Caitlin Baker
Born A Baker

For Love Of Pulp

For people who like the clever observant lyrics and catchiness of Common People, I'd really recommend they check out Jarvis Cocker's album Jarvis. However, it was the 1995 single Common People, which finally saw them become known, eventually charting at number 2 in the UK charts. Achieving little success off the back of a Peel session in 1981, Pulp were finally able to release their debut album, It, in 1983.


In 2003, Jarvis Cocker released an album as Relaxed Muscle and then two solo efforts, 2006's Jarvis and 2009's Further Complications.

Originally called "Arabicus Pulp" , the band achieved sudden success some thirteen years after their formation and became known during the Britpop era as much for their music as for frontman Cocker's antics. The band's best known and most stable lineup consists of Jarvis Cocker , Russell Senior , Mark Webber , Candida Doyle , Steve Mackey and Nick Banks.


Although many members have had a long tenure with the band, the only constant member has been Cocker. "His 'n' Hers" in sound, was lumped in with the Britpop movement of the time, receiving commercial and critical acclaim. This album and its 1986 follow-up, Freaks, showcased a Pulp keen on Nick Drake , with strong folk roots and little sign of the tendencies for storytelling and acid house music which would eventually bring forth success. Awash with Britpop guitars, catchy keyboard lines and that trademark Cocker vocal performance it has remained a favorite. Following their curation of a music festival, Auto, in 2002, the band announced that they would be embarking on an "indefinite hiatus". That whole album is awesome This reminds me of the Uni days. After the release and commercial flop of "Freaks", the band disbanded for a year, but reformed a year later to record a third album, Separations. last.fm: 1,076,865 listeners, 27,156,013 plays tags: britpop, indie, british, alternative, rock Please downvote if incorrect! In 2011, it was announced on Pulp's official website that the band's classic lineup would reunite and perform at several festivals, including Isle of Wight, that year.