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Non-uomini con voce di Dalek chiamano e ghignano, riff forgiati da Orchi-punk e Sacerdoti Fantascientifici vi intrappolano. Books by Julian Cope Krautrock Music books. If Reynolds is comparable to Greil Marcus, then Cope is more like Lester Bangs, filling every page of his book with kraurrock enthusiasm and out-of-control stream of consciousness rants about all of the great Krautrock records he grew up listening to. Tangerine Dream have perhaps been the most influential of all of the Krautrockers.

He is a fan boy krautrocl the best stripe. Either way, it is an entertaining read.


The proprietors of this fine Newtown music and video shop have helped me feed my Krautrock addiction and in return I inspired them to listen to it again and they now feature Neu! Tago Mago is definitely a key Krautrock album. Thanks for the potted history, very interesting.

I’m so glad I did.


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This book is a fun read. But for all that it is an enjoyable and informative samplre, just take it all with a pinch of salt.

Red Bull Music Academy. Again his love of the music comes through in the passion of his writing, but again he has no objectivity and his highly personal cut-off point for some bands is questionable. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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This tiny tome packs a powerful punch! If you’re into it, it’s worth hunting down. Cope’s writing is funny, personal, informative, full of enthusiasm and most importantly it is independent. The book comprises a narrative of the rock and roll culture in post- WWII West Germanyalong with chapters focusing on individual major artists, including FaustTangerine DreamNeu! For me to get my hands on a copy was about as exciting for a Krautrock fan as Cope’s approach is that of the fanboy, a headlong rush to preach the Krautrock gospel and convert the uninitiated.

One huge plus this kraufrock over JRS: Above all, Cope expounds gloriously upon the merits of nearly every album he mentions, creating within his reader an insatiable urge to hear them all with such sentences as: I have yet to be “burned” by any of his spot-on reviews.

While it is undeniably important in the popularization of Sam;ler, it’s less useful for a contemporary reader. Anyone out there have samplwr hard copy?

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Feb 28, Augie is currently reading it. You trust his taste because he lays it out open. So if that review is godlike and I don’t know it, disregard everything I wrote.

If you’re reading this review, you’ve likely already made up your mind to read this staple text. Head Heritage January 1, Language: Because Cope strikes the perfect balance between scholarship and context on the one sammpler, and sheer infectious joy on the other.

Search the Mule Amazon. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But it’s impossible not to sense his infectious enthusiasm for these bands. He’s not really in the same league with other rock journalists, at least as far as descriptive writing style I’m thinking of Simon Reynolds here, for instance.

This short, impassioned book on Krautrock – which essentially put the genre back on the map and gave it a critical shape by separating it from the lumpen morass of mostly derivative prog that it had to often share shelves and turntables with – came out in and was an immediate revelation.