Produced by The Invisible Girls. Album Zip Style Method. John Cooper Clarke, poet and national treasure, recorded this poem in 1982. Most of Clarke’s poetry is rhythmic and can be set to music. It works best as a performance poem, best read aloud to maximise the humour.
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This album has an average beat per minute of 113 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/156 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Zip Style Method. BPM Profile Zip Style Method. Album starts at 137BPM, ends at 88BPM (-49), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by John Cooper Clarke. Snap, Crackle & Bop. 1980.
Album by John Cooper Clarke. The Face Behind the Scream. I Travel in Biscuits. The Day the World Stood Still. A Heart Disease Called Love. The Ghost of Al Capone. Ninety Degrees in My Shades. The Day My Pad Went Mad. I Wanna Be Yours. Bonus Tracks on 2007 reissue (John Peel sessions). Midnight Shift (Radio 1 live version). The Day My Pad Went Mad (Radio 1 live version). Night People (Radio 1 live version).
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Zip Style Method is the sixth album by John Cooper Clarke, originally released in 1982. All tracks written and arranged by John Cooper Clarke, Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins. Face Behind the Scream". The Day the World Stood Still". Heart Disease Called Love". Ninety Degrees in My Shades". The Day My Pad Went Mad".
Clarke released Zip Style Method in 1982, but thereafter performed his live act less frequently, spending much of the 1980s mired in heroin addiction, living in a "domestic partnership" with singer and fellow addict Nico. He described this period of his life: "It was a feral existence. Clarke's recording of "Evidently Chickentown" from his album Snap, Crackle & Bop was also featured prominently in the closing scene of The Sopranos episode Stage 5. A live performance of the same poem appears in the film Control with Clarke portraying himself in a re-creation of a 1977 concert in which he supported Joy Division, despite being 30 years older than the.