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Krautrocksampler: Julian Cope: : Books

Cope is an interesting character, because while his words on these bands have been so highly regarded, he is still marginalized somewhat because of his eccentricities. Despite this continued demand for KrautrocksamplerCope has stated that the book will not be updated or reprinted, claiming that it contains some “factual errors and that he doesn’t want to position himself as an expert, having met people he considers better informed.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I have yet to be “burned” by any of his spot-on reviews. Julian Cope born Julian David Cope, on 21 October is a British rock musician, author, antiquary, musicologist, poet and cultural commentator.

A Krautrock Sampler

So what is Krautrock? There’s some, but each band is only limited to a chapter each and a few pages at that. Sep 27, Nora added it.

The early part of the ssmpler where Cope sets the scene and introduces the main players is good and his pieces on bands such as Neu! It is pretty fair to say that no one expected Julian Cope to prove to be so well-suited to the task of historian and critic. Maybe not as complete as one would want later on but it s a fantastic place to start. But all in good time.


While English printings command hundreds of sampller on any used book marketplace, there is a circulating crudely-scanned PDF which will suffice as krautroxk reference text until you can secure the real deal. We also need great personalities like Mr Cope to write such publications. Internet digging and most of all TIME has shown this book its age: The band bios are sub-liner-notes in quality and don’t have much that you can’t get from a well written Wikipedia page.

The pocket book format makes it perfect for carrying with you when going to stores in search of music. Krautrock was the derisive name given to West German progressive rock made from the late sixties to the mid seventies.

Nov 15, Jon Yates rated it it was amazing. We also need great personali I love this book for two reasons. But it’s all justified because of how influential it is to an entire sub-genre of music. I had heard much about it and was hoping there’d be more in the way of historical information. Others drew on jazz or contemporary classical influences. Really, it’s that obsessive at this point.

This tiny tome packs a powerful punch! Their early releases, those favoured by Julian Cope, share an abrasive edge with many of their Krautrock peers, but they quickly evolved towards a more ambient electronic style. That was just an excuse to be a fat slob. Thanks for the potted history, very interesting. Something scary is implied but the meaning always eludes me. Probably best-known Krautrock bands, whose careers extended beyond a few intense years, were Can, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk.

Krautrocksampler – Julian Cope’s 50 Kosmische Classics on Spotify

I was very sajpler to get the opportunity to read this book at all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But in the end, I couldn’t restrain myself.

Get to Know Us. The book gives a subjective and very animated account of the phenomenon of krautrock from the perspective of the author, who states: In the pioneering title track, another example of Motorik, Kraftwerk pointed to the future of electronic music.


Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It was a breeze of a read – completed in one quick and enlightening sitting, and surely inspires the reader to look up the recordings cited and to further explore the wonderful sounds of Germany’s motorik music.

Jun 30, Rupert rated it it was amazing. Jun 15, Innerspaceboy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not only does he provide with a very selected discography froom which one can progress but Julian Cope has written some really nice essays on some important parts of German rock.

English Choose a samplrr for shopping. This book,by a very large margin,is my absolute krauttock on the topic of popular music.

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Pages to import images to Wikidata. Apr 06, Volodymyr rated it it was amazing. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Cope’s Krautrocksampler is an absolute classic. Julian’s writing style is fun and sucks you into each chapter, making you really want to run out and find whichever release he’s going on about.

Now,if it would only be reprinted so everyone that missed it the first time can enjoy Julian’s mind-altering “reviews”. Still, the book is a fun and short read.

Sure, others have been critical of the book and the list as not being truly comprehensive It’s incredibly rare and insanely expensive.

It also helped me discover Walter Wegmuller who’s awesome.