Julian Cope''s new album YOU GOTTA PROBLEM WITH ME (no question mark) is another protest album in the tradition of his previous releases PEGGY SUICIDE, JEHOVAHKILL, AUTOGEDDON, CITIZEN CAIN''D and DARK ORGASM. Unlike most records by Cope''s head-in-the-sand punk rock contemporaries (almost all of whom he believes to be shirking their primary rock''n''roll responsibility as cultural mouthpieces), YOU GOTTA PROBLEM WITH ME deals primarily with such currently controversial, nay taboo issues, as religion (our own and other peoples''), and the West''s latest wave of xenophobia and self-doubts brought on by a combination of the war in Iraq, the so-called 9/11 bombings and the EEC''s latest huge wave of migrants from former Communist countries. YOU GOTTA PROBLEM WITH ME also addresses all of Cope''s other long-term gripes: corporate greed and the destruction of Mother Earth, misogyny and homophobia, and our apparent inability to address such essential matters due to cultural ignorance and the glaring faults in our education system. Yes, Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks are dead, but Cope''s still pissed off enough to fly the flag for all three! However, while the songs of YOU GOTTA PROBLEM WITH ME are even more lyrically hard-hitting than those on DARK ORGASM, musically this new record ploughs a far more traditional Copean furrow, returning the listener to insidiously melodic post-punk songs in the JEHOVAHKILL style, many sparsely orchestrated with Mellotron, wah-wah guitars, orchestral percussion and even lush harmonies. 13 songs are split into two sections, and are accompanied by a 16-page booklet of insights, hard-hitting information, and a very epic poem: all designed to shake us from our post-everything stasis. TRACKLISTING: 01. DOCTOR KNOW 02. BEYOND ROME 03. SOON TO FORGET YA 04. YOU GOTTA PROBLEM WITH ME 05. THEY GOTTA DIFFERENT WAY 06. OF DOING THINGS 07. PEGGY SUICIDE IS A JUNKIE 08. A CHILD IS BORN IN CERRIG-YDRUDION 09. WODEN 10. SICK LOVE 11. CAN''T GET YOU OUT OF MY COUNTRY 12. VAMPIRE STATE BUILDING 13. HIDDEN DOORWAYS 14. SHAME SHAME

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ArtistCOPE, JULIAN Release date2007-08-24 Item no75880 Product groupVinyl MediaLP Record labelInvada GenreAlternative Rock ConditionNew, unplayed AvailabilityIn stock Delivery1 - 3 days