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With the publication of Head-On, Julian Cope's unfeasibly amusing autobiography, it became instantly clear that the former Teardrop Explodes frontman's virtues as a writer could be the object of consensus in a way that his musical endeavours rarely had been. As well as a second set of memoirs and two suitably monumental studies of stone circles, Cope has also put his name to the voluminous and unusually authoritative Head Heritage website.

But his finest book to date was undoubtedly 's Krautrocksampler: a pithy yet intellectually expansive tribute to the long-haired Teutonic space-rockers of the s whose unfettered Kosmiche music had illuminated his misspent youth. It doesn't begin well. Whereas Krautrocksampler kicked off with the impassioned declaration "I wrote this short history because of how I feel about the music", the opening exchanges of this sequel abound with such ominous phrases as "duty-bound", and "the time had now come".

Cope's introduction reads like a kind of acid-casualty's and All That. Who knew, for example, that the main factor inhibiting the artistic advancement of the Japanese was the fact that they were " notoriously anti-hard drugs"? Happily, Cope's wigged-out interpretation of history makes much more sense once the music starts.

It turns out that Japanese pop culture began where the British and American variants have ended up — with a s Pop Idol plague of instant TV stars, or Idoru. And Cope's "Jap-rock" back-story it's worth noting here that where "Krautrock" was wryly self-defining, in this case the nomenclatural nod to wartime hostilities is the author's own deftly intertwines the mainstream and the avant-garde.

Such is its subjects' endless capacity for putting their own twist on Western innovations, that this book effectively enables the reader to experience the whole glorious panoply of Sixties and Seventies rock history anew, reflected in the fairground mirror of Japanese socio-historic specificity. Cope's kaleidoscopic prose is the perfect medium in which to experience the emotional and cultural chaos that ensued. He is an especially astute observer of that unique equilibrium between idealistic rhetoric and brazen opportunism which is so often attained by the professional rock musician.

In fact, Cope operates at a level of cynicism which it would be hard for someone who had not been there and done that to justify. But as with both his obvious literary forebears, the American rock sages Lester Bangs and Chuck Eddy, he is often at his tenderest when he seems most contemptuous.

It is certainly hard to think of another environment in which the description "repulsively degraded" might be considered a compliment. Cope gleefully punctuates his endless hyphenated descriptive pile-ups "sub-sub Bill Ward [Black Sabbath drummer] bibles-thrown-at-the-sofa drum-fills" is my particular favourite with sardonic deflationary imprecations — "Er, don't hold your breath mate"; "Uh, look out".

He has an especially happy knack for complete capsule descriptions. Take Group Sounds ensemble the Free Lancers, for example, "who took both the look and the sound of Merseybeat into a strange, almost Maoist retro-folk area, with button-fronted serge land army outfits, Salvation Army wide-eyed exuberance, and Seeds-like 'Pushin' Too Hard' repeated choruses, all executed in a highly driven Beatlesesque acoustic yammer".

It is not necessary to have the first idea of what Cope is talking about to enjoy the poetry of that sentence. Once you've read it, actually experiencing the Free Lancers' music would only be a bonus.

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Julian Cope , self-styled "visionary rock musician and musicologist, hip archaeologist and one-time frontman of the Teardrop Explodes", is one of Britain's more colourful fi gures. A pop star in the s, he has spent the subsequent decades crusading against "greedhead" values and commercial compromise. In , he published Krautrocksampler, an evangelistic overview of Germany's greatest gift to the modern world, that immensely charming genre of 70s music known as Krautrock. Japrocksampler aims to do the same thing for Japan, although the context could hardly be more diff erent. Krautrocksampler sought to rekindle an interest in music that was once widely appreciated in Britain but which had fallen into neglect due to changing fashions and fickle journalism. By contrast, the music discussed in Japrocksampler has made almost no impact outside Japan, partly owing to the barrier of an undecodably alien writing system.

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With the publication of Head-On, Julian Cope's unfeasibly amusing autobiography, it became instantly clear that the former Teardrop Explodes frontman's virtues as a writer could be the object of consensus in a way that his musical endeavours rarely had been. As well as a second set of memoirs and two suitably monumental studies of stone circles, Cope has also put his name to the voluminous and unusually authoritative Head Heritage website. But his finest book to date was undoubtedly 's Krautrocksampler: a pithy yet intellectually expansive tribute to the long-haired Teutonic space-rockers of the s whose unfettered Kosmiche music had illuminated his misspent youth. It doesn't begin well. Whereas Krautrocksampler kicked off with the impassioned declaration "I wrote this short history because of how I feel about the music", the opening exchanges of this sequel abound with such ominous phrases as "duty-bound", and "the time had now come". Cope's introduction reads like a kind of acid-casualty's and All That. Who knew, for example, that the main factor inhibiting the artistic advancement of the Japanese was the fact that they were " notoriously anti-hard drugs"?

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