|Genres:||Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||britpop indie british alternative rock seen live|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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UK indie pop troupe headed up by the inimitable Jarvis Cocker (Jarvis Cocker, 19 September 1963, Intake, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Cockers mocking humour and cantankerous nature helped establish Pulp as one of the most interesting and original UK bands to break into the charts during the mid-90s.
Originally based in Sheffield, England, Cocker actually put the first version of Pulp (then known as Arabacus Pulp) together while still at school, with the other members including Mark Swift (drums), David Lockwood (bass) and Peter Dalton (guitar). A line-up of the newly christened Pulp, comprising Cocker (vocals/guitar), Dalton (guitar), Jamie Pinchbeck (bass) and Wayne Furniss (drums), recorded a sole John Peel radio session in November 1981. Bullied as a child for his angular, National Health-bespectacled looks, Cocker went on to work in a nursery for deaf children. Certainly his Pulp project could hardly be described as an overnight...