Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pulp - Common People

This is one of my favorite songs from the 90's. It came up on my ipod yesterday, and for some reason, realizing that I had never seen the video for the song, I thought I would check it out on You Tube.

Turns out that it's one of those songs that sounds much better without having the video in mind. This clip is pretty awful.

I always pictured the backdrop of this song having a very Trainspotting feel to it...a bleak setting, grungy characters, and a grey, urban feel.

Instead we get a brightly-colored video with Jarvis Cocker's over-the-top mannerisms front and center.

I interviewed Jarvis (the lead singer) back in '94 or '95, whenever their first US album was released. I distinctly remember him autographing the CD insert "Jason, thanks for the chat. Listen to it in the bath."

...those eccentric Brits.

1 comment:

r. said...

what is up with the Brit's teeth?