The Teardrop Explodes


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Info Label: Mercury 6359 056
Media Condition: VG+
Sleeve Condition: VG
Genre: Rock, New Wave
Notes: 1981 UK pressing. Comes with lyrics insert printed in gold ink. Solid copy with very minimal wear on jacket.

If you like: the sounds of new wave and ‘80s alternative, most notably Echo & The Bunnymen or Modern English, you will easily fall in love with The Teardrop Explodes.
About: One of the pivotal groups to emerge from the Liverpool neo-psychedelia community during the late ‘70s, The Teardrop Explodes was a showcase for Julian Cope, a notoriously eccentric figure whose unfashionable love of Krautrock and hallucinogenic drugs set him distinctly apart from the prevailing punk mentality of the era. Cope formed the band in 1978 after a tenure in The Crucial Three (also comprised of Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch and Wah!’s Pete Wylie); taking their name from a panel in a Marvel comic book, the premiere lineup of the Teardrop Explodes also featured guitarist Mick Finkler and drummer Gary Dwyer, as well as keyboardist Paul Simpson, with whom Cope previously played in the short-lived A Shallow Madness.*via Jason Ankeny
A favorite track: Falling Down Around Me