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Jehovahkill [Bonus Disc]

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Moving into what he later described as the second part of a trilogy of albums, Jehovahkill sees Julian Cope's focus shift from environmental collapse to raging against the destructiveness of mainstream religion and an attendant celebration of earlier, heathen impulses. The artwork and design draw this out further, with Cope providing commentary on a number of ancient megalithic temples and sites, along with attendant poetry. As with Peggy Suicide, though, the music is what is first and foremost, and following that earlier album's success Cope was on a roll. With only Skinner and Cosby making up the core band this time out, plus a variety of guest performers and snippets ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Moving into what he later described as the second part of a trilogy of albums, Jehovahkill sees Julian Cope's focus shift from environmental collapse to raging against the destructiveness of mainstream religion and an attendant celebration of earlier, heathen impulses. The artwork and design draw this out further, with Cope providing commentary on a number of ancient megalithic temples and sites, along with attendant poetry. As with Peggy Suicide, though, the music is what is first and foremost, and following that earlier album's success Cope was on a roll. With only Skinner and Cosby making up the core band this time out, plus a variety of guest performers and snippets including cult musician/astronomer Dr. Fiorella Terenzi on the crazed Krautrock/funk of "Poet Is Priest...", Cope turned in another 70-minute-long effort. If Jehovahkill isn't quite as perfectly balanced as Peggy Suicide, it comes darn close, definitely leaving the late-'80s trough behind. "Soul Desert," the opening number, actually almost picks up where Peggy Suicide left off, with "Las Vegas Basement," with the same low-key late-night vibe. Cope's voice is again at full strength, whether gently singing or just going all out; here he's able to do both as the song amps up further about halfway through. From there Jehovahkill move through three phases, much like Peggy Suicide was divided into four. The overall tone of the record is looser than Peggy, with Cope's various celebrations and condemnations often sounding like they were captured on a first-time run-through. He definitely sounds like he's more performing intense rituals instead of songs, as on the powerful, building intensity of "Up-Wards at 45 Degrees" and the awesome "The Tower." Combined with everything from the rural blues-goes-drone rock of "The Mystery Trend" and the combined Neu!/Stooges tribute "The Subtle Energies Commission" to the amusing "Julian H. Cope," it adds up to another fine Cope album. [The 2006 Universal/Island edition includes an additional disc containing 14 bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602498431573
  • Catalog Number: 9843157
  • Sales rank: 242,988

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Desert (3:54)
  2. 2 No Hard Shoulder to Cry On (2:44)
  3. 3 Akhenaten (2:50)
  4. 4 The Mystery Trend (4:16)
  5. 5 Upwards At 45 Degrees (5:45)
  6. 6 Cut My Friends Down (3:16)
  7. 7 Necropolis (4:39)
  8. 8 Slow Rider (2:17)
  9. 9 Gimme Back My Flag (5:33)
  10. 10 Poet Is Priest... (6:22)
  11. 11 Julian H. Cope (2:47)
  12. 12 The Subtle Energies Commission (7:49)
  13. 13 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fine (2:25)
  14. 14 Fear Loves This Place (4:15)
  15. 15 The Tower (10:16)
  16. 16 Peggy Suicide Is Missing (0:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Nothing (2:01)
  2. 2 I Have Always Been Here Before (4:37)
  3. 3 This Is My Kin (4:18)
  4. 4 Michael Rother (4:37)
  5. 5 Gogmagog (2:48)
  6. 6 Gone (4:58)
  7. 7 Vivien (2:57)
  8. 8 You Gotta Show (4:39)
  9. 9 Sqwubbsy the Olmec (1:46)
  10. 10 Sizewell B (4:43)
  11. 11 Paleface (4:59)
  12. 12 Free (4:59)
  13. 13 Poet is Priest (21:22)
  14. 14 Starry Eyes (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julian Cope Primary Artist, wah wah guitar, Free Bass Accordion
Rooster Cosby Drums, Electric Guitar, Saxophone, Soloist
Sean Harvey Sampling
Technical Credits
Julian Cope Composer, Director, Producer
Roky Erickson Composer
William Blake Author
Paul Corkett Engineer
Rooster Cosby Co-Director
J.D. Hassinger Liner Notes
Hugoth Nicolson Engineer
Sean Harvey Engineer
Rob Carter Artwork
George Bernard Shaw Author
James Dowdall Executive Producer
Philip K. Dick Author
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