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Kilimanjaro [Remastered With Extra Tracks]

Album: Kilimanjaro [Remastered With Extra Tracks]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Ha Ha I'm Drowning More Info... 2:57
2)    Sleeping Gas More Info... 3:47
3)    Treason More Info... 2:58
4)    Second Head More Info... 3:11
5)    Poppies More Info... 5:04
6)    Went Crazy More Info... 2:41
7)    Brave Boys Keep Their Promises More Info... 2:31
8)    Bouncing Babies More Info... 2:28
9)    Books More Info... 2:37
10)    Thief Of Baghdad More Info... 3:10
11)    When I Dream Original Version More Info... 7:09
12)    Reward More Info... 2:47
13)    Kilimanjaro More Info... 4:31
14)    Strange House In The Snow More Info... 4:46
15)    Use Me More Info... 5:49
16)    Traison (C'Est Juste Une Histoire) More Info... 2:53
17)    Sleeping Gas Live At Club Zoo/1981 More Info... 9:29
Product Details


1. Ha Ha I'm Drowning

2. Sleeping Gas

3. Treason

4. Second Head

5. Poppies In The Field

6. Went Crazy

7. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises

8. Bouncing Babies

9. Books

10. The Thief Of Baghdad

11. When I Dream

12. Reward

13. Kilimanjaro

14. Strange House In The Snow

15. Use Me

16. Traison

17. Sleeping Gas (Live)

Performer Notes
  • The Teardrop Explodes: Julian Cope (vocals, bass); Alan Gill (guitar); David Balfe (piano, organ, synthesizer); Gary Dwyer (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Michael Finkler (guitar); Ray Martinez, Hurricane Smith (trumpet).
  • Producers: Clive Langer, A. Winstanley, Mike Howlett, The Chameleons.
  • Personnel: Julian Cope (vocals, bass guitar); Alan Gill, Michael Finkler (guitar); Ray Martinez, Hurricane Smith (trumpet); David Balfe (piano, organ, synthesizer); Gary Dwyer (drums).
  • Emerging from a late-1970s/early-'80s scene (Echo & the Bunnymen, Wah!, et al) based around the Liverpool club Eric's, Teardrop Explodes channeled '60s influences (The Doors, Scott Walker, Syd Barrett) into pop-tinged New Wave. Their 1980 debut, KILIMANJARO, is full of dreamy, effervescent tunes that sparkle with the kind of wide-eyed wonder found in '60s psychedelia. Still, their propulsive edge could exist only in a post-punk-fueled universe. Singer/future-solo-star Julian Cope's reedy voice relates tales tinged with an air of mystery and melancholy atop whirring organ lines and modernized Mersey beats. Trainspotters note: the Cope/Ian McCulloch-penned "Books" was also recorded contemporaneously by Echo & the Bunnymen, as "Read It In Books."
Professional Reviews
Q (1/01, p.134) - 5 out of 5 stars - "...Fat with great songs such as 'Treason' and 'Bouncing Babies', their debut sounds as fantastic, colorful and unhinged now as it did [back] in the day..."

Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.124) - "...The songs remain incredibly wide-eyed....smothered in obscure pop culture references...and lovelorn psycho-babble..."

NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #17 among The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.

Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Much as they try to be trippy and hypnotic and psychedelic, The Teardrop Explodes couldn't' help making perfect pop music..."
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