Snap, Crackle & Bop

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Snap, Crackle & Bop
Snap Crackle Bop.jpg
Studio album by John Cooper Clarke
Released 1980
Recorded Arrow Sounds, Manchester 1978
Genre Spoken word, poetry, punk
Length 38:59
Label CBS
Producer Martin "Zero" Hannett
John Cooper Clarke chronology
Walking Back to Happiness
Snap, Crackle & Bop
Zip Style Method
The Invisible Girls chronology
Disguise in Love
Snap, Crackle & Bop
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Smash Hits 7/10[1]

Snap, Crackle & Bop is the fourth album by John Cooper Clarke, originally released in 1980. As with Disguise in Love, the album was backed by The Invisible Girls and produced by Martin Hannett. Original first pressings of the LP included a booklet with the lyrics from John Cooper Clarke's 1978 album Disguise in Love together with photographs and artwork, the booklet was housed in a pocket that formed part of the jacket on the LP cover's photograph.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins except where noted:
  1. "Evidently Chickentown" – 2.23 (based on a 1940 poem, "Bloody Orkney", by Hamish Blair)
  2. "Conditional Discharge" – 3.10
  3. "Sleepwalk" – 4.35
  4. "23rd" – 3.38
  5. "Beasley Street" – 6.56
  6. "Thirty Six Hours" – 3.35
  7. "Belladonna" – 4.18
  8. "The It Man" – 3.48
  9. "Limbo (Baby Limbo)" – 4.31
  10. "A Distant Relation" – 3.53
  11. "Beasley Street (live Bonus track)" – 3.28
  12. "Gaberdine Angus (live Bonus track)" – 1.01
  13. "Twat (live Bonus track)" – 2.23


  • John Cooper Clarke – vocals
The Invisible Girls

"Written, played, produced by The Invisible Girls, ably assisted by Lynn Oakey, Pete Shelley, Trevor Spencer, Paul Burgess, Karl Burns, Toby, Dave Hassell, Stephanie Formula. Extra special thanks to Vinnie Riley. The Invisible Girls are the cheese nightmares are Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins!"


  1. ^ Hepworth, David. "John Cooper Clarke: Snap, Crackle and Bop". Smash Hits (May 1–14, 1980): 29. 

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