Cover versions

Songs covered by Pulp

Femme Fatale
  • Type: live radio session
  • Date: 16 May 1994
  • Programme: Le Top 50
  • Station: Europe 1 (Paris)
  • Originally by: The Velvet Underground
I Believe in Father Christmas
  • Type: live
  • Date: 23 December 1992
  • Venue: Powerhaus, London
  • Originally by: Greg Lake
Le Roi Des Fourmis
  • Type: studio
  • Release: A Tribute to Polnareff
  • Release date: 9 July 1999
  • Recording date: May 1993
  • Label: XIII Bis Records
  • Also performed: Black Session, France Inter (15 March 1994)
  • Originally by: Michel Polnareff
Little Girl
  • Type: live radio session
  • Date: 26 November 1995
  • Programme: Le Top Live
  • Station: Europe 1 (Paris)
  • Originally by: The Troggs
Morning Dew
  • Type: live radio session
  • Date: 12 October 1994
  • Programme: Le Top Live
  • Station: Europe 1 (Paris)
  • Originally by: Bonnie Dobson (later rearranged by Tim Rose)
Peter Gunn Theme
  • Type: live
  • Date: 24 September 2001
  • Venue: John Peel's 40th Anniversary Party, King's College, London
  • Originally by: Henry Mancini
  • Note: Instrumental
The Night
  • Type: live radio session
  • Date: 17 November 1992
  • Programme: Black Session
  • Station: France Inter
  • Originally by: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Whiskey in the Jar
  • Type: live radio session
  • Date: 30 October 1995
  • Programme: Black Session
  • Station: France Inter
  • Originally by: Thin Lizzy/traditional Irish folk song
  • Note: The Black Session recording was released on a French Common People single and in the UK on the 1996 Childline charity album

In addition to the above, early live performances, around 1980, typically included a few cover versions. Examples: (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone (The Monkees), Wild Thing (The Troggs), Leaving Here (Motorhead)

Cover versions of Pulp songs

Astrud - Algo CambiĆ³ (Something Changed)
  • Type: Studio recording (demo)
  • Release: Astrud EP (US and Japanese versions only) (1997)
  • Label: Sealed Fate (USA), Tone Vendor (Japan)
  • Note: With Spanish lyrics
The Auteurs / Luke Haines - Razzmatazz
  • Type: Live acoustic session
  • Broadcast: Le Top Live, Europe 1 (Paris) (?)
  • Date: 2nd May 1994
The Bon Bon Club - Love Is Blind
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Love Is Blind / Lullaby / Romantic Rights (7" single: limited to 500 copies) (23rd June 2008)
  • Label: Sheffield Phonographic Corporation
  • Notes: Both the original version and this cover were produced by Alan Smyth. The Bon Bon Club was a collaboration featuring members of The Long Blondes and Slow Down Tallahassee.
Bowlfish - Lipgloss
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Faceache (single) (1994)
  • Label: Domino
Cafe Electrique - Death II
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: ?
  • Date: ?
  • Note: Hungarian band
Chevette - We Can Dance Again
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Minitel Rock Steady Vol. 1 (various artists EP) (1997)
  • Label: Invicta Hi-Fi
  • Note: Also appears on Special Skool: The Best of Invicta Hi-Fi (various artists album)
The Divine Comedy - Disco 2000
  • Type: Live recording (Atomic Cafe, Munich - 11th August 2004)
Franz Ferdinand - Mis-shapes
  • Type: Live acoustic session
  • Broadcast: Live Lounge, BBC Radio 1
  • Date: 6th February 2004
Golden - Wishful Thinking
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Wishful Thinking (EP) (October 1993)
  • Label: Icerink
  • Note: One of the vocalists, Celina Nash, played one of the sisters in the promotional video for Babies in 1992.
Heathrow - We Are the Boyz
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: The Listening Class (album) (2003)
  • Label: Easter Records
Joe Dolan - Disco 2000
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Joe's 90s (26th December 2005)
  • Label: EMI Ireland
Keane - Disco 2000
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Island Life: 50 Years of Island Records (various artists compilation album) (1st June 2009)
  • Label: Universal
  • Also played live: Radio 2 Live in London (IndigO2, Greenwich) on 26th November 2008; Sheffield Arena on 6th February 2009
Kiki and Herb - This Is Hardcore
The Lance Gambit Trio - Disco 2000
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Cocktail 2000 (album) (circa 1997)
  • Label: Music For Leisure
Libitina - Gothic People
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: A Closer Communion (album) (1997)
  • Label: none
  • Note: Adapted version of Common People
Manel - Common People (La Gent Normal)
  • Type: Live (January 2011)
  • Note: Adapted version of Common People in Catalan
Nick Cave - Disco 2000 (two versions)
  • Type: Studio recordings
  • Recorded: The Town House, London (January or February 2002)
  • Label: Universal Island Records
  • Produced by: Cameron Craig & Pulp
  • Musicians: Richard Hawley (guitar), Andy Cook (drums), Martin Slattery (Fender Rhodes)

Waltz version

Pub Rock version

  • Release: Different Class (album: deluxe edition bonus disc) (11th September 2006)
Roisin Murphy - Sorted
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Bad Cover Version (single) (15th April 2002)
  • Label: Universal Island Records
  • Produced and recorded by: Fabien Antonio
Swivel Theorist - Something Changed
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Time Flies (album) (2004)
  • Label: none
Tony Christie - Born to Cry
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Releases: Born to Cry (single) (3rd November 2008); Made In Sheffield (album) (10th November 2008)
  • Label: Decca/Autonomy Recordings
Tori Amos - Common People
  • Type: live
  • Date: 10th August 2005
  • Venue: Sound Advice Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
William Shatner - Common People
  • Type: Studio recording
  • Release: Has Been (album) (5th October 2004)
  • Label: Shout! Factory
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