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November 29, 2012 posted by Kiran Dass

Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock’n’Roll Underworld by Julian Cope

Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock’n’Roll Underworld by Julian Cope

Copendium: An Expedition into the Rock’n’Roll Underworld
Julian Cope, Faber & Faber ($75)

Click here to listen to Kiran’s review on 95bFM’s Morning Glory show.

This firecracker of a book is a collection of album reviews and themed track samplers to construct a singular history of the last six decades of music. Nutty and visionary musician, antiquarian and musicologist Julian Cope has been responsible for some of the best and enthusiastic music commentary, and in Copendium, he writes with an infectious wild passion.

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Kiran Dass has been a bookseller at Unity Books (now in Auckland but previously in Wellington) since 2005. Kiran is an Auckland based writer and reviewer who has written about music, film and books for the NZ Listener, The Wire, Sunday Star-Times, Metro, Landfall, Real Groove, Rip it Up, NZ Musician, NZ Herald, Dominion Post, No, Pavement and Staple. She sometimes produces music features for Radio New Zealand and reviews books on RNZ's Nine to Noon show and reviews music books fortnightly for the 95bFM Breakfast slot Loose Reads.

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