Interpreter (album)

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Studio album by Julian Cope
Released 14 October 1996
Genre Indie rock
Length 48:20
Label Echo
Producer Julian Cope
Julian Cope chronology
20 Mothers
Singles from Interpreter
  1. "I Come from Another Planet, Baby"
    Released: 15 July 1996
  2. "Planetary Sit-In"
    Released: 23 September 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Interpreter is a 1996 album by Julian Cope, particularly inspired by Cope's involvement and observations at the 1995–96 Newbury bypass protest.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Julian Cope

No. Title Length
1. "I Come from Another Planet, Baby"   3:29
2. "I've Got My TV & My Pills"   2:22
3. "Planetary Sit-In"   3:31
4. "Since I Lost My Head, It's Awl-Right"   2:37
5. "Cheap New-Age Fix"   4:34
6. "The Battle for the Trees"   7:13
7. "Arthur Drugstore"   3:40
8. "s.p.a.c.e.r.o.c.k. With Me"   3:41
9. "Re-Directed Male"   4:16
10. "Maid of Constant Sorrow"   4:01
11. "The Loveboat"   2:45
12. "Dust"   6:10

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1996) Peak
UK Albums Chart[2] 39


Extracted from the "Julian Cope all purpose mythological mind map of the Marlborough Downs & surrounding area" included as the album insert:

  • Julian H sung the songs & furnished the wa-guitars, also Mellotrons (400 and Mark II) & vibrated the bass guitar
  • Thighpaulsandra glamorously smeared ARP & VCS3 synthesizers all over, wrote all the string orchestrations, pouted piano & preened vocals, then casually blew off the Classic organ solo at the end of Since I Lost My Head... Like he's had more weddings than Liz Taylor.
  • Flinton Chalk AKA Sid Mooneye (Spiritualized) did it with the Lead guitars & vocals on Spacerock with me, Battle for the Trees, I've got my TV and my Pills, Maid of Constant Sorrow & Re-directed Male.
  • Rooster Mark Cosby (Synus) was the drummer & cymbalist throughout these sessions except when:
  • Stee-Vroom Ferrera drummed his own mighty thang on Planetary Sit-in, Since I Lost My My Head, It's Awl-Right, The Loveboat & I Come From Another Planet, Baby.
  • Doggen (TC Lethbridge) wailed like Edward Van Gottsching throughout the AMBULENCE & RADIO SIT-IN sessions, and has had squeaky boots ever since.
  • Mavis Grind spoke the treasured words of hope on The Loveboat.
  • Lynn Davis of CUMRY sung the outrageous Diva vocals on With Me and left session wanting to be a rock'n'roll star. Thanks to our darling Henrietta Bredin for scouring the opera world for such a Keltic Goddess.
  • Jody Evans (Anal/E. Wrecked) played the piano at the end of Dust unaware that he was being recorded.
  • Raymond Lovesong crooned the drunken sax on the end of TheLoveboat, and hit the high-note trumpets on Planetary Sit-In.
  • Merrick Godhaven & O.K Simon chanted vocals and daubed Thang all over Re-directed Male.
  • Craig J. Stratton, EOS Counsel, Jason Glover & Amanda Tomlinson were the string players on Planetary Sit-In, Battle for the Trees, Since I Lost My Head & Arthur..
  • Martin Schellard – conductor


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Interpreter". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Julian Cope - Interpreter". Retrieved 7 October 2012.