I'm a bit blown away. No wonder they were so big. To think that the one album I happened to get from this band, back in '93, so utterly unimpressed me. Now I think I get it. To think I was only doing research trying to figure out who had made the original song of the video poh had posted yesterday (which this morning I figured out was "Bad Cover Song" by Pulp, still haven't found the original) ... and got to see this song in its full, first impression glory. Wow.
I also don't think this song could really translate well to a US audience, and maybe that's why I didn't hear about them then. I think we were still rolling around in the glory of Janes Addiction and Nine Inch Nails in those days, but who knows, there must be a secret clique of American Pulp fans out there just as there is for almost anything if you dig hard enough.
I'm feeling pretty chipper if not particularly motivated today. I was referred via Gmail to a site on "Urban Krav Maga," which I misread as Manga and thus was disappointed to read through the first few sentence on the website and find out it wasn't about creating crack squads of urban graphic novelist, mocking society with their carefully crafted cartoons. But one can hope.
I also got a laugh when I logged into LinkedIn and got this message:
Me and my nothing coworkers! Ha!
I also enjoyed this article about the dreadful lack of new writing in London theater this fall, which, despite its gloom, still ends with the conclusion, "To read the papers some days, you'd think London was a war zone, populated solely by marauding gangs and a terrified citizenry desperate to emigrate. Well, all I can testify to is the collective exhilaration on offer that would seem to be the Albert Hall norm: a time-honoured tradition that offers reason enough to be in London. And, yes, to love it."
Now I'm going to watch some more Pulp videos on YouTube, because I can.