Anything you read about Julian Cope might be true.
My experience of him is this:
great songwriter, hilarious raconteur, fanatic, well-informed author, enthusiastic performer, exhaustive researcher, music maven, lover, dancer, activist, tolerator of little or no nonsense, glamour puss, righteous dude.
Did I mention proper charming gent?
Take the highway to March with the Arch-Drude himself.