Pulp — The Peel Sessions

For a band that’s been on ‘hiatus’ for the past five years, there has been a remarkable amount of activity on the Pulp front. Jarvis Cocker’s solo album is due to be released very soon. Pulp’s three most popular albums — His ’n’ Hers, Different Class and This is Hardcore — have recently been re-released, […]

Great number 1 albums

The official UK album chart is currently celebrating its 50th birthday. Politicians have already chosen their favourite albums to have reached number 1. Now the public are being given their chance to vote (via Currybet). The fact that you have to choose albums that have reached number 1 is surprisingly restrictive. For instance, you won’t […]

Lots of new old Pulp?

Pitchfork is reporting on the re-releases of Pulp’s classic mid-1990s albums, ‘His ’n’ Hers’, ‘Different Class’ and ‘This is Hardcore’. Although it’s unconfirmed, it seems as though each album will come with a full disc of extras. Although I have most of the b-sides, there are a lot of unreleased demos, live tracks and suchlike. […]

To my shame, I own Feeder CDs

I have a confession to make. Last week there was a programme on Channel 4 about Feeder. I found it interesting. Because, whilst today I wouldn’t buy a CD unless it sounded like somebody shoving their laptop through a cheesegrater, back in the day (I can’t remember precisely which day, but it was during 2000) […]

The story of Common People

Just caught an interesting television programme about ‘Common People’ by Pulp. It was on BBC Three so it’ll be repeated a billion zillion times this week — catch it if you can!

Britpop night on BBC Four

I was browing the rather excellent Radio Times website when I saw that BBC Four appear to be having a Britpop night on Tuesday the 16th of August. One of the programmes in the schedule is a repeat of a one-off 1995 compilation programme, Britpop Now. I remember it very well. We were on holiday, […]