The Man

The Man was Bill Drummond’s 1986 solo album on Creation Records, meant as a farewell to his musical past at the age of 33. It is best known for the song Julian Cope Is Dead, a tongue-in-cheek fictional story of how Drummond shoots The Teardrop Explodes’ front singer Julian Cope to fuel his stagnating career (Drummond being the Teardrops’ former manager).

Initially an LP release only Creation Records put out a timely CD re-release of The Man in 1990. This was probably to cash in on Drummond’s success with The KLF.

Tracks & Formats

CRELP 014

LP Album / 1986
A1 True To The Trial 2:47
A2 Ballad For A Sex God 3:56
A3 Julian Cope Is Dead 2:06
A4 I Want That Girl 3:06
A5 Going Back 3:54
B1 Queen Of The South 2:25
B2 I Believe In Rock & Roll 3:35
B3 Married Man 2:12
B4 I’m The King Of Joy 2:43
B5 Son Of A Preacher Man 3:37
B6 Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation 2:45

CRECD 014

CD Album / 1990
1 True To The Trial 2:53
2 Ballad For A Sex God 3:58
3 Julian Cope Is Dead 2:07
4 I Want That Girl 3:13
5 Going Back 3:57
6 Queen Of The South 2:25
7 I Believe In Rock & Roll 3:39
8 Married Man 2:12
9 I’m The King Of Joy 2:45
10 Son Of A Preacher Man 3:41
11 Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation 2:46

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