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4 October 2012

Party Clowns - Live in London 1991 CD

(edited 15th November)

Released: 14th November 2012 (although most online shops say 3rd December 2012)

Available from:
Floating World Records
Spin CDs (release date listed as 3rd December 2012)

Promotional info:

Recorded in 1991 at the tipping point of their fame throughout the 1990’s, Pulp perform a glorious set at London’s Town & Country Club in Kentish Town. As one of their first ever live performances on UK television, the band performed on a billtitled ‘Class of ‘91’.

Along with other emerging talent, in association with the NME, Central Television took the brave decision to record theband at the very point at which they were about to explode onto the mainstream music scene.The NME wrote “Pulp are the party clowns and wisely flaunt the metaphysical red noses with deadpannedglee. Singer Jarvis is to all intents and purposes Frank Spencer auditioning for Saturday Night Fever, andtherein lies the essence of Pulp - sartorial catastrophes dressed in funk-splattered overcoats. When they'renot getting groovy, the fivesome are manufacturing an absurd brand of pop which is more sly than a foxwith a crossbow. Furniture meets Chic and decides hey, maybe we can live together after all”.This amazing gig is an insight to the eclectic roots of the band’s musical style. The beginning of this recording even has aflavour of the eccentricity of lead singer Jarvis Cocker, arriving as he did just five minutes before going on stage, havingbeen stuck on a train returning from a stage night in Liverpool. His Rolf Harris-style Stylophone solo needs to be heard to be believed.

  1. Space
  2. The Bed is Full [correctly listed as Death II on the sleeve]
  3. Live On
  4. Love is Blind
  5. Separations
  6. Babies
  7. Legendary Girlfriend
  8. Countdown

NB: the above press release was clearly cobbled together from this PulpWiki page.

2 October 2012


Jarvis Cocker is to take part in a BBC Radio 5 Live show presented by Richard Bacon. It will be recorded live in front of an audience at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Jarvis will discuss his home town and influences on his career.

The show is taking place on Thursday 11 October from 2pm to 4pm. Tickets are free and are currently available via the 5 Live website and at the box office at the theatre.

5 Live's Octoberfest 2012 is a free three-day festival taking place in Sheffield from 11 to 13 October. This will feature "an exciting mix of live broadcasts and events across the city".

Programme details:

Richard hosts his 5 live show live from Sheffield. Expect surprise special guests including Pulp frontman, Jarvis Cocker, who will talk about his life in music and some of the programme’s popular features including the Moan-In.

2 October 2012

Live dates

Confirmed live dates:

There are also rumours of a date in São Paulo, Brazil.

29 August 2012

Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service

Jarvis returns to the BBC 6 Music airwaves on September 2nd to resume his two hour Sunday Service show.

28 July 2012

Rumoured dates in South America

No official confirmation yet, but it is rumoured that Pulp will play concerts in Chile, Argentina and Brazil during November.

27 July 2012

Pulp to play on SS Coachella Caribbean cruises

Pulp are to play concerts as part of two music cruises in the Caribbean. 'SS Coachella' is billed as a 'music festival at sea' and is being staged by the organisers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The voyages on the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship will be round trips from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The first between 16-19 December will visit the Bahamas (Nassau) and the second between 19-23 December stops at Jamaica (Ocho Rios).

Pulp will play either one or two concerts during each cruise. Other bands on the bill include Hot Chip, Yeasayer and Girl Talk.

Prices start from around US$900 (£580), including service charges and taxes. Tickets went on sale on Saturday, 21st July.

Further details can be found on the official website:

20 July 2012

Pulp article featured in Now Then magazine

Sheffield-based culture magazine Now Then's Issue 52 features an article linking the lyrics of Pulp and Jarvis Cocker to their hometown of Sheffield by local journalist Jordan Lee Smith.

The article can be viewed online by following this link;

15 July 2012

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, UK.

Pulp have added another date in the UK on the 8th December, this one being in their hometown Sheffield. This was posted on the bands twitter: "Pulp come home for Christmas. Sheffield Arena, Saturday 8 December 2012. Tissues optional."

30 May 2012

Efes One Love Festival, Istanbul

New festival date!

15th July - Efes One Love Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

3 May 2012

Friday, 4th May – We Love Life Deluxe Day

Friday, 4th May, is an unofficial 'day of action' in order to drum up interest in a reissued, 'deluxe' version of Pulp's final album, 'We Love Life'.

The songs which originally appeared on the critically acclaimed album only tell half the story of the busy songwriting and recording period which the group engaged in between 1999 and 2001 under various producers, including Walker Brothers legend Scott and long time Pulp/Pink Floyd/Beatles producer Chris Thomas.

Universal Music Group, in close collaboration with the group, issued two disc deluxe versions of Pulp's earlier albums His 'n' Hers, Different Class and This is Hardcore in 2006, offering up to the world the delights of songs such as Can I Have My Balls Back Please, Modern Marriage, The Boss... and Nick Cave fronting the band on a 'pub rock' version of Disco 2000.

Songs from the We Love Life sessions such as Cuckoo Song, The Quiet Revolution and Grandfather's Nursery have been leaked over the years to much acclaim from fans, but oddities such as The Performance of a Lifetime, M'Lady, St. Just and Medieval Owl have defiantly remained in the vaults.

Fans are encouraged to sign a petition to express interest in a We Love Life 'deluxe' edition.

There is also a Facebook page at and a Twitter account.

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