Julian Cope might be a bit bonkers but the two hit LPs recorded with The Teardrop Explodes at the beginning of the 80s contain perfect pop, timeless tunes and moments of magic.
Tiny Children was the third single lifted from Wilder and really deserved a much better fate than merely hitting #44 in the charts. It’s a gorgeous lullaby, delivered with a real degree of fragility by Julian whose vocal is quite lovely, even if he does at times appear to be at the edge of his range.
mp3 : The Teardrop Explodes – Tiny Children
By complete contrast, and to help illustrate that this particular JC is off his rocker, here’s the very bizzare b-side:-
mp3 : The Teardrop Explodes – Rachael Built A Steamboat