9780571270347

Copendium An Expedition into the Rock 'n' Roll Underworld

  • ISBN 13:

    9780571270347

  • ISBN 10:

    0571270344

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/14/2016
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Summary

Eschewing the usual criteria of chart success or acknowledged influence, the Copendium — a collection of album reviews and themed track samplers — takes energy, originality and heaviness as its bearings. The result is a feast of obscure and neglected masterworks that together form a surprising but entirely credible new tradition. Krautrock, motorik and post-punk, stoner and doom metal, occasionally even jazz, spoken word and hair metal: they are all represented in a wholly persuasive sequence.

Cope is the perfect guide to this novel terrain: impeccably informed, passionate, insightful and deeply funny. Copendium is his re-imagining of a useful canon of popular music, and it is set to become required reading.

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