Talk:The Teardrop Explodes

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Edited and expanded the article - still needs work methelfilms 03:03, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Origin of the name[edit]


According to Cope's autobiography, they were named after a Daredevil comic that belonged to Paul Simpson. Please use talk page for any further questions. daleki 15:44, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

I'd always previously thought the name came from the behaviour of Prince Rupert's Drops when the tail was scratched or snapped. It was a decadent party trick in its time. Perhaps this inspired the comic? StuFifeScotland 15:35, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Cope makes no mention of this -- he includes the frame from the comic in "Head On" and it doesn't look much like anything to do with Prince Rupert's Drops. It is Daredevil #77 from June 1971! --Richard Clegg 17:35, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Last Concert (?)[edit]

The only time i ever saw The Teardrop Explodes was what i believe to be their last concert - at a packed National Bowl, Milton Keynes, England, on June 5, 1982 as one of three opening bands for Queen's last concert of their Hot Space tour. From what i remember, they had already decided to break up, but were obliged to finish the tour. I recall one of the band members playing a trumpet (which i always remember when i hear "Sultans of Swing", although i'm sure that's not what Dire Straits had in mind...) --Samatva 20:07, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

I saw them unjustly pelted off the stage at Elland Road, Leeds on 29 May 1982 during the same Queen tour. Very sad. StuFifeScotland 15:35, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

They toured again as a three piece after supporting Queen. Troy Tate (guitar) and Ronnie Francois (bass) were dismissed after the Queen concerts. The line up for the final tour was Cope, Balfe and Dwyer. A bit of a disaster according to Cope. They used backing tapes that confined Cope's tendency toward the free form.(PMc)

I saw them play at Milton Keynes Bowl. They were given a rough reception initially but Copey won the crowd over eventually. I will always remember there rousing rendition of 'Reward' that day and 'Lehla Khaled' plus quite a few other tracks from 'Wilder', one of my favourite all time albums. I felt upset that it was their last major appearance, but equally honoured to have been there. (JN)

More on music! (?)[edit]

Cmon, guys, I visited this page to decide whether I'm interested in the band or not, and guess what, I've find only the data who was the member and when he gone etc, not a word describing what they actually did. If they are known, they are known for music, not for personal changes!

OK daleki 05:33, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Me too. The reason behind that is, I think, that it is hard to describe a band's style and aim in a neutral, encyclopedic manner. (Unofficially: you need to own a copy of Wilder. It's beautiful.) JöG 12:41, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

I thought that a guy called Malcolm Tate was a band member, I have looked everywhere but can't find his name here. (strange) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:05, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

You are thinking of Troy Tate daleki (talk) 16:56, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Kilimanjaro single (?)[edit]

Does anyone know if there is some copyright issue on the song "Kilimanjaro"? The one that has the lyric "We set sail a year and a day ago, making our way to Kilimanjaro." I just bought "Reward" off i-tunes but I can't find Kilimanjaro anywhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:40, 18 March 2014 (UTC)