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Fried [Original recording remastered]

Julian Cope Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B000024Q76
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Laughing Boy 5:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Me Singing 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Sunspots 5:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Bloody Assizes 3:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Search Party 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. O King Of Chaos 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Holy Love 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Torpedo 3:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Went On A Chourney 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mic Mak Mok 4:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Land Of Fear 5:100.79  Buy MP3 

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How classic is this album? 13 Nov 2002
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In 1986 I first heard Julian Cope (although I had known songs like Reward, Treason & Passionate Friend from TOTP)and the following year, a friend got into him big time. Came across a tape of this in a garage in Buckinghamshire (?) and this became my fave album of his, well apart from Wilder, World Shut Your Mouth & Peggy Suicide...
The making of this album is well documented in Repossessed/Head On (Thorsons)- it was made in the maelstrom that followed the Teardrops' demise, the financial fallout & the failure of his great debut album. Cope was being set up as a Syd Barrett for the 80's , plenty of odd rumours (selling songs to people on Paul McCartney's trout farm, living on a traffic island) surfaced and looking at the coolest cover of an album ever, it was possible to see why...
The album opens with Reynard the Fox, Cope moving towards myth as the song mutates into a blend of Helter Skelter & The Doors with a rockabilly freakout towards the end (and strange psychedelic guitar). This is the best version released.
The lovely Bill Drummond Said is next, this is shimmering guitar music of the finest order- even if it's about the KLF/Zoo geezer who wrote the not so classic Julian Cope is Dead. You can hear why Morrissey named this his fave album of 1984.
Laughing Boy is up next, sounding like Tim Buckley on valium - though its title comes from a track on Hall&Oates Abandoned Luncheonette! This is a very English hell and far from funny- which I suppose is the point...
Me Singing is another sublime acoustic song, very much influenced by Tim Buckley's Happy Sad and Van Morrison's TB Sheets- and not far from 70's breakdown album Third/Sister Lovers by Big Star. This came from an imaginary conversation Cope had with his wife while she was away; how great is that?
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5.0 out of 5 stars His best album???!?!?!?!! 20 Mar 2003
By Guy
Format:Audio CD
Wonderful, fanitly psychedlic, pop songs from Mr Cope. Certainly my favourite album from his extensive back catelogue. Starts with the harsh guitar clatter of 'Reynard The Fox' - moves brilliantly into the reflective daze of 'Bill Drummond Says' and further on to the bizarre, but great 'Sunspots'. O King Of Chaos is another highlight - featuring solo voice, piano and organ - Cope barks his lyrics with great force. Superb album.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eighties acid drops 9 Feb 2003
By squashh
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The eighties largely passed me by, being busy raising kids and listening mostly to Irish music. I bought this out of curiosity having read of Julian Cope's strange transformation thanks to an acid binge. I'm glad to say I really enjoyed it - just the right mix of fey playfulness and strange observation to put it alongside classic sixties LSD music. My points of reference are wildly out of date but, for what it's worth, I thought "Reynard the Fox" was like XTC but with better singing, Sunspots is a great laugh (we've all been there), "The Bloody Assizes" is a dead ringer for the Yardbirds playing live (Julian even sounds like Keith Relf) and I thought I heard shades of Syd Barrett, Magical Mystery Tour era Beatles and a bit of Cap'n Beefheart on Mic Mak Mok. "Fried" is a great addition to that tradition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Julian's best 18 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Dripping with Psychedelia this is Julian's finest. "Reynard the Fox" starts the album and its' hillbilly lake country stomp rocks harder than anything Julian has done previously or since. The album maintains a very high standard throughout and leaves one feeling as though he/she has taken a tab of good mickey mouse. Julian's best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mad Cope Laughs 1 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
the infamous second solo record from Julian Cope, Fried. I use the word "infamous" because Fried marks the point at which Cope began to find himself at odds with major record labels. In fact, Fried's lack of attention by the record-buying public caused Mercury Records to drop Cope from its roster. This usually relegates a release to that great cut-out bin in the sky.

Fried was originally released in 1985, following Cope's departure from post-punk favorites, The Teardrop Explodes and his solo debut World Shut Your Mouth. The cover of the record shows Cope hiding beneath a giant turtle shell, gazing at a toy truck with the album's title printed on the side. "Fried", indeed! Cope's lysergic deviations are thinly concealed on the record's 10 tracks. He's masked his disdain for organized religion, and, well, organized anything beneath clever pop songs. As a student of music of all types, Cope has always been able to present a variety of genres bearing his own chaotic style on each of his albums. Fried is an absolute gem and bears examination by fans of mid-80s British pop music.

The post-punk influence is evident on the record's opener, "Reynard The Fox." While Cope has consistently surrounded himself with quality musicians - in this case guitarists Donald Ross Skinner and Brother Johnno, guitarist/producer Stevan Lovell, and drummer Chris Whitten - it's Cope's bass guitar that recalls the best of early to mid-80s British pop with a bent towards all things punk. Cope's mid-song rant about the "plastic bag with plastic handles" is where the psychedelia oozes in. And we're off to rambles about what "Bill Drummond Said" and a "Laughing Boy." It's all pop of varying tempos, and it's slightly more trippy than what the pop crowd had been braced for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
the mans a genius
Published 1 month ago by M. J. Bremner
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad editing spoils lost masterpiece
Was a little disappointed with this not for the actual sound of the cd which is good because one of the problems with the original cd release is the low volume of the recordings... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Philip Dootson
5.0 out of 5 stars Only two things remain to be said
1)'Land of Fear' is worth the price of the album alone. The fade out leaves me in tears with emotion. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2012 by trendy
5.0 out of 5 stars JULIAN IS THE KING !
What more can be said about julian cope, but that he is the king ! You only have to listen to one of the standout tracks "O King of Chaos" to appreciate the genius-like quality of... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2009 by Arturo Suski Blanco
4.0 out of 5 stars Acid daze
After the brilliance of Cope's debut 'World Shut Your Mouth' failed to ignite the charts he returned a year later with an even better offering 'Fried'. Read more
Published on 7 April 2009 by 9ftneil
5.0 out of 5 stars How do you like your music?...... Fried or boiled?
John Peel once said of Julian Cope "Some rum thoughts run through that boy,s head". The cover of Fried would add considerable grist to that particular mill. Read more
Published on 15 Mar 2008 by russell clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars All these years on....
Great collection of songs."The" Syd Barrett album of the Eighties.Pour a favourite tipple,put headphones on,turn the volume up and savour. Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2007 by bish
4.0 out of 5 stars eeeeeeeeeooooww.................
Julian, mystic, stones, mad, syd, melody, sarcasm, humour, vulnerability, human, genius, lost and found. Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2007 by Si
5.0 out of 5 stars The Acid trip paid off Saint Julian!!!
This some what visionary album gives a strange but actual insight of a mad-cap forward thinking mystic who is still to this day out there doing his thang ! Read more
Published on 8 Feb 2001
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