3/09/2008

Music Monday

I'm mixing it up a bit folks. This week we're taking a trip back to the early/mid 1990s to visit one of my favourite bands of all time, Pulp. I know some of you are Pulp fans, which pleases me to no end. If you search hard enough on this here internet machine, you may even find 10 year old biographies of me blabbing about Pulp and talking of dreams I had about the lead singer, Jarvis Cocker. I look hot in the picture too, so I'm quite happy for that picture to remain up pretty much forever.

For the one who cares (anyone, anyone?), I met Jarvis Cocker once. I stood next to him, wrapped my arm around his skinny little waist and had my picture taken with him. I was all excited beforehand as I idolised him, but found him rather disappointing in the flesh. It was in this period of Jarvis fashion aesthetic (which is sadly ongoing all these years later):



Yeah. Not so cool. I don't really dig the 70s flea market paedo thing. I preferred old school, suave Jarvis:




If you're not familiar with Pulp but you think you might like some Britpop music with fabulous songwriting, Pulp are the band for you. Just listen to the lyrics, they are some of the most clever, witty lines you will ever hear in music. Anyone who disagrees will be punched in the eye until it turns to jelly. So there.

Without further ado...PULP!

Something Changed:



This is Hardcore: (incidentally, this is on my Songs to Sex To CD. TMI? Oh well.)



Razmatazz:



As is always the offer, if you happen to like anything I feature on here enough to check it out independently, I'm more than happy to offer album/song suggestions. I love you that much.

8 comments:

j said...

You gotta know that I know me some Pulp. What I would like to see is YOU with pulp. Seriously, that photo should be posted:)

And then, maybe, maybe I'll post the me and Tori Amos picture.

Jen said...

Aw man, I love me some Pulp. The semester I lived in Spain, "Common People" was on heavy radio rotation, and I can never hear it without thinking of walking by the river, sun blazing and jasmine blossoming.

And actually, Steve & I bonded in our early dating days over Pulp--he had a Jarvis poster in his apartment.

But enough about ME and Pulp--I wanna see the pic of YOU & Pulp!

Meg said...

Oh, those videos bring back memories, particularly the Razamatazz one.

I miss britpop a lot. It really was the music of my youth - dancing at underground "alternative" nightclubs in my purple cords. Sigh. I LOOOOOVVVEDDD Pulp. "Babies" always reminds me of the summer after I finished high school - such happy memories.

Did you see that documentary about Britpop? I haven't but I'd love to get my hands on it.

Rachel said...

Ohhhhhhh Pulp. EEE! I made the funniest squee noise ever when we saw the 4th Harry Potter movie and Jarvis Cocker was in the band at the Yule Ball. SO funny. Everyone in the movie theater was wondering what the hell my problem was.

Becky said...

Thanks for the intro to this band, you sexy beast, you!

Major Bedhead said...

I don't know why I don't know this band. Maybe they came out after my love of all things British, which culminated around 1990.

I like this. It's somewhat reminiscent of The Beautiful South and another band I can't put my finger on. I do believe I'll be downloading some of that this evening.

Caro said...

LOVE pulp.

Saw them live too - and it was fantastic!

calliope said...

coolness- a new band to love.
Thank you!