£22.99 – Highly Limited LP
this generous collection of almost entirely previously unreleased teardrop gold dust has brought tears to eyes! a must for any self-respecting cope / teardrop fan.
exhilarating! dynamic! 1982 music from the death throes of liverpool’s maddest band. 42 minutes of it, and nearly all previously unreleased. instrumentals, mostly, plus fragile earworms from a very distant time. also check out side 2’s tumbling musical collage taken from the same 1982 recording sessions – this time, however, they are overladen with cope’s earliest autobiographical attempts. yes, herein are contained 1989’s head-on reflections: spoken word delivered over a mysterious and distinctively teardrop explodes post-punk sound. clad in appropriately intriguing packaging? u-betcha! ‘doesn’t feature reward-type hits anywhere herein’!