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Snap, Crackle & Bop
     

Snap, Crackle & Bop

by John Cooper Clarke
 
On the one hand, this album demonstrates business as usual with latter-day beat poet John Cooper-Clarke; on the other, it is ripe with unease in terms of Cooper-Clarke's direction, thanks to a more than casual nod to the obligations of a musical approach -- Cooper-Clarke comes perilously close to singing in some spots, and dangerously close to copping a rap approach

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On the one hand, this album demonstrates business as usual with latter-day beat poet John Cooper-Clarke; on the other, it is ripe with unease in terms of Cooper-Clarke's direction, thanks to a more than casual nod to the obligations of a musical approach -- Cooper-Clarke comes perilously close to singing in some spots, and dangerously close to copping a rap approach in others, while the Invisible Girls' backing keeps falling into a low-budget pop trap. Cooper-Clarke's poems remain quirky, and sometimes have his old cynical bite ("Beasley Street" sees him pouring words out against a gradually more urgent backing), but there are far too many times on this set when he seems at a loss as to where he's going. Still, he remains unique.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
Label:
Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC:
5099751984122
catalogNumber:
519841
Rank:
85962

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Performance Credits

John Cooper Clarke   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Nelson   Guitar
Pete Shelley   Guitar
Paul Burgess   Drums
Stephanie Formula   Vocals
Martin Hannett   Bass
Steve Hopkins   Keyboards
Lynn Oakley   Guitar
Trevor Spencer   Drums
John Scott   Guitar

Technical Credits

Karl Burns   Contributor
John Cooper Clarke   Composer
Martin Hannett   Composer,Producer
Dave Hassell   Contributor
Steve Hopkins   Composer
Toby   Contributor
Peter Saville   Cover Design
Paul Welch   Cover Design

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