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|Released||9 August 1994|
|Julian Cope chronology|
Autogeddon is the eleventh solo album by Julian Cope, released in 1994 via The Echo Label. According to the album's sleeve notes, written by Cope, it was "inspired by Heathcote Williams' epic poem of the same name and a little incident concerning my pregnant wife (and myself) and £375,000 of yellow Ferrari in St. Martin's Lane, London, England."
The album is largely a diatribe against car culture. Heathcote Williams' poem still ranks as the most vigorous sustained flow of invective against car culture to date. It characterizes the motor car's global death toll as, "A humdrum holocaust, the third world war nobody bothered to declare." Cope's railing against car culture on this album is symptomatic of his rejection of numerous aspects of Western consumerism.
According to the review at allmusic.com, "Concluding the trilogy started by Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill, Autogeddon, as the title gives away, targets cars, specifically as a metaphor for environmental destruction. Combined with the continuing focus on heathen religious practices and ancient monuments (the first part of "Paranormal in the West Country" was, in fact, recorded in the West Kennet Longbarrow in Wiltshire), the album is almost a summation of Cope's current interests as well as standing on its own." 
All tracks are written by Julian Cope.
|3.||"Don't Call Me Mark Chapman"||5:21|
|4.||"I Gotta Walk"||2:28|
|5.||"Ain't No Gettin' Round Gettin' Round"||5:01|
|6.||"Paranormal in the West Country" (Medley: "Paranormal Pt. 1"/"Archdrude's Roadtrip"/"Kar-ma-kanik")||8:29|
|7.||"Ain't But the One Way"||4:30|
|UK Albums Chart||16|
- Julian Cope
- Michael "Moon-Eye" Watts
- Donald Ross Skinner
- Mark "Rooster" Cosby
- Dorian Cope (credited as "Mavis Grind")
- Jill Frost
- Richard Frost (credited as "K-R Frost")
- Julian Cope - producer, photography
- Thighpaulsandra - mix, photography
- Shaun Harvey - recording, mix on "Madmax", additional recording on "s•t•a•r•c•a•r"
- Rob Carter - sleeve
- Sebastian Shelton - executive producer
- Raggett, Ned. "Autogeddon". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- Columnist. "Peggy Suicide". NME. July 1994. pg. 43, cited 7 October 2012
- Maconie, Stuart. "Review: Julian Cope, Autogeddon". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (Q95, August 1994): 99.
- Columnist. "Peggy Suicide". Rolling Stone. October 1994. pg. 148, cited 7 October 2012
- "PAST ARCHIVES Julian Cope". Pastarchives.co.uk. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
- "Julian Cope - Autogeddon". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
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