Julian Cope was born in Wales in October of 1957 and raised in the English Midlands town of Tamworth. Cope moved to Liverpool to attend college in his late teens, though he soon left school to pursue a life in music. From 1978 to 1982, Cope fronted The Teardrop Explodes, a psychedelic post-punk band that was, briefly, a pop sensation in the UK As a solo artist, Cope grew to be the heathen rocker, visionary, writer, and megalith scholar known as the Arch Drude— part Druid, part dude.
After Cope dissolved The Teardrop Explodes in November of 1982, he remained under contract to his old band’s label, Mercury Records, as a solo artist. His first solo release, 1984’s World Shut Your Mouth (Mercury), was an... Read More
City Of Origin:
Oct 21, 1957 in Deri, South Glamorgan, Wales,
Rock, Alternative/Indie, Lo-Fi, Post Punk, Psychedelic, Hard Rock