The Teardrop Explodes

The Teardrop Explodes were an English post-punk/neo-psychedelic band formed in Liverpool in 1978. Best known for their Top Ten UK single "Reward", the group originated as a key band in the emerging Liverpool post-punk scene of the late 1970s. The group also launched the career of group frontman Julian Cope as well as that of keyboard player and co-manager David Balfe. Other members included early Smiths producer Troy Tate.
Along with other contemporary Liverpudlian groups, The Teardrop Explodes played a role in returning psychedelic elements to mainstream British rock and pop, initially favouring a modernised version of lightly psychedelic late '60s-influenced beat-group sound and later exploring more experimental areas. In addition to their musical reputation, the band had a reputation for eccentric pronouncements and behaviour, sometimes verging on the self-destructive. These featured strongly in contemporary press accounts and were later expanded on in Cope's 1993 memoir Head On.

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Top SongsAlbum
Suffocate (Previously Unreleased Strings)The Greatest Hit (UK comm CD)3:37
East Of The Equator (Instrumental)Wilder (Remastered Expanded Edition)6:16
Thief Of BaghdadKilimanjaro3:09
The Great DominionsThe Greatest Hit (UK comm CD)4:55
The Culture Bunker (BBC Session Peel Plus / 1981)Wilder (Remastered Expanded Edition)3:21
Went CrazyKilimanjaro2:40
Went Crazy (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979)Kilimanjaro (Deluxe Edition)2:52
Buchanan (BBC Session Peel Plus 1982)Peel Sessions Plus (BBC Version)3:50
Bouncing BabiesKilimanjaro2:27
Like Leila Khaled Said (BBC Session Peel Plus / 1981)Peel Sessions Plus (BBC Version)3:01
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