Hmm. There were surely better choices for a single from 'We Love Life' than this; Such as the anthemic 'Weeds' or irresistibly catchy 'The Night That Minnie Timperley Died'. Jarvis’ lyrical genius once again cannot be denied as he likens an ex-girlfriends' new love to an inferior product, (even including the second side of producer Scott Walker’s album, 'When The Band Comes In') but the tune says to me, and also no doubt the average no-brain single buyer, Album track. Mind you, it seems a long time ago since Pulp cared about chart success anyway, and if you want to know why, listen to 'This Is Hardcore' again.
However you cannot knock the accompanying video, the funniest promo I’ve seen in a long time, and directed by Cocker himself. A mock 'Live Aid' video shot in the original studio, where a mass of bad look-a-likes sing the song, with Jarvis performing a hilarious impersonation of Brian May. Nor, surprisingly, can you bad mouth a nominee for most interesting and surprisingly good cover version this year, Nick Cave’s rendition of 'Disco 2000'. Ditching the glam and stolen riff of the original, Nick performs in his usual charming way and transforms the song into a ballad of yearning for missed chances, and Pulp’s production means it wouldn’t have sounded out of place on first album 'It'. The real bad cover version here turns out to be Roisin Murphy’s reworking of 'Sorted For E’s And Whizz', which is dull and unimaginative.
Fuck Ryan Adams version of 'Is This It', lets petition Nick to release his interpretation of 'Different Class'!
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