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FORMED: 1978, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Pulp began at the City Comprehensive, Sheffield in 1978.

The original line-up was Mark Swift, David Lockwood, Peter
Dalton and Jarvis Cocker. Originally known as Arabacus Pulp
(after a commodity Jarvis learned about during economics)
this was soon shortened to Pulp because nobody else knew
what the full name meant. In the beginning, practises were
held at Jarvis' granny's house and the first song ever
written was called "Shakespeare Rock". David Lockwood's
departure heralded the beginnings More...


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"Help the Muthafuckin' Aged" A Posh Man's Anthem | Reviewer: Sir Reginald B. Kingsley Duke of Wellington
    ------ About the song Help the Aged (Ali G Remix) performed by Pulp

This startling analysis of the current state of the social climate in middle to upper class Britain. The results and When the lanky frontman allows his current rawk jonze to take over, things get a bit pricklier. For someone famous for his dramatic flair, enlisting producer Steve Albini was not the most obvious choice. And it's not like the austere, anti-reverb studio rat was going to adjust his style for Jarvis-- the dry Albini snares and unfussy live-ness is well in place. Thing is, Jarvis can't quite pull off some of these herky jerky Stooge-y tracks. While his songwriting remains funny and incisive at 45, ostensibly ballsier this is an obvious nod the WWII veterans and the nation's refusal to assist them. Quietly epic, powerfully permeating, thoughtful paeans of hope rising from a bleak, desolate existential soundscape tundra. Theres a strange, subtle tug of undismissible joy and developing wisdom among the choral avant-folk/pop explorations. Jarvis has created a sonic landscape here, each song a town or city, and what a reward it is to explore and dwell in his land. Astonishingly brilliant.With this album, my attention was drawn not for a moment, but for a lifetime. This is the album that sets in a new world. It opens your mind and soul to newer dreams and goals. It carries you on its soft, sweet melodies and brings you into that new world that you never knew was possible. With every note and honest lyric, this album will calm your worries heart and lift your tired head. This is what the world needs. This is what the world craves. This is HOME.

Genius. | Reviewer: Bully.
    ------ About the song Common People performed by Pulp

One of my all time favourite songs. Not only on a par with the writing of Ray Davies and Pete Townsend but also with the earlier greats, Sammy Cahn and Cole Porter. The words are smart, cutting and witty and the phrasing is superb. Doesn't really matter if you're common or posh, just enjoy a work of art.

life-changingly poetic | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. performed by Pulp

I've got a slightly sick feeling in my stomach, like I'm standing on top of a very high building. All the stuff they tell you about in the movies... but this isn't chocolate boxes and roses. It's dirtier than that...
This is probably the best description of love ever written

Love. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Common People performed by Pulp

This is such a relevant song and I love it's message so much. It perfectly describes how the upperclasses look down on us common people with a silent admiration. They don't realise how well off they are in comparison to the less fortunate. As humans, most people don't realise how close to poverty we are. If you see someone asking for money, help them. Even if they blow it on booze, at least they're happy. Don't make a mockery or patronise us. Have heart.

this song rocks and a response to the last anon | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Common People performed by Pulp

Yes the complete lyrics are good to see and what an awesome song. Jarvis Cocker is right on with this one. And...to answer anon:

When you are a "common person", Anon, comments like the one's you made are offensive in some ways to some of us "common folk." For starters you talk of "common people" as if we are animals in a zoo -- our existence amuses you and fascinates you while we struggle everyday over simple things like "will I have enough money for food this week?" or "I guess I'll have to let my car note be late this time in order to pay my rent" or "crap I'm out of gas and payday is not until next week" Something tells me Anon that you have never posed these questions to yourself. Life is much harder without money, in fact its pretty stressful and nearly impossible. All you can do is worry over money and bills and yet people like you hoard more money than you will ever spend in your lifetime. And yet you think our lives are cool? And you wonder why there is animosity? And btw we don't want to be accepted into your circle of wealthy people we just want your money :P

response to anon | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Common People performed by Pulp

When you are a "common person", Anon, comments like the one's you made are offensive in some ways to some of us "common folk." For starters you talk of people of modest incomes as if our existence amuses you and fascinates you while we struggle everyday over simple things like "will I have enough money for food this week?" or "I guess I'll have to let my car note be late this time in order to pay my rent" or "crap I'm out of gas and payday is not until next week" Something tells me Anon that you have never posed these questions to yourself. Life is much harder without money, in fact its pretty stressful and nearly impossible. All you can do is worry over money and bills and yet people like you hoard more money than you will ever spend in your lifetime. And yet you think our lives are cool? And you wonder why there is animosity?

unique to mile end | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Mile End performed by Pulp

yeah, that's the only place in the world where gentrification is happening, and it's all pulp's fault. excuse me while i go back to my rent-controlled exposed-brick apartment in seedy, quirky greenwich village. oh wait.

fantastic | Reviewer: anon
    ------ About the song Common People performed by Pulp

as a middle class student trying to make a go of my music i always encounter prejudice and spite for people who have a lot of money (in comparison). and it sucks! i don't necessarily want to live like "common people" but it would be nice to be accepted by lower classes as they would want to be accepted in others. i know i never can "live like common people" without at the very least lying about my family or my background. it makes me very sad. i just wish i could write a song like this about the subject

Great song! | Reviewer: Bruno
    ------ About the song Glory Days performed by Pulp

It's a great great song! It speaks with accuracy about feelings from a whole generation. If you ever felt like this, you will certainly get in touch with it.

I Don't Know | Reviewer: sebasti√°n
    ------ About the song Have You Seen Her Lately? performed by Pulp

When Jarvis says "I dunno if you've seen her lately but God she's looking rough", he doesn't say "dunno", he says "don't know". I hope that you could read it and change the part of the song. Thanks.


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