Kilimanjaro is the debut album by the neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes, released on 10 October 1980. It contains versions of the band's early singles – "Sleeping Gas", "Bouncing Babies", "Treason" & "When I Dream" – as well as their biggest hit, "Reward"
Cope, centre, with the Teardrop Explodes, whose Reward went to No 6 in January 1981. Photograph: Adrian Boot/Retna Ltd. Julian Cope, vocals and bass. The first thing I did was cut the drum intro, so it went straight in at the trumpets, which we’d started using because I was obsessed with the Love album Forever Changes. Then we took the guitar out. There’s only one guitar chord in the whole song – and the guitarist wrote the music.
Everybody Wants to Shag. The Teardrop Explodes. Album, 1990, Fontana. 4. Count to Ten and Run for Cover. 2. Passionate Friend. 3. Treason (It's Just a Story). Ha Ha I'm Drowning. 5. The Culture Bunker.
The Teardrop Explodes were an English delic band formed in Liverpool in 1978.
Video for Reward by The Teardrop Explodes.
The Teardrop Explodes. This Is The Day. The The. Pride In The Name Of Love. U2. World Shut Your Mouth.
Album: Floored Genius: The Best of Julian Cope and the Teardrop Explodes (1979-91), 1992. A bit of post-punk loveliness from Julian Cope and company. This track is probably the most well known from The Teardrop Explodes back catalogue (I think it got into the British Top Ten). Julian Cope (the lead singer) is one of modern life's eccentrics and should be cherished as such. This video (ripped by Rosamannen) was filmed in 1980 for the Old Grey Whistle Test show.