# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

John Cooper Clarke - John Cooper Clarke ODE

  by Spencer Robertshaw

published: 1 / 6 / 2010

John Cooper Clarke - John Cooper Clarke ODE


Spencer Robertshaw in his 'Evidently Spencertown' poetry column pays testimony to legendary poet and Pennyblackmusic headline interviewee, John Cooper Clarke

Wicked sense of humour,tells it how it is As hip now as ever – maybe even more It's the man behind the hairdo The man who knows the score Ladies and gentlemen, Mr John Cooper Clarke Drainpipe trousers adorn Then a fine pair of boots Dapper jacket worn Attire usually astute With pleasantly understated power You'll not mistake this man Who dances in the shower To get as wet as he can His figure appears to a round of applause Reaching the mike as the the audience pause Carrier bag in hand ,full of his works "Alright" he grins or maybe he smirks Poetry,jokes,one liners and tales The captain's here with a wind in his sails Cutting his cloth bespoke to the crowd Even a whisper works the same as being loud You might think I'm biased because I like his style But it makes both my mum and little girl smile Just have to be careful which verse goes to who The introduction should suit the person it flows to Much more to say about Johnny Clarke But I might spoil an education of the man and his mark So I sign off here and advise you of this If you have a weak bladder, give light coloured trousers a miss

Band Links:-

Post A Comment

your name
ie London, UK
Check box to submit


Interview (2010)
John Cooper Clarke - Interview
Spencer Robertshaw speaks to pioneering punk poet John Cooper Clarke at a show in Leeds about his writing and continued enthusiasm for performing poetry

live reviews

Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell, 1/6/2016
John Cooper Clarke - Bakewell Town Hall, Bakewell, 1/6/2016
Nicky Crewe watches John Cooper Clarke perform an exuberant set of punk poetry at Bakewell Town Hall
Brudenell, Leeds, 3/6/2011
Dance Factory, Manchester, 13/2/2009

most viewed articles

most viewed reviews

Pennyblackmusic Regular Contributors