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Jehovahkill is the eighth album by Julian Copereleased in After the critical success of Peggy Cope - Sense - Where Has Everyone Gone? (FileCope's idea for Jehovakill was to incorporate a krautrock attitude into his music.
He began recording the album with musicians Rooster Cosby and Donald Ross Skinnerwhile co-producing it with the latter. The sessions yielded what Cope considered to be his Killer - Socrates* - Phos sonically experimental material to date.
Originally titleing the record Julian H. Copehe sent an eleven track version to Island Recordswho initially rejected its release, but relentfully gave Cope extra recording sessions for the album. During the extra sessions, in which six extra songs were recorded, the album became harder and was retitled Jehovahkill. Inspired by prehistoric monuments, the album features ancient, pre-Christian heathen and pagan themes, while commenting on "the destructivness of mainstream religion.
Upon release, it reached number 20 on the UK Albums Chartalthough Island Records dropped him soon after its release, leading to outrage in the music press. The album proved to be one of Cope's biggest critical successes.
Select later named it the 36th best album of the s, and NME named it the 95th greatest British album ever. A deluxe edition was released in Julian Cope's seventh album and fifth album for Island RecordsPeggy Suicideconcerned itself with environmental issues, and was a critical comeback for Cope, if not quite a commercial one. After the world tour in promotion of Peggy Suicide ended Cope - Sense - Where Has Everyone Gone?
(File AugustJulian Cope entered the studio to record his next album with Cosby, Deutsch and keyboardist Donald Cope - Sense - Where Has Everyone Gone? (File Skinner with Cope and Skinner co-producing the album. In Cope delivered his eleven-track Julian H. Album) album to Island Records. Cope would later describe Jehovahkill as the second instalment of an album trilogy that concerns Mother Earthwith the first being Peggy Suicide and the third being Autogeddon ; in particular, Jehovahkill departs from the environmental concerns of Peggy Suicide and instead celebrates ancient, pre-Christianity heathen impulses, while noting what Cope, a self-described Odinist, believed to be "the Album) of mainstream religion.
It certainly wasn't anything I had been interested in before, but I found myself led down this route by reading people like Gurdjieffthen [Colin] Wilson and then on to Lethbridge. The album name, a pun of Jehovah and "overkill", was described by journalist Andy Gill as perhaps referring "to the Judaeo-Christian I Sit Alone - Browlin - To The Border! of our natural pagan energies and inclinations; or perhaps to the kicking Cope hands out here to the deity.
The monument moves away from being a stone structure, to that of being a motif or logo. In the liner notes is a depiction of the Neolithic henge monument and stone circles at AveburyWiltshirebuilt some 5, years ago, with accompanying text written by Cope, who invited listeners to visit the monument. If I've had a period of real obscurity, I've alienated people who want me to be a pop singer. I'll go back and have hits, and I alienate people who are so messed up they only want delicate flowers to be their heroes.
But hopefully I'll haul a few more along as well. Despite Jehovahkill' s heathen themes, Ned Raggett of AllMusic described the album as primarily a musical project, with the music being "first and foremost" ahead of the lyrics. Many of the songs start with simplistic acoustic guitar intros before, according to Andy Gill of The Independentdeveloping via overdub "accretions", "some into retro-hippy jams of boundless cosmicity like 'Necropolis', some into rave chants like 'Poet Is Priest Starting with a garage rock riff before centring on numerous soundscapes, with one of the few lyrics being its title,  "Poet Is Priest…" is a krautrock funk song, featuring "acoustic astrology" from astronomer and musician Fiorella Terenzi and rave influences.
Cope" was described by Foege as "an ironic advertisement" for the musician. Jehovahkill was released on 19 October by Island Records ;  its CD release was pressed onto a single-disc, while the LP was packaged as a double album pressed onto only three sides, one for each "Phase", with the fourth side showing an etching instead. Within a week of the album's release, Island Records dropped Cope from their roster, claiming, "his critical appeal is on the up but his commercial appeal is dropping.
Jehovahkill was well Marley Purt Drive - Bee Gees - Odessa by music critics. Bless his burnt-out heart. Describing the album as a "strange but soothing act of rebellion," Alec Foege of Spin felt Jehovahkill was the musician's most consistent record to date, saying Cope "pontificates less and crafts better melodies" and figured his "message to the universe" as "remarkably selfless and sane.
Strong called the album "an admirable effort. Select ranked the Album) at number 7 in their year-end Top 50 Albums of list,  and later at number 36 in their top best albums of the s list. It's also really great songwriting. It's a very, very kraut-influenced record. It was three sides. Not a full double album but it was three sides and on the fourth side you had an Praying Man - Petra - Rough Mixes (6-4-99). He was always doing things like that.
He was putting thought into it. All tracks are written by Julian Copeexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Julian Cope. Folk psychedelic rock krautrock acid rock post-punk. They said: 'Not another double, people don't have time to wade through those anymore. Island imagine my career is in tatters after every record, but Peggy Suicide sold 60, copies.
Now this is my eleventh album, and I'm just about to blow it. How the Neolithics Influenced Rock 'n' Roll. Retrieved 7 October Booklet Accompanying CD Release. Island Records. The Independent. Retrieved 6 September Cope - Sense - Where Has Everyone Gone? (File Select : Retrieved 24 December The Guardian. Entertainment Weekly. January The Great Rock Bible. Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock From the s to the s. London: Fourth Estate.
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