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July 3rd - and they said they'd never get back together.
which will be a thousand times better.
spain > england
spanish audience > english audience
sun > rain
primavera > wireless
Anyway, if you love Spain so much why don't you go and live there?
it basically is the worst festival ever
If I can sort going to Primavera I will, but I'm not going to grumble if I have to go to a one-day festival in the city I live in so I can see Pulp. Cheers.
I can only consider Primavera because I'm being made redundant, but none of that changes the fact that Wireless is awwwwwful. They'll be great, I'm sure, but it is a terrible, terrible festival.
I mean, nobody goes to Wireless for the supporting line-up - they go for the big name headliner. Ticket prices are pretty comparable to recent Blur/KOL etc mega-gigs too. So, unless there there are major organisational issues associated with Wireless that I'm not aware of (I've been twice without any issues), a day at Wireless to see Pulp this year will be no worse than watching Blur in Hyde Park was last year - and by all accounts that was incredible.
Both excellent though.
patatas fritas > soggy angry burger woman
pulp in hyde park will be amazing, mobile phone sponsorship or not. of course spain is sunnier etc, but if you just want to see pulp then going to spain to do so seems crazy.
Pulp's quintessential Spanishness sure will be something to behold as the sun goes down over Barcelona....
fiddygent - cut it out yeah?
I guess it depends why they're doing it but I'd have hoped they'd have too much self-respect to go down the nostaliga route.
(and *technically* they were only ever on hiatus, which I know is bollocks, but still)
I'm only slightly disappointed.
They were always quite high-minded (ie following up Different Class with This Is Hardcore, stopping playing Common People live, etc etc), not surprised they've decided to cash in their chips, quite surprised their doing it at slightly knobby festivals.
They did it when I saw them in 2000.
(no Disco 2000 though, lol / :( )
When We Love Life came out, but more than made up for it by playing album tracks off Different Class instead.
And also would belt out Common People quite fast at the beginning of the set as well...
Primavera that Hyde Park.
Great news though, Pulp at Wembley was my first ever gig, back in sunny 1996.
I seem to remember that they'd reached the end of their contract on Island and when asked to renew said "no, ta". Pretty sure they said they'd get back together 'when the time was right'.
Pretty chuffed by this, all told. I missed the forest tour in 2002 due to a friend's indecision. It'll no doubt be awkward but, fuck it, when Pulp were good they were brilliant.
where you can ask questions about the reformation:
i read the description of the site incorrectly before i'd seen it. so just ignore that. IGNORE IT.
'I was there in 1996 and 1998 so therefore... I'm out'
I suspect just not THAT good, ever again.
but i still might be in! haha
so they'll be more.
Only seen them once on This is Hardcore tour when I was about 16. This is one time I shall be in Hyde Park. Hopefully some nice warm-up shows too!
I know headliners are apparently all there but...
here's hoping :)
is enough to make me want to squeal with delight and jump up and down like an overexcited schoolgirl. The only thing that's stopping me is that I'm at work. And that's only just stopping me
2 gigs announced: may and july. they'll likely be done touring by aug
They better play all the hits.
(yes, that means they'll be playing your favourites)"
for that money you get your headliner, one or two decent supports, a whole load of recent major-label signings and usually a few crusties trying to relaunch their career.
They never split up, never said they wouldn't play again, they said when the time was right.
I imagine the buzz it created last summer when it was suggested meant they considered it and decided they might as well, now Jarvis aside, I'm pretty sure they aren't exactly swimming in cash. So if it is for monetary gain, well I'll let them off.
They're hardly coffin dodgers are they.
I listened to Separations this morning, what a great album that is.
it might not be about the money...
and even if it is, It's PULP- they slaved for over a decade before having "overnight" success. If a band THAT GOOD aren't all millionaires there is something very messed up in the world.
"I suspect having a tory government making cuts all over the shop might have put the fire back in Jarvis's belly...it might not be about the money..."
that they didnt play all my faves so i shan't hold out any hope for them playing them 15 years on. anyroad i wish em the best of luck. back in the day they were better live than blur. tru fact.
But for me, my favourite band are reforming and I've seen them before and nothing would make me happier than seeing them again. I am happy to throw fistfuls of cash at them to make this happen, I hope they enjoy my money. And I'm going to see them in SPAIN. :D
Didn't Hefner briefly reunite the other year?
and it was brilliant. Well, technically, only two of them did, but they played a full set of Hefner songs. Stop moaning, my other favourite band!
I mean unless you hated that band in the first place, obviously.
the band being looking like their faces melted, as opposed to the virile young songwriting machines you remember from your youth
the "true art = povety" myth
the "true art = youth" myth
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. There's no hard-or-fast rule.
but even if I didn't love Pulp quite so much, they're winning on those arguments so I have high hopes.
When they were at their peak they played enormo-domes anyway
They were pretty old (relatively) by that point.
It's not like some young obscure punk band coming back to sell out.
If you see them and they just half-heartedly trot out the hits then that's a pile of shit, for example.
My point is really that people moan BEFORE we've even seen the band do the tour. And I don't remember Pulp ever implying true art was about poverty? They were DESPERATE to be famous. If they hadn't been I doubt they'd have let over 50% of the Different Class b-sides be soulless 'dance mix' versions. More power to them for making money after 15 years (or whatever) of being complete non-entities.
I'm saying that a lot of The Indie Fans do. Quite honestly I'd be more than happy for Pulp to do a big money lap and get stinking rich, they more than deserve it.
Also, people on the internet moaning about something before they see it? NO WAY THEO, NO WAY
accusing Pulp of selling out are morons.
They're alright. They wrote decent pop songs, nothing especially amazing. I think Jarvis Cocker's a bit of a knob truth be told. Erm...
I like them a fair bit, but they don't overly excite me.
I remember seeing them at V96 belting out 'Different Class' in it's entirely (barring my favourite at the time 'Bar italia', the fuckers) and it was truly brilliant. 'Common people' made my neck hairs stand up straight and it really felt like 'a moment'.
Then two years later I saw them close Glasto in a half empty site, which perfectly mirrored the bleakness of 'This is Hardcore'. And that too was weirdly special.
But whilst I loved 'We love life', a greatest hits set wouldn't be enough to lure me out to see them again. I hope everyone has a great day out and that those who have never seen them before have an amazing day, like I did at Blur last year, but until they've got something new to say I think I'll leave it as happy memories.
I did see them live once (Reading 2000) and they were fucking terrific. Absolutely magnificent live. But records-wise I always get the feeling they're held up as being semi-Godlike despite being only a reasonably decent guitar-pop band in my eyes... Not entirely sure why people love 'em so much but there you go. We did lack TRUE heroes in the mid-90's it has to be said...
That probably says a lot about why this news doesn't excite me as much as Blur, though oddly I can see it being 'artistically' far better handled and long lasting.
"I'm not too bothered to be honest. I saw them once or twice and they were amazing. Think I'll give it a miss."
...that's kinda what I was saying. You like Pulp more than I do so, I assume you'll be going to see 'em yes? I ain't...
(Especially not at £50 for the privilege).
Whenever I've seen a band who were truly mesmerising once upon a time a few years later, it's nearly always a bit crap. Often bands have 'a zone' where they're superb and I feel I was lucky enough to see Pulp when they were slap bang in it.
If they were touring a great new record then I'd be all over it. But I doubt they will be.
When are Rialto reforming anyhow?
Anyway - I'd be very surprised if Pulp were anything less than their usual amazing selves next summer. And the main reason they were great live wasn't because of Jarvis' dancing/stage banter etc, it was because they've got a massive set of absolute tunes.
guess it's excitable
the papers were *crazy* afterwards with hype/praise. the BBC brodcast was great too. first time they ever did 'Sunrise'? anyway yeah must have been something special from the sounds of it.
is that it means there is less space on festival bills for up and coming acts, at the end of the day every other element of their getting back together you can veto easily enough.
I never saw Pulp so I'll happily watch them, closest I'll get. Jarvis' solo stuff I've always thought was pretty weak barring the running the world track.
on mainstages at festivals? In this day and age were every man and their dog are putting on festivals because they think its a easy dollar?
that they will at least play a show in new york. if blur and suede are anything to go on, this isn't a possibility. however, i'm telling myself that at least jarvis played solo shows in the US, unlike brett anderson.
tickets are $80, and that doesn't even get me on the plane. this news has me so incredibly excited, but i have no idea how i'll afford airfare and accommodation. i never got a chance to see pulp because i was far too young when they were touring, but they are one of my very favorite bands, and i even enjoy jarvis' solo stuff.
don't let me down, pulp!
got my fingers crossed!!
with cast. yes, THAT cast.
why? they're hardly a new unsigned breaking band
thus why the lolz factor is through the roof.
someday i will curate "shit britpop fest." menswear will be the headliner. it will be glorious.
i was just watching their brixton gig on sky arts, thinking...'wow...look at them 90's....nice just to keep this in them 90's...it's so bloody 90's'
i guess now we can all dance around like it's the 90's. again. in hyde park.
who, when people say they don't like them, it's only because they've only heard the stuff that gets played on the radio? Or are they just a bit shit?
the stuff that got played on the radio was as good as the stuff that didn't. and it was all ubergood.
but still find only a handful of songs worthy of multiple plays. and those are on two albums.
my free advice is free
I'd sod off.
swings and roundabouts, it's a bit good we aren't all the same really.
I've not been this early to work for about a year.
apparently you can get up to 6 on the two-for-one thing but you have to buy them in pairs so it's time consuming.
And thanks to Firefox I didn't see the buy tickets link till it was sold out. Fucking furious.
Fuck it, Primavera it is.
Just not the 2 for 1 deal?
i posted presale link about four posts down half an hour ago.
Or know anyone that does? It won't let you buy them otherwise.
Someone buy me some tickets for fuck's sake.
please please please please please (etc)
with that much pleading, you might *actually* answer my question.
the vodafone works directly from the vodafone site (find someone with vodafone and register at vip.vodafone.co.uk) - the link is:
but not sure it's working from a third party site.
I tried constantly for about 30 mins and they were already gone.
I'm talking about the 2 for 1 tickets
that was about ten past. Would have been nice but hey ho.
Got one in the vodafone presale - most I've paid for a ticket in ages. Didn't want to take a risk on warm-up / Glasto shows. Could end up being a Pulp summer if they both materialise.
'Cause this is still their best tune imo. I saw them doing the homecoming gig in 1996 at Sheffield - proper legends in my hometown. I feel a trip to Spain coming on...
I got 2 there at £48:50 each plus with all the other crap came to £117!!! (and I'm printing out my own tickets).
Should be a worth it... If only for Russel Senior's return...
I can't afford full price.
but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet..
this morning it was 2 for 1 and you could only get them in multiples of two... (sold out instantly) then you couldn't get anything, now it's just a bog standard pre-sale, easy enough to get tickets though if you have a barclaycard though so hopefully people who want them will be able to use one of the methods above.