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Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by timahall » Mon May 18, 2009 3:25 pm

Although i'd consider Pulp 'indiepop', I figured most people wouldn't so I put this here. I'm still a rabid fan of all things Jarv, and he was probably the nicest celeb I ever had the pleasure to meet. The period from Separations to Different Class was the 'glory days' for me but he still continues to make great records. I can't wait to sink my teeth into the latest. Any fans here?

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by Mr Bear » Mon May 18, 2009 3:45 pm

For some reason I wasn't expecting to think much of his latest effort (probably because his previous one didn't do much for me), but it's fantastic! I thought Pulp were great, and this new album has really reminded me of what I loved about his songwriting. I really recommend it.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by indiansummer » Mon May 18, 2009 4:05 pm

I wouldn't consider Pulp or Jarv to be indiepop in a million years, but i do like 'em ok. i thought that last Pulp album was really, severely underrated too.

i think his first solo record was ok with smatterings of brilliance, but i've not heard the new one yet. i'm looking forward to it though. i've heard it's a 'rock' record... whilst even Albini production isn't leading me to believe it'll sound like Shellac or In Utero or anything, how hard does it rock, if at all?
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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by Mr Bear » Mon May 18, 2009 4:11 pm

indiansummer wrote: i think his first solo record was ok with smatterings of brilliance, but i've not heard the new one yet. i'm looking forward to it though. i've heard it's a 'rock' record... whilst even Albini production isn't leading me to believe it'll sound like Shellac or In Utero or anything, how hard does it rock, if at all?
Well there's one song that's got a Stooges-esque riff, but apart from that...I don't know, it's a pretty extroverted, consistently upbeat record, but I wouldn't call it a rock record.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by pennybroadhurst » Mon May 18, 2009 4:20 pm

It sounds like '70s glam.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by indiansummer » Mon May 18, 2009 4:31 pm

pennybroadhurst wrote:It sounds like '70s glam.
More so than Relaxed Muscle? (That album was a bit naff, i thought)
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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by mkgleeds » Mon May 18, 2009 4:42 pm

I thought the last Pulp record was great as well.

Was pretty underwhelmed by the first solo record though - Fat Children apart.

Think the new one is a Spotify listen before purchase.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by pennybroadhurst » Mon May 18, 2009 4:58 pm

indiansummer wrote:
pennybroadhurst wrote:It sounds like '70s glam.
More so than Relaxed Muscle? (That album was a bit naff, i thought)
It's quite a lot like Relaxed Muscle, and the upbeat songs he did for Harry Potter.

It is a bit naff, yes. If it wasn't Jarvis, it'd be 5/10 but it gets 7 for being him. Even with the beard.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by mimpkin » Mon May 18, 2009 6:42 pm

I'm thinking that I should get Jarvis to do one of his art projects in the gallery I work in, it would be great!
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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by DefenderOfPants » Mon May 18, 2009 10:27 pm

i thought relaxed muscle was supposed to be some sort of joke.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by SwansonG » Tue May 19, 2009 3:39 pm

How to do the 'Jarvis' !


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Post by humblebee » Tue May 19, 2009 4:10 pm

I'm sending my kid to that school.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by timahall » Wed May 20, 2009 3:06 pm

Happiest moment of my life (perhaps)! Taken before DEVO's performance at Jarvis' Meltdown in 2007 (by Jarv's now ex-wife).

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by indiansummer » Wed May 20, 2009 3:11 pm

I had similar experiences with Lou Barlow and Clint Conley a couple of ATPs ago.

My probably-rubbish Jarvis anecdote: A friend of mine was living in France around the time that We Love Life had just come out. Her brother had bought it for her birthday and was flying out to see her when he realised Jarvis was stood next to him at the airport. So she got a very personalised signed copy of that record for her birthday. Aces.
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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by timahall » Wed May 20, 2009 3:21 pm

indiansummer wrote:My probably-rubbish Jarvis anecdote: A friend of mine was living in France around the time that We Love Life had just come out. Her brother had bought it for her birthday and was flying out to see her when he realised Jarvis was stood next to him at the airport. So she got a very personalised signed copy of that record for her birthday. Aces.
That's awesome! He does seem like a genuine nice guy. A journalist friend of mine interviewed him last year at the Rough trade offices and they ended up nattering away for ages. She was totally smitten!

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by tompony » Wed May 20, 2009 3:46 pm

I was listening to the new album in my car yesterday and I got home about halfway through 'Leftovers' (which is a GREAT song!) and turned it off.

Walked into the kitchen and turned on the radio and 6music were halfway through 'Leftovers'... I picked up right where I'd left off! Very strange.

I like the new album a lot more than the previous one, although it's still a bit patchy. Not keen on the lengthy last track.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by Mr Bear » Wed May 20, 2009 3:50 pm

tompony wrote:I was listening to the new album in my car yesterday and I got home about halfway through 'Leftovers' (which is a GREAT song!) and turned it off.

Walked into the kitchen and turned on the radio and 6music were halfway through 'Leftovers'... I picked up right where I'd left off! Very strange.

I like the new album a lot more than the previous one, although it's still a bit patchy. Not keen on the lengthy last track.
Leftovers is great isn't it. Fantastic lyrics. I agree with it being better than his last one - that's why I was so surprised with how much I liked it.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by timahall » Wed May 20, 2009 4:11 pm

I far prefer the first album! I don't get the fuss over Leftover either! It's alright, like.

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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by Gordon » Wed May 20, 2009 4:23 pm

Jarvis is my hero, but he does look amazingly like a waxwork of himself.
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Re: Pulp/Jarvis Cocker

Post by timahall » Wed May 20, 2009 5:22 pm

Gordon wrote:Jarvis is my hero, but he does look amazingly like a waxwork of himself.
This is the point I should probably confess that the above photo was actually taken at Madame Tussauds.

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