The Man was Bill Drummond’s 1986 solo album on Creation Records, meant as a farewell to his previous musical past at the age of 33.
The Man is probably 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
|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|
|B1||Queen Of The South||2:25|
|B2||I Believe In Rock & Roll||3:35|
|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|
|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|
|6||Queen Of The South||2:25|
|7||I Believe In Rock & Roll||3:39|
|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|