Buy Used
£9.94
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Greener_Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Head On/Repossessed Paperback – 14 Apr 2011

4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 14 Apr 2011
£83.00 £9.94

There is a newer edition of this item:

Head-On/Repossessed
£12.99
(26)
In stock.
click to open popover


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons; New edition edition (14 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0722538820
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722538821
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Amazon Review

It's a long time since Julian Cope had his 15 minutes of mainstream fame, fronting the Teardrop Explodes with their brassy, extravagant masterpiece Reward. But over the last two decades he has maintained an impressive cult following, largely due to his mesmerising live performances--and more to the point, maintained an undiminished sense of his own importance, which has led to two, bulky volumes of his autobiography. Head-On: Memoires of the Liverpool Punk Scene and the story of the Teardrop Explodes (1976-82) was published, acclaimed and lost to posterity in 1994; now thankfully it's been republished, back-to-back (literally--this is a book you can finish, turn upside down, and start again) with a sequel: Repossessed: Shamanic Depressions in Tamworth & London (1983-89), which leads us through his 1980s solo career.

As the grandiose subtitles indicate, Cope writes on an epic scale, but his terms of reference are unapologetically personal. Much of Repossessed deals, bizarrely, with Pete De Freitas (the Bunnymen's drummer) weaving his way across America, not chemically unaided--a story which is relayed via transatlantic phone to Cope ensconced in Tamworth, like some postmodern, virtual Kerouac. Non-Cope devotees might find some of this rather allusive, not to say elusive, but there's no doubting the man's power with the pen, and soon enough you'll be there in the front row, throwing your knickers onstage. Or the literary equivalent. --Alan Stewart

Review

Praise for Head-On/Reposessed:

‘Visceral, ballsy, bitchy, brutal, beautifully written.’ The Obersver, Book of the Year

‘An enthralling saga of bitchiness, betrayal and unrepentent debauchery’ Sunday Times, Book of the Year

'Wondrous memoirs of fleeting stardom and LSD-induced psychosis.’ Q, 50 Best Music Books Ever (2001)

'Hilarious, observant and deeply subversive.' i-D

'Considered and self-deprecating…Mighty.' Time Out

'Repossessed…is one of the best books about the 80s ever written and without doubt the best book about toy cars, hermiting, integrity and drug paranoia.' The Guardian

'Cope's passion and intelligence are well served by a vein of self-deprecating wit.' The Telegraph

'Cope's rocking writing at its most infectious, moving and hilarious.' NME

'Compulsive reading…This man is truly a genius.' Loaded

'A wryly rendered masterpiece.' Q Magazine

See all Product description

Customer reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 15 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 12 December 2005
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 9 December 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 January 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 July 2014
Format: Paperback
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 November 1999
Format: Paperback
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 January 2000
Format: Paperback
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Most recent customer reviews

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: rotary drill, rotary hammer

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?