Different Class [Deluxe Edition]

Different Class [Deluxe Edition]

by PulpPulp

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Jarvis Cocker and a revolving lineup of Pulp members had been making indie-rock records for ten years before finally getting it right with the humorous ode to lost virginity, 1994's "Do You Remember the First Time?" Suitably encouraged, Cocker went on to write "Common People," a song about rich students who go slumming that had everything a class anthem should -- pain, passion, poetry, wit, and energy. An instant classic, "Common People" formed the backbone to the band's subsequent album, Different Class, which further details the minutiae of British working-class life circa 1995. "Sorted for E's and Wizz" is a cynical but touching observation of rave culture, "Disco 2000" a reflection between childhood friends on their past and future, and "Mis-Shapes" nothing less than a call for revolution. Still, on the rest of the album, Cocker's subjects spend most of their time in doomed relationships, as on "Pencil Skirt," "Underwear," and "Live Bed Show." Musically, the six-piece group veers between '70s glam and British music hall while constantly threatening to break into stadium rock. Though the lyrics sailed over the heads of most Americans (who preferred the follow-up, This Is Hardcore), Different Class is one of the great musical social commentaries of our time.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
Label: Island
UPC: 0602498400517
catalogNumber: 9840051
Rank: 67493

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pulp   Primary Artist
Anne Dudley   Conductor
Chris E. Thomas   Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Thin Lizzy   Arranger
Pulp   Composer
Anne Dudley   Orchestral Arrangements
Nick Banks   Composer
Jarvis Cocker   Composer,Liner Notes
Candida Doyle   Composer
Chris Lycett   Producer
Olle Romo   Programming
Russell Senior   Composer
Matthew Vaughan   Programming
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Mark Haley   Programming
Mark Webber   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Chris E. Thomas   Producer

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