Totally Wired With Julian Cope

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At the end of the ‘80s, Channel 4’s Star Test was a surprisingly lengthy blind question treat, probing into people’s lives. Comedians and pop stars of the day, a few actors and DJs, politicians were asked to select a category and answer a variety of questions about faith and fortune, hopes and fears, sweet and sour subject matter. The roll call included Tony James of Sigue Sigue Sputnik (formerly Gen X), Richard E Grant, Stephen Fry, Ken Russell, The Mission’s Wayne Hussey, Peter Gabriel and Teardrop Explodes’ Julian Cope who’d plainly been awake for some time before taking on the challenge. Classically, his interpretation of hell is a U2 tape loop. And there’s more…