Pulp artist pic Pulp are an alternative rock band that formed in 1978 in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. 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. Always up vote for Ben Folds, especially for his work on Has Been Shatner's version is the best version. This is brilliant, kind of wish it was just Shatner screaming the chorus all way through though Superb song. I love this fucking band This song always makes me cry.
Whenever this song is posted, people always seem to say the Shatner version is better. Another great song by Pulp is Disco 2000. Including Common People. Pulp or go home in my opinion. Can't overstate how much I love Pulp. Having said that, I reckon it's only the second best song on that album. "His 'n' Hers" in sound, was lumped in with the Britpop movement of the time, receiving commercial and critical acclaim.
Here is what I found Spotify iTunes YouTube Soundcloud Tidal If I've made a mistake please downvote me. I can't stand the Shatner version. I was looking this song up yesterday Never realized how Bowie-ish this song is. 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. Shatner's cover is surprisingly good Bill Shatner's pop covers are sort of like Cash's American recordings\u2014contrived and gimmicky, but sometimes yielding surprisingly good results.
In 2003, Jarvis Cocker released an album as Relaxed Muscle and then two solo efforts, 2006's Jarvis and 2009's Further Complications. It is utterly tragic, which highlights how wrong and misguided Shatner's version is Beep Boop. Awash with Britpop guitars, catchy keyboard lines and that trademark Cocker vocal performance it has remained a favorite. I always thought this song was surprisingly woke about class consciousness for a pop song.
Especially anyone that's grown up on the complete regurgitated garbage that is called "pop" for the past 20 years. Although many members have had a long tenure with the band, the only constant member has been Cocker. Look up their performance of this at Reading 2011, I was there and it was 10x more mental than the video could ever show.
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. Following their curation of a music festival, Auto, in 2002, the band announced that they would be embarking on an "indefinite hiatus".
In no small measure due to the input of Ben Folds on most of the tracks. Shatner's album "Has Been" is full of surprises. Maybe I'm an ignorant Brit, but I really don't like that cover. 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.
The band's best known and most stable lineup consists of Jarvis Cocker , Russell Senior , Mark Webber , Candida Doyle , Steve Mackey and Nick Banks. of creating his album was Bill's healing process over the death of his wife. I tried finding this song on other streaming platforms. he collaborated on it with Joe Jackson and they laid down new vocal tracks together. Shatner's version is better.
last. fm: 1,072,542 listeners, 27,011,615 plays tags: britpop, indie, british, alternative, rock Please downvote if incorrect! Shatner did an entire album called Has Been in 2003.
On 8th November 2010, it was announced that the band with its most relevant lineup will reform to play a series of gigs in summer 2011. The track What have you Done on this album is about this. What is it about that cover that people prefer to the original? Never even heard of Shatner making music. I love them both equally, personally. 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.
Love this song One of the greatest pop songs ever written. Discography: It 1983 Freaks 1986 Separations 1992 His 'n' Hers 1994 Different Class 1995 This Is Hardcore 1998 We Love Life 2001 Official website: Read more on Last. fm. Shatner just doesn't have that same class anger in his voice as Cocker does, Shatner is reading the story while Cocker is reading it passionitely, having lived it What an amazing song! Most of the songs were written and arranged by Ben Folds.
What the original needed was a good dose of the Shat! Live performances always are but you've gotta be there.