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Liverpool Explodes! The Teardrop Explodes. Echo and the Bunnymen.

Cooper, Mark


1st Edition
Soft cover

Small 4to. Photographic card wrappers. Very slight shelfwear to covers. Slight crease to leading corners of pp. 11-20. Otherwise fine. First edition. Paperback original. *** Liverpool Explodes! charts the rise of two Liverpool bands in the late 70s and early 80s: The Teardrop Explodes, fronted by Julian Cope; and Echo and the Bunnymen, fronted by Ian McCulloch. Both bands were managed by Bill Drummond, who formed the Zoo record label and released the first singles by both bands. Containing exclusive interviews and many photographs, the book traces the history and context of the Liverpool sound as represented by these two bands. *** This book featured in Jarvis Cocker’s list of the top 10 music books of all time, where he wrote this: “Before he became responsible for Later … and the bulk of the BBC’s music output, Mark Cooper wrote this affectionate and hilarious account of the early 1980s music scene in Liverpool and specifically the careers of the Teardrop Explodes and Echo & the Bunnymen. Unfortunately, it’s out of print at the moment.”

Book Details

AuthorCooper, Mark
PublisherSidgwick & Jackson Ltd
Publisher Year1982
Book ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Edition1st Edition