Until last week, I was only dimly aware of Julian Cope, his work (in the field of music and beyond) and his status as a loveable eccentric. Thursday night's gig at Tramshed changed all that. The evening found Cope in sparkling (and very sweary) form, delighting the many hardcore fans with a set spanning his whole music career - from 'The Greatness And Perfection Of Love' from 1984's World Shut Your Mouth all the way to a pair of tracks from new album Drunken Songs. Not that those of us unfamiliar with his back catalogue were left disappointed, mind.
Here's my Buzz review of a gig that also saw Patrick Jones, poet and brother of Nicky Wire, on the bill.