Without prior notice, Colleen asked Julian for his Top Five albums as the last question during their discussion at the John Peel Archive. Julian was a good sport and came up with a great selection, but has rightfully asked for a little disclaimer post-interview:

“Cope notes he was prevailed upon out-of-the-blue so forgot to add Doors content. Shame on my Morrisonisan ass!”

1. Blue Cheer – ‘Outsideinside’ (Side One)

“Confusing, inchoate, stumbling… poorly mixed.”

2. Amon Düül II – ‘Yeti’

“More psychedelic than anything, totally mysterious, sleeve of life, don’t know what anybody is playing on what track.”

3. Amon Düül – ‘Paradieswärts Düül’

“The most beautiful folk, psychedelic, post-punk antecedents of all time. That’s so moving. My eldest daughter does yoga to ‘Paradieswärts’, to ‘Love Is Peace’ mainly, and I swear I get tears. I find that such a moving album.”

4. The 13th Floor Elevators – ‘The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators’

“I don’t listen to it anymore, but only because I can’t find it! We’ve got this big section A-F that I can’t reach, I mean literally I’ve got tea stuff on top of it!”

5. All of The Velvet Underground albums


Listen: John Peel Archive & Classic Album Sundays on Audio Note UK – The Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro with Julian Cope

Watch: John Peel Archive & Classic Album Sundays on Audio Note UK with Jarvis Cocker

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