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The Very Best Of


Download links and information about The Very Best Of by John Cooper Clarke. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:11:03 minutes.

Artist: John Cooper Clarke
Release date: 2002
Genre: Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:11:03
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No. Title Length
1. (I Married a) Monster from Outer Space 3:31
2. I Don't Want to Be Nice 3:49
3. Valley of the Lost Women 4:15
4. Postwar Glamour Girls 3:31
5. Kung Fu International 1:40
6. Psycle Sluts 3:14
7. T**t 2:21
8. Marjorca 2:13
9. Gimmix! Play Loud 3:31
10. Beasley Street 6:44
11. Evidently Chickentown 2:20
12. Conditional Discharge 3:06
13. Limbo (Baby Limbo) 4:27
14. The It Man 3:43
15. Thirty Six Hours 3:29
16. Midnight Shift 6:25
17. I Wanna Be Yours 2:02
18. The Day My Pad Went Mad 3:10
19. A Heart Disease Called Love 3:31
20. Night People 4:01



Maybe John Cooper Clarke's brief window of fame passed with the demise of punk. But his poems are every bit as arch and funny now as they were in the '70s. There are sly wordplay, groaning puns, and also plenty of strong social observation. He essentially took the ethos of the Liverpool poets of the '60s, using common language and bringing in lots of humor, but made his mark through speech, not print. This collection, cherry-picked from his major-label work, is an absolute joy. Backed by the relatively all-star Invisible Girls (which included Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks), the Bard of Salford deadpans his way through the epic "Psycle Sluts (Parts 1 & 2)," "The Day My Pad Went Mad," and the piece that really gave him his first big exposure, "I Married a Monster From Outer Space." But in "Beasley Street" and "Postwar Glamour Girls" there's a more serious undercurrent happening, while "Kung Fu International," for all its lightheartedness, shows that little has changed in English street violence, and "T**t" remains as deliberately outrageous and hilarious as it was on its initial release. Culled from the four albums Cooper Clarke did for Epic, it shows that what was good then is still good. The world needs a Cooper Clarke for the new millennium.