hits and going all the way up to Peggy Suicide's "Safesurfer." Total die-hards won't need it, as no unreleased tracks surface, but those unable to find Skellington or Droolian will appreciate the appearance of, respectively, the nicely crazed "Out of My Mind on Dope & Speed" and the sweetly silly "Jellypop Perky Jean." Otherwise it's key singles and notable album cuts over Cope's higher profile career, showing how the precocious genius who came up with such ...
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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
A convenient enough stopgap release that turned up in between Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill, the pun-titled Floored Genius provides a fine one-stop spot for those new to Cope's work, starting with Teardrop Explodes hits and going all the way up to Peggy Suicide's "Safesurfer." Total die-hards won't need it, as no unreleased tracks surface, but those unable to find Skellington or Droolian will appreciate the appearance of, respectively, the nicely crazed "Out of My Mind on Dope & Speed" and the sweetly silly "Jellypop Perky Jean." Otherwise it's key singles and notable album cuts over Cope's higher profile career, showing how the precocious genius who came up with such instantly catchy pop hits like "Reward" and "Passionate Friend" became an even more distinct, individual artist as he went. One of the most striking things about Cope is how he at once incorporates any range of '60s and '70s influences, high profile or obscure, and is able to turn them all into his own sound, high on life and other things, no doubt and bursting with creative energy. Even his supposedly lost years documented on World Shut Your Mouth and Fried find him hitting new heights, as "Reynard the Fox" and "An Elegant Chaos" show. Extensive liner notes from his longtime friend and confidant Mick Houghton give a nicely off-kilter history of the man and his work, while a selection of photos, press clips and other ephemera help trace the path further. Those intrigued by the antiquarian side of Cope's life will appreciate the artistic map of his hometown, Tamworth, with reference to the various album covers and promo shots taken there over time. Peggy Suicide remains Cope's best standalone album, but Floored Genius is crucial at showing the heights of his work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 731451278822
  • Catalog Number: 5127882

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Reward (2:41)
  2. 2 Treason (2:56)
  3. 3 Sleeping Gas (3:45)
  4. 4 Bouncing Babies (2:28)
  5. 5 Passionate Friend (3:29)
  6. 6 The Great Dominions (4:20)
  7. 7 The Greatness & Perfection of Love (3:15)
  8. 8 An Elegant Chaos (4:02)
  9. 9 Sunspots (3:15)
  10. 10 Reynard the Fox (6:12)
  11. 11 World Shut Your Mouth (3:33)
  12. 12 Trampoline (3:38)
  13. 13 Spacehopper (3:17)
  14. 14 Charlotte Anne (4:55)
  15. 15 China Doll (4:12)
  16. 16 Out of My Mind on Dope and Speed (3:24)
  17. 17 Jellypop Perky Jean (2:07)
  18. 18 Beautiful Love (3:13)
  19. 19 East Easy Rider (3:58)
  20. 20 Safesurfer (8:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julian Cope Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Track Performer
The Teardrop Explodes Track Performer
Hurricane Smith Trumpet
Alfie Agius Bass
Terry Bailey Trumpet
David Balfe Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Marimbas
Tim Bran Organ
Rooster Cosby Percussion, Conga, Drums
Steve Crease Drums
Double DeHarrison Organ, Synthesizer, Clavinet
Gary Dwyer Drums
James Eller Banjo, Bass, Lute
Ron Fair Piano, Strings
Michael Finkler Guitar
Alan Gill Guitar
Jeff Hammer Piano, Vibes
J.D. Hassinger Guitar, Drums
Steve Lovell Guitar, Recorder
Ray Martinez Trumpet
Hugh Nicholson Tambourine
David Palmer Drums
Donald Ross Skinner Bass, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Omnichord
Kate St. John Cor anglais
Troy Tate Guitar, Sitar
Chris Whitten Drums
Zeigisch Kidsky Tuba
Dan Levett Cello
Aaf Verkade Trumpet
Technical Credits
Ron Fair Arranger
Mike Mooney Contributor
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