Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Welsh Wednesday #35

#35: A Child Is Born In Cerrig-y-Drudion by Julian Cope

A contentious one this. You're all yelling: "Julian Cope's not Welsh, he's from Tamworth!" or something, aren't you? Well, the Drude's eligibility for this series is by birth. Yes, for Julian Cope was born at his grandparents' home in the village of Deri in Monmouthshire, which is just the right side of the border to qualify him as Welsh. That works for me!

As if to justify his inclusion, I've chosen a song that mentions the name of another Welsh village, this time Cerrig-y-Drudion in North Wales. I know nothing of Cerrig-y-Drudion, and very little of Julian Cope's career post-'Peggy Suicide', so don't expect much in the way of an informative article here. What I can tell you is that there is a new Cope retrospective called 'Trip Advizer' which concentrates on the period from 1999 to 2014. It includes A Child Is Born In Cerrig-y-Drudion which originally appeared on his 2007 album 'You Gotta Problem With Me'.

1 comment:

  1. Born in Wales therefore Welsh therefore qualifies for the series. All makes perfect sense to me, and what a good song too. Nice one.