£20.99 – x 2 Gatefold LP

Dr John Cooper Clarke has today announced ‘Anthologia’ – the first anthology of his work and a unique x 2 gatefold LP collection of his anarchic poetry, to be released on Sony 16 October 2015. Including Evidently Chickentown, I Wanna Be Yours and live performances from the Manchester Ritz and Hulme Hippodrome, the collection truly encompasses Cooper Clarke’s wicked humour, originality and his mastery of the spoken word in a career spanning five decades.

The poet, who has recently provided inspiration to artists including The Arctic Monkeys and Plan B, makes his return with this extraordinary collection of his words, anthologised.

Dr John Cooper Clarke puts it best; “Some of this stuff was recorded in a bugged room. Surreptitiously even. But not all of it. The more legitimate tracks, however, are worth checking if only for their piss-elegant trash antique value. Why did I go along with this? They said I’d be bigger than Sinatra. Who would argue? With my emphatically adenoidal pitch, who could have guessed I would develop into the high octane hot-shot that you have come to know – that’s perspective for you.”


  1. Evidently Chickentown
  2. I Wanna Be Yours
  3. (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space
  4. Beasley Street
  5. Night People
  6. The Day My Pad Went Mad



  1. I Don’t Want To Be Nice
  2. Valley Of The Lost Women
  3. Midnight Shift
  4. A Heart Disease Called Love
  5. Limbo (Baby Limbo)
  6. Post-War Glamour Girl




  1. Readers Wives (John Peel Session 1978)
  2. Gimmix! Play Loud
  3. A Distant Relation
  4. Twat (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
  5. Never Seen A Nipple In The Daily Express (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
  6. Drive She Said (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
  7. Mustn’t Go Down To The Sea Again (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
  8. Bronzed Adonis (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
  9. (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (John Peel Session 1978)
  10. Health Fanatic (John Peel Session 1978)
  11. Conditional Discharge



  1. Midnight Shift (John Peel Session 1982)
  2. Gaberdine Angus (Live)
  3. Marjorca
  4. The Day My Pad Went Mad (John Peel Session 1982)
  5. Film Extra’s Extra (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
  6. The Pest (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
  7. (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
  8. Intro and Salome Maloney (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
  9. Night People (John Peel Session 1982)

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