“Me And My Big Mouth” by John Cooper Clarke - album review

TJR says

Pools from the 4 LP’s 1978-1980 as well as singles and b-sides, including his one and only hit single - “Gimmix! (Play Loud)” (1979), which ascended all the way to the giddy heights of # 39, making the official Radio 1 Top 40 countdown show. Well I never. Ironically, I was never as keen on that one. Too gimmicky. All facets of the man’s stylistics at the time are represented here - “Thirty Six Hours” demonstrates that he could have brilliantly delivered as an “Ian Dury” if he wanted too, the live stand up of “Kung Fu International / Twat” reminds us that he can simply be just a great laugh, whilst the poignancy of album closer “Beasley Street” reminds us of his ability to dig affectingly into social consciousness. There’s a great brain deep under that hairdo…

The Jukebox Rebel
07-Oct-2010

A1 [03:29] 6.8.png John Cooper Clarke - (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) Poetry
A2 [03:51] 6.6.png John Cooper Clarke - I Don’t Want To Be Nice (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A3 [04:12] 7.2.png John Cooper Clarke - Valley Of The Lost Women (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A4 [03:30] 8.4.png John Cooper Clarke - Thirty Six Hours (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
A5 [03:41] 8.0.png John Cooper Clarke - The It Man (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) New Wave
B1 [04:03] 7.0.png John Cooper Clarke - Kung Fu International / Twat [live] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
B2 [02:21] 4.9.png John Cooper Clarke - Majorca [live] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
B3 [02:16] 6.4.png John Cooper Clarke - Bronze Adonis [live '79] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
B4 [03:28] 5.5.png John Cooper Clarke - Gimmix [7" version] (John Cooper Clarke) Poetry
B5 [06:42] 8.7.png John Cooper Clarke - Beasley Street (John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett, Steve Hopkins) Poetry




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