“Disguise In Love” by John Cooper Clarke - album review

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TJR says

Major label mania strikes - Cooper Clarke hits Epic! The first of three Cooper Clarke albums to officially feature The Invisible Girls, fellow Salfordians who’d been specially formed to provide a musical backdrop to the banter of the bard. The band was based around the nucleus of Joy Division producer Martin Hannett and keyboardist Steve Hopkins, with contributions from, amongst others, Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks and Bill Nelson of Be-Bop Deluxe, both of whom feature on this LP. The combo help to make the album’s highlight, “Reader’s Wives”, where, just for a minute, John Cooper Clarke is the new David Bowie. “(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space” digs into 50s sci-fi to deliver another fantastic highlight: “But when we went walking tentacle in hand, You could sense that the earthlings would not understand, They’d go nudge nudge when we got on the bus saying 'It’s extra-terrestial, not like us; And it’s bad enough with another race, But fuck me… a monster! from outer space?'” A smash hit on so many different levels - and this is the essence of JCC’s appeal…

The Jukebox Rebel
24-Apr-2012

A1 [03:50] 6.6.png John Cooper Clarke - I Don’t Want To Be Nice (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A2 [03:12] 6.1.png John Cooper Clarke - Psycle Sluts [parts 1 & 2, live ’78] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
A3 [01:51] 5.7.png John Cooper Clarke - (I’ve Got A Brand New) Tracksuit (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A4 [03:57] 7.0.png John Cooper Clarke - Teenage Werewolf (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A5 [03:13] 8.2.png John Cooper Clarke - Readers Wives (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A6 [03:35] 5.6.png John Cooper Clarke - Post-War Glamour Girl (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
B1 [03:32] 8.1.png John Cooper Clarke - (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
B2 [02:08] 5.9.png John Cooper Clarke - Salome Maloney [live ’78] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
B3 [05:42] 7.2.png John Cooper Clarke - Health Fanatic (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
B4 [04:10] 6.5.png John Cooper Clarke - Strange Bedfellows (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
B5 [04:19] 7.2.png John Cooper Clarke - Valley Of The Lost Women (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave




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