Everybody Wants to Shag... The Teardrop Explodes

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Everybody Wants To Shag ... The Teardrop Explodes
Studio album by The Teardrop Explodes
Released April 1990
Recorded Spring/Summer 1982 and Nov 1980
Genre Alternative
Length 44:43
Label Fontana
Producer Hugh Jones
The Teardrop Explodes chronology
Wilder
(1980)
Everybody Wants To Shag ... The Teardrop Explodes
(1990)
Piano
Singles from Everybody Wants to Shag... The Teardrop Explodes
  1. "You Disappear From View"
    Released: March 1983
  2. "Serious Danger"
    Released: April 1990
  3. "Count To Ten And Run For Cover"
    Released: April 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Everybody Wants To Shag ... The Teardrop Explodes was the third album by neo-psychedelic Liverpool band The Teardrop Explodes. When the band reconvened to record their third album, they were reduced to the trio of Cope, Dwyer and a reinstated Balfe.

Tensions were high – Cope wanted to write ballads and quirky pop songs, while Balfe was more interested in recording synth-based dance music. Cope eventually dissolved the band in the middle of the sessions. The material was later released in 1990. Cope re-recorded "Metranil Vavin" and "Pussyface" for his solo album World Shut Your Mouth.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Julian Cope and David Balfe; except where indicated

  1. "Ouch Monkeys"
  2. "Serious Danger"
  3. "Metranil Vavin" (Cope)
  4. "Count To Ten And Run For Cover"
  5. "In-Psychlopaedia" (Cope, Gary Dwyer, Balfe)
  6. "Soft Enough For You"
  7. "You Disappear From View" (Cope)
  8. "The Challenger"
  9. "Not My Only Friend" (Cope)
  10. "Sex (Pussyface)" (Cope)
  11. "Terrorist" (Balfe)
  12. "Strange House In The Snow" (1981 B-side of "Reward")

Personnel[edit]

  • Julian Cope - vocals, bass, violin on "Strange House In The Snow", piano on "Sex", "Not My Only Friend"
  • David Balfe - organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Gary Dwyer - drums, drum machine
  • Troy Tate - guitar on "You Disappear From View"
  • Alan Gill - guitar on "Strange House In The Snow"
  • Ron François - bass guitar on "Ouch Monkeys", "Sex", "You Disappear From View"
  • Luke Tunney - trumpet on "You Disappear From View", "Count To Ten And Run For Cover"
  • Ted Emmet - trumpet on "You Disappear From View", "Count To Ten And Run For Cover"
  • Hugh Jones - engineer
  • Pointblanc Design - artwork

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