Julian Cope presents Head Heritage
Rome Wasn't Burned In A Day
October 30th
October 31st
November 1st
2003CE


This Lyric Night Special sees Julian Cope bring together an array of special guests to create three different evenings of music and associated events. Featuring Cope and his band performing their first electric shows since 1996CE, this will be a 3-day series of proto-metal, underground grooves, and rare rock'n'roll footage. Enjoy music of shamanistic powers in the comfort of the Lyric's intimate beauty and lush acoustics.

All tickets 20
(9 limited availability)
JULIAN COPE

(Oct 30th, 31st & Nov 1st)
Is it really 25 years to the month since Cope's debut 45 ("Sleeping Gas") was recorded? Yup, November 1978! From the mind-death proto-metal of "Reynard the Fox" to the Louie Louie of "World Shut Your Mouth", via such refusenik works as Autogeddon, The Modern Antiquarian, Fried, Krautrocksampler and countless more, Droolian Cope has always been the voice of the post-ironic generation. And with such gems as Let Me Speak to the Driver, The Megalithic European and Citizen Cain'd still to come, we gots to ask ourselves whether there's any stopping his sustaining mantra: "Education! Education! Education!"

VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA (Oct 31st)
Several all-nighters at the Leeds Dronadrome have featured this magnificent gloop troupe exclusively. Adam Davenport, Julian Bradley, Neil Campbell, Michael Flower and Bridget Hayden create a surging and propellent drone of ass-fixiating toxication. By now, you'll all know their albums (Dabbling with Gravity & Who You Are, Lino Hi, Versatile Arab Chord Chart, etc) and agree when I say I'd rather have a full-frontal lobotomy than a full bottle in front of me.
SUNN 0)))

(Nov 1st)
Doom and Gloom from Seattle's grey lords Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley. These sacred twins of ambulent grudge-grunge death-trudge sludgecore will fuse your inner butt walls together and break on through to the other side, so bring your portable commode. Their albums (OO Void, White 1, Flight of the Behemoth, Grimrobe) are Al-Things of underground legend. 'Scuse me while I kiss these guys!
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN (Oct 30th)
As the swamps of Massachusetts were always an in-breeding ground for dyslexic post-Shaggsian crab-skank, perhaps it's only to be expected that this 16-wheeler should have hauled ass from said location. Messrs. Moloney, Bohill, Cooper, Franklin, Orleans, Pontius, Thomas, Critter and Cousin Rich have led us to expect the world. However, only the truly deluded could have anticipated SUNBURNED's exceptional hybrid of Miles Davis' Dark Magus and Captain Beefheart's Mirror Man.
SONS OF T.C. LETHBRIDGE
(Nov 1st)
At 72, Colin Wilson (The Outsider, The Occult, Mysteries, etc.) has still found the time to add spoken word to this project run by writer Welbourn Tekh and Brain Donor's legendary guitarist Doggen. This epic eulogy to the psychic researcher TC-Lethbridge is a bizarre stew of lecture, guitar pyrotechnics, rant and troublefunk. More Dr. John than Dr. Johnson.
HOLY McGRAIL (Oct 31st)
Sampling a whole Stooges LP may have seemed like a bad career move back in the Winter of '02, especially as the powers-that-be insisted upon its immediate deletion. However, McGrail's Raw Power Suite is destined to become a 21st century download classic. Now a member of Julian Cope's L.A.M.F., McGrail finally unleashes tracks from his new album Collecting Earthquakes (Yerkrasharzhakagh) and makes Boris, Leviathan, Earth and Slomo seem like yesterday's news.
ROCK'N'ROLL MOVIES TOO!!!
TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS
A 1971 ambient documentary of these Japanese Underground stars led by Takehisa Kosugi.
KISS
All the good stuff, plus rare black and white performances of "Deuce", "Parasite" and "Strutter". You wanted the best but you got Kiss!
LES RALLIZES DENUDES
30 years on the same riff and Ethan Mousike (the guy who made this movie) couldn't even get Mizutani in focus until halfway through!
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Introduced by the Seth Man, this is a live performance from French TV of their amazing 22 minute "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers".
ROME WASN'T BURNED IN A DAY

DAY 1: OCTOBER 30TH
JULIAN COPE BAND
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN

Films to include:
TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS (1971)
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR (1971)


DAY 2: OCTOBER 31ST
JULIAN COPE BAND
VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA
HOLY McGRAIL


Films to include:
LES RALLIZES DENUDES (1970-76)
AMON DÜÜL 2 (1971)


DAY 3: NOVEMBER 1ST
JULIAN COPE BAND
SUNN 0)))


Performance & Lecture from:
THE SONS OF TC-LETHBRIDGE

Film:
KISS performing in 1975
Includes "Deuce", "Parasite" & "Strutter"!!!

PLUS! Every night:
SETH MAN'S QUAD ROOM
with Black Sabbath's Paranoid album on heavy rotation
 

October 30th - 7.45 pm
October 31st - 7.45 pm
November 1st - 5.00 pm
Tickets:
20/9 (limited availability)

Ticket Office:
08700 500 511 (no booking fees)

Book Online
www.lyric.co.uk (no booking fees)

24 Hour Booking:
Ticketweb
08700 600 100 (fees apply: up to 1.50 per ticket, plus 1.25 postage fee)

Lyric Theatre Hammersmith,
King Street,
London,
W6 0QL