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The Teardrop Explodes The Culture Bunker

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The Teardrop Explodes were an English post-punk/neo-psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978. Best known for their Top Ten UK single “Reward” (which is still a staple of 1980s alternative pop compilations), the group originated as a key band in the emerging Liverpool post-punk scene of the late 1970s, the group also launched the career of group frontman Julian Cope as well as that of keyboard player and co-manager David Balfe (later a record producer, A&R man, and founder of Food Records).

Along with other contemporary Liverpudlian groups, The Teardrop Explodes played a role in returning psychedelic elements to mainstream British rock and pop, initially favouring a modernised version of lightly psychedelic late 60s-influenced beat-group sound and later exploring more experimental areas. In addition to their musical reputation, the band (and Cope in particular) had a reputation for eccentric pronouncements and behaviour, sometimes verging on the self-destructive. These featured strongly in contemporary press accounts and were later expanded on in Cope’s 1993 memoir Head On.

These sets compile all the bands singles as well as 4 discs of unreleased of rare studio and live out- takes – Compiled by long time band publicist Mick Houghton who gained exclusive access to Julian Copes archive, these recordings show the evolution of one of the most influential bands of the Era from beginning to end. As well as some rare live shows

The book contains an essay and time-line from Mick who has interviewed Julian amongst others to recall the time when the band had the world at their feet and contains rare memorabilia from the time. The tracks have been re-mastered by Andy Pearce where ever possible from original tapes and cassettes.

This limited edition exclusive on both CD and Vinyl is the last word on one of the UK’s most revered bands.

Tracklist:

LP ONE: IT'S SO ETHEREAL - SIDE ONE

  1. Sleeping Gas - Zoo Single
  2. Camera Camera - Single B-Side
  3. Kirby Workers Dream Fades - Single B-Side
  4. Bouncing Babies - Zoo Single
  5. All I Am Is Loving You - Single B-Side
  6. Treason - Zoo Single
  7. Read It In Books - Single B-Side
  8. When I Dream - First Mercury Single
     

LP ONE: IT'S SO ETHEREAL - SIDE TWO

  1. Kilimanjaro - B-Side
  2. Reward - Single
  3. Strange House in the Snow - B-Side
  4. Treason (It's Just a Story) (Remixed Version) - Single
  5. Use Me - B-Side
  6. Traison (C'est Juste Une Histoire) - B-Side
     

LP TWO: CHRIST VERSUS WARHOL - SIDE ONE

  1. Ha Ha I'm Drowning - Single
  2. Poppies In the Field - B-Side
  3. Passionate Friend - Single
  4. Christ Vs Warhol - B-Side
  5. Colours Fly Away - Single
  6. East Of the Equator - B-Side
     

LP TWO: CHRIST VERSUS WARHOL - SIDE TWO

  1. Window Shopping for A New Crown of Thorns - B-Side
  2. Tiny Children - Single
  3. Rachel Built a Steamboat - B-Side
  4. You Disappear from View - Single
  5. Suffocate - No Strings (No Strings Version - US version of Kilimanjaro)
  6. Ouch Monkeys - B-Side
     

LP THREE: BAND ON THE WALL OR LIVE IN MANCHESTER 1979 - SIDE ONE

  1. Camera Camera - Granada TV
  2. Instro - Band on The Wall - Manchester Feb 1979
  3. Sleeping Gas - Band on The Wall - Manchester Feb 1979
  4. Seeing Through You - Band on The Wall - Manchester Feb 1979
  5. Straight Rain - Band on The Wall - Manchester Feb 1979
  6. All I Am is Loving You - Band on The Wall - Manchester Feb 1979
     

LP THREE: BAND ON THE WALL OR LIVE IN MANCHESTER 1979 - SIDE TWO

  1. Read It in Books - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  2. Jury Service - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  3. Take A Chance - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  4. The Tunnel - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  5. Camera Camera - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  6. Outstro - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
  7. Sleeping Gas - Band on The Wall - Manchester 05 March 1979
     

LP FOUR: FROM DRUG PURITAN TO ACID KING - SIDE ONE

  1. Beauty Come Second - Live Trinity Centre - Bristol 06 October 1979 (Un-Recorded Song)
  2. Take A Chance - Cargo Demos November 1979 / To the Shores of Lake Placid Track
  3. Poppies In the Field - Cargo Studios, Rochdale - November 1979
  4. Brave Boys Keep Promises - Cargo Studios, Rochdale - November 1979
  5. Bouncing Babies - Cargo Studios, Rochdale - November 1979
  6. For Years aka Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere - Zoology Version - Alan Gill's Studio 1980
     

LP FOUR: FROM DRUG PURITAN TO ACID KING - SIDE TWO

  1. Second Head - Live at Studio Y (YMCA London) 30/05/1980
  2. Went Crazy - Live at Studio Y (YMCA London) 30/05/1980
  3. Thief Of Bagdad - Live at Studio Y (YMCA London) 30/05/1980
  4. Save Me - Live at Studio Y (YMCA London) 30/05/1980
  5. When I Dream - To the Shores of Lake Placid Version - Rockfield Studios March 1980
     

LP FIVE: OUT OF THE CULTURE BUNKER - SIDE ONE

  1. Dialogue Between (Window Shopping for a New Crown of Thorns) - Rockfield Studios March 1980
  2. Suffocate (With Strings) - Baroque Version - Hugh Jones 1982
  3. Reward - US Promo 12 Version
  4. Bent Out of Shape - Peel Session - 17 August 1981
  5. Colours Fly Away - Club Zoo Liverpool - 25 November 1981
  6. Falling Down Around Me - Bearshank Lodge April 1981
     

LP FIVE: OUT OF THE CULTURE BUNKER - SIDE TWO

  1. Pure Joy - Club Zoo Liverpool - 25 November 1981
  2. Passionate Friend - Bearshank Lodge April 1981
  3. Tiny Children - Air Studios Rough Mixes
  4. …And The Fighting Takes Over - Warner Brothers Demo 1981 - Zoology Version
  5. The Culture Bunker - Club Zoo Liverpool - 25 November 1981
     

LP SIX: FALLING DOWN AROUND ME - SIDE ONE

  1. The Great Dominions - Guildford Civc 18 June 1981
  2. Butchers Tale - Air Studios Rough Mixes - Wilder Sessions
  3. Screaming Secrets - Copes Notes - The Teardrop Explodes
  4. Not My Only Friend - Bearshank Lodge April 1981
  5. I'm Not the Loving Kind - Producers Workshop - Zoology Version
  6. World Shut Your Mouth - Instrumental Demo #1 - Liverpool Feb 1981 / Porta Studio
     

LP SIX: FALLING DOWN AROUND ME - SIDE TWO

  1. Whopper Kwalo Klobinsky's Lullaby - To the Shores of Lake Placid Version - Jan 1981
  2. You Disappear from View - Producers Workshop 1982
  3. Log Cabin - Demo 1982 (Ft. Kate St John and Nicky Holland) - Zoology Version
  4. The In-Psychlopedia - B-Side
  5. Serious Danger - Julian Cope and Dave Balfe Demos May 1982 (Take 2 of 3)
     

LP SEVEN: DEATH RATTLE - SIDE ONE

  1. Count To Ten and Run for Cover - Julian Cope and Dave Balfe Demos May 1982
  2. Ouch Monkeys - Julian Cope and Dave Balfe Demos May 1982
  3. Icarus #1 - Julian Cope and Dave Balfe Demos May 1982
  4. Terrorist - Julian Cope and Dave Balfe Demos May 1982
  5. Soft Enough for You - B-Side

LP SEVEN: DEATH RATTLE - SIDE TWO

  1. Pussyface - Instrumental 1982
  2. Your Big Lies - Tamworth May 1982
  3. Camera Camera - Recorded with Steve Lovell 1984