Gone But Not Forgotten! THE TEARDROP EXPLODES

Three top tracks from the past by top artists/bands from the past

Band: TEARDROP EXPLODES
Who: Post-punk pop group from Liverpool formed in 1978
with genial eccentric Julian Cope as the orchestrator.

Active: 1978-1982
Albums: 3 – Kilimanjaro (1980), Wilder (1981)
and Everybody Wants to Shag… The Teardrop Explodes
with material recorded in the middle of the 1982 split,
but not released until 1990.

1-2-3 top tracks…

– REWARD –
(Single from debut LP – #6 on the UK Charts)

– TREASON –
(3rd single from debut LP – #18 on UK Charts)

– PASSIONATE FRIEND –
(Single from ‘Wilder’ – #25 on UK Charts)

TEARDROP EXPLODES: History

(Band image: the cover of debut LP ‘Kilimanjaro’)

THE TEARDROP EXPLODES Released Debut Masterstroke ‘KILIMANJARO’ 40 Years Ago Today

10 October 2020

Band: THE TEARDROP EXPLODES (Liverpool)
Active: 1978-1982
Album: KILIMANJARO – debut LP
Released: 10 October – 40 years ago today

BBC Music: “Knowing how troubled was the genesis of Kilimanjaro it’s
amazing that something so perfectly formed emerged. Like Love’s ‘Forever
Changes’ it inhabits a strange alternative universe that seems to have little
relationship with contemporary sounds. For that reason alone it remains
timeless.”

The Guardian: “LSD lover and Princess Di eulogiser
Julian Cope was once almost sunshine pop’s golden boy.”

Julian Cope: “I get twitchy if I don’t pick up a guitar or sit at the
piano every now and then… I have to do it; I don’t have a choice.

Turn Up The Volume: “Don’t shut your mouth, Julian”.

The top singles

– REWARD –

– TREASON –

– SLEEPING GAS –

Full album…

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THE TEARDROP EXPLODES: All Albums – Bio