Saturday, January 7, 2012

Julian Cope - East Easy Rider & Head Remixes: 2x12"

The boxes are looking a bit bashed up, alas, but the vinyl is sounding in remarkably good nick.

We have here the remaining Cope "baggy" remixes by Hugo Nicholson as lifted from the "Peggy Suicide" album. These are also available digitally on the Dancing Heads CD and latterly on the monstrous balls up that was the Peggy Suicide Deluxe Edition which appeared a few years ago. Following on from the "Jehovahkill" Deluxe Edition, which is widely regarded as featuring the worst remastering job EVER and which renders it pretty much unlistenable; Island Records should hang their collective heads in shame. What a way to treat two of the finest UK rock albums ever released.

Anyway, following a recent request for these tracks, I thought I'd dig out the original vinyl editions and include the full vinyl porn artwork.

After all these years, I still love this stuff. Cope was untouchable around this time and although I'm mightily glad he's still around, ploughing his own furrow and releasing interesting music, it seems unlikely that he's ever going to do anything which touches the sparkly genius of this this stuff again. That last Head Heritage album comprising two bikers grunting and shouting in prehistoric chambers is possibly the worst record I've ever heard. I still bought it though...

My favourite track among this lot is the wonderful groove which is "Ravebury Stones". The soundtrack to many a comedown.

Vinyl rips at 320 Kbps.



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