Band from Davis California.

With two albums produced by Russ Tolman, this Davis, California quartet isn't defying any laws of logic by bearing a certain stylistic resemblance to True West (not to mention the pride of Davis, Thin White Rope). The popeAlopes' quirky pop rhythms and trancey psychedelic flavors (the latter especially on a noisy cover of the Stones' "2000 Light Years from Home") provide An Adder's Tale with some personality; otherwise, the band's western-flavored guitar rock runs a bit on the generic side.

It's probably not due to the change in bassists, but the confident Kerosene is much better, a striking-sounding wash of layered guitar and Steven Dueker's quietly haggard vocals. While the heavy atmospherics overcome songwriting deficiencies, the popeAlopes spin echoes of U2, R.E.M. and the Psych Furs into the stew, making Kerosene a dose of the right medicine.
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Grope 34C Popealopes - An Adder's Tale album art Popealopes An Adder's Tale (Album) Resonance (2) Grope 34C US 1988 Sell This Version
GROPE 44 Popealopes - Kerosene album art Popealopes Kerosene (Album) Skyclad Records GROPE 44 US 1990 Sell This Version
GROPE104CD Popealopes - Cavalcade album art Popealopes Cavalcade (Album) Skyclad Records GROPE104CD USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version
HS 94 CD 42 Popealopes - Slowest Eye album art Popealopes Slowest Eye (Album) Helter Skelter Records HS 94 CD 42 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
1369 Popealopes - Chrome Canary album art Popealopes Chrome Canary(CD, Album) MP3.com 1369 USA & Canada 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PRO/88-4507 Popealopes - Poor Tom album art Popealopes Poor Tom(7", Promo) Resonance (2) PRO/88-4507 US 1988 Sell This Version
HS93724 Popealopes - Happy Nightmare Baby album art Popealopes Happy Nightmare Baby(7", Single) Helter Skelter Records HS93724 Italy 1992 Sell This Version


none Popealopes - Yolo County Line; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly album art Popealopes Yolo County Line; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly(3xCD, Comp) P on the K Records none US 2002 Sell This Version