Posted in music | pictures on April 11, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

PULP.
FUCKING.
DESTROYED.
SHOW OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!! - Anonymous

Jarvis Cocker @ Radio City Music Hall - 4/10/2012
Pulp

"Jarvis is a bit older now, but he still has it. He's an extraordinary performer, in part because he's such a specific character, and he's so fully comfortable in his skin. I think the very best rock stars are the people who impose their quirks on to the role rather than conform to the expectations of the job. He created his own archetype, but he belongs in a pantheon of the great oddball rock gods alongside Michael Stipe, David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Stephen Malkmus, Black Francis and James Murphy. Watching him in action is inspiring - his sort of confidence seems somehow attainable, whereas more traditional rock, pop and rap stars make it seem impossible and superhuman. Even in his biggest anthems - "Mis-Shapes" and "Common People," both of which presage the sentiment of the Occupy movement by nearly two decades - Cocker is at a human scale even as the music soars. Extremely lanky, yeah, but human scale." [Fluxblog]
You already saw the setlist from last night's Pulp show which was the first of two shows at the fancy NYC venue for the reunited Britpop greats who also hit Fallon while in town and who continue on to play Coachella this weekend. Here are the pictures, opener Chromatics (who played Le Bain one night earlier) included. More below...

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Tonight/Wednesday's show starts with a set by Jeffrey Lewis. Here's last night's setlist again...

Pulp @ Radio City Music Hall 4/10/2012
Do You Remember the First Time? / Mis-Shapes / Razzmatazz / Pencil Skirt / Something Changed / Disco 2000 / Sorted For E's and Wizz / F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. / I Spy / Babies / Underwear / This Is Hardcore / Sunrise / Bar Italia / Common People // Like A Friend / Live Bed Show / Party Hard

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Comments (112)

Where was Julian

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:55 AM

No hummus in the Greeen Room? Really? I walked the fuck out

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:01 AM

Somebody ACTUALLY FROM NYC (Limeys Piss Off!) please explain to me what the big fucking deal is with this band?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:03 AM

Even in his biggest anthems - "Mis-Shapes" and "Common People," both of which presage the sentiment of the Occupy movement by nearly two decades -

class was a social issue before those oracles at zucotti park started a drum circle? i call bullshit!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:04 AM

Nice use of the word "presage" though. Someone went to college!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:07 AM

When did Summer Glau form a band?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:10 AM

yea if jules does a cameo tomorrow night and i went last night i'm gonna kill myself. show was still fucking awesome though. jarvis is a god.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:14 AM

I expected more clever posts here rather than the "piss off Limeys" variety. If you don't get them, your loss, poor unfortunate fool.

Posted by Pippili | April 11, 2012 10:17 AM

Where was Richard Hawley?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:19 AM

Yep I was right. Pulp last night > any LCD shows I've seen!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:20 AM

Big LOLs to any hipster douche who claims that anyone that does not "get" their fanboy fave as a "poor unfortunate fool". Right, little man, keep telling yourself how cool you are.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:28 AM

Haha unemployed wannabe hipster limey fuck gets called the fuck out.

FACT - British women are pigs
FACT - British food is offensive
FACT - British music is American music recycled without the soul or magic
FACT - British fucks commenting on a Brooklyn music blog have no life whatsoever

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:35 AM

Fact -- anonymous angry midwestern assholes commenting on BV are internet tough guys.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:38 AM

anyone expecting clever posts on here is definitely straight off the boat

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:39 AM

@10:28

Why don't you tell us how cool you are?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:43 AM

"FACT - British music is American music recycled without the soul or magic"

Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Queen, The Who.

Please blabber on about how Zeppelin and the Stones ripped off old blues artists...then name ONE American band that is better than them. I am American and think you are a f--king loser. Not because I think you're serious, but because you have failed at trolling and there is nothing funny or witty about your comment. Try harder next time d!ckface.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:51 AM

Plenty of cheap tickets on stubhub for tonight. Was it full last night or what?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:52 AM

I do find it difficult to comprehend how anybody can knock British music. You might not like it, but to imply it lacks merit is ignorant.

As to 10:51's post, it's truly hard to think of many American bands better than the best of the British bands. Brits simply do music better for the most part.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:54 AM

10:52- filled up last night when Pulp took the stage. If you are considering going...DO IT!!!! Last night was great! Don't sleep on this chance!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 10:57 AM

what time did Pulp go on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:04 AM

Yeah 10:35 you sound like a fucking dumbass, even if you don't like Pulp...What music do you actually listen to? Seriously I'm really confused. I can't think of a genre that doesn't have some great British acts. And on the classic rock side I can't even think of any Americans that come close. Maybe Jimi, and he had to go to England...But yeah you sound like a douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:06 AM

Until I have evidence of the contrary, I'm going to assume that anyone trolling BV threads about music from other countries, or made by people of other ethnicities, is probably part of the burgeoning wave of fringe republican BV posters.

They just hop back and forth between threads about bands from elsewhere, that deal with class warfare, or that contain black people.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:08 AM

what time did pulp go on?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:09 AM

Serious question!!! With the talk of Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc....who is typically considered the greatest American band/ musician of all time? Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Elvis? I really can't think of anything that would compare with the above mentioned British bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:13 AM

The lightshow started around 9pm.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:17 AM

crowd was totally lame and tame. they only got truly jazzed for 'Common People'. Jarvis kinda noticed the lack of love, but he still rocked his f$%king heart out, and it was blammmaazzzin!! can't wait to do it again tonight

Posted by thighmaster | April 11, 2012 11:18 AM

I raise my hands to the the high heavens and thank it everyday for the coming of the BRITISH INVASION! I read some comments here from deep-shits who apparently know nothing about music... and frankly, dears- being deaf to the immaculate sounds of British music, must make your lives very dull, very gray, less colorful.

And no, I'm not British- just someone that knows the deal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:19 AM

last night: opener (horrible. how they got pitchfork best new music is beyond belieft haha). 8-835
pulp 905-11

get ready kids. you'll enjoy it more than lcd shows!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:22 AM

11:13, I would throw The Beach Boys, Dylan, Neil Young in there. Start thinking and its a pretty decent list.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:25 AM

Indeed. For any American band somebody here can mention, I am pretty sure somebody can come up with a better British band from the same era. America is good at singer songwriters (Dylan, Springsteen, etc.) and there have been some great "alternative" bands (Pixies, Replacements, etc.), but I would think even the most anti-British among us would recognize the many many great British bands since the 1960s. If the standard here is the current indie dreck from Williamsburg, then I don't think there's much point even discussing this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:26 AM

For those interested in set times -- Pulp played almost exactly from 9-11.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:27 AM

11:25 -- Isn't Neil Young from Canada?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:28 AM

No offense but isn't Neil Young from Canada 11:25? Anyways, I'll play ball...The Byrds, The Doors, The Stooges, Motown (i.e., Diana & The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Smokey & The Miracles), etc., etc. Point being, both countries have produced great bands and music. No need to choose sides.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:32 AM

Th truth has been spoken by 11:26.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:33 AM

Also think about Miles, Coltrane, Armstrong, Parker, Monk, Mingus, Ornette, etc. Sure there is an amazing European/ world scene, but jazz is true American music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:43 AM

11:43 -- I assumed the discussion was about what we typically call rock music. If you want to branch into other genres, then you are correct. I don't like country, but I guess American country artists are the best. American rap is the best. You're definitely right about jazz.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:52 AM

Of late though, since late 90s and throughout the 2000s, the new British bands have produced nothing of any note.

The last swell of British bands have were those that emerged in the late 80s/early 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:11 PM

@11:13 - Bob Dylan. Hands down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:13 PM

@11.13...WOODY GUTHRIE

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:32 PM

While I definitely agree with you 12:13, there are a lot of people who can't stand Dylan, which I understand. He's an acquired taste to be sure.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:32 PM

12:11 forgets that Scotland is part of Britain.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:33 PM

@11:13 The Shaggs

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:34 PM

OASIS > EVERY AMERICAN BAND EVER

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:39 PM

It's Jimi. The answer is Jimi. I know that. You know that. Mick Jagger would tell you that. An if Lennon were alive, he'd also tell you it's Jimi. If you're not first, you're last.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:55 PM

Haha to mention Pulp in the same breath as the British Invasion. But clearly, Dylan and Jimi and Trane and Miles and Muddy and BB and and and trump anything that Britain ever came up with (INCLUDING the Beatles and Led Zep)

And I voted for Obama dickface 11:08

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 12:57 PM

SERIOUS QUESTION - did that knobhound shove a smibbly bibbly up his arse or is me mate pulling the sheeps bollocks over my bespectacled ogly peepers?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:00 PM

PULP KILLED!! GOING AGAIN TONIGHT.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:00 PM

I came during Disco 2000

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:01 PM

@12:32...agreed, but that can be said of a lot of great music.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:01 PM

Obama LOVES Pulp!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:01 PM

Hardcore was the highlight.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:02 PM

yeah, but dylan turned to shit completely 1970 - on. stones shortly after. these artists have just been immortalized by crappy guitar magazines for the past decades; its not a reflection of actualy musical genius or output.

can we go back to talkin about pulp now, please?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:09 PM

12:57 - BB King over Zeppelin?? Please jump in front of a car...that is falling off a bridge...in hell...forever!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:09 PM

^ doesn't like niggers

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:11 PM

Laughing at the jealous hipster wannabes that shit on a "bad troll" post that kicked off a relative-to-BV-semi-scholarly discussion of British vs American music since 1955.

Yeah, I would think that was a fail too if I was a clueless_pipe_cleaner_shaped_sister_jeans_wearing_horn_rimmed_midwestern_mama's_boy_dweeb too.

But I'm not, so I just laugh at your jealous jabs.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:14 PM

12:57 - serious question - are you still happy with your choice from 2008?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:16 PM

^ I think that you just described Cookie Jarvis Cock(er)

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:17 PM

I'd have loved to have seen this show. If I was a total faggot too,

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:19 PM

Velvet Underground are a pretty fucking great American band even if two of the members weren't American (Nico and Cale for those who don't know).

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:21 PM

WAI I CONFUSE !!!
WHOHA HEYAH OHDAH POK AN RICE ???

Posted by Wah Hookie | April 11, 2012 1:22 PM

What do all these have in common?

The Kinks.
The Clash.
Joy Division.
The Smiths.
The Fall.
Sex Pistols.
The Jam.
New Order.
Wire.
Buzzcocks.
The Cure.
Radiohead.
PJ Harvey.
The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Gang of Four.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:25 PM

^ they all have periods at the end and no verb?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:27 PM

Speaking of niggers, you would have a greater likelihood of winning that $650M Mega Millions joint than finding a person of color at RCMH last night (who were not sweeping up or selling drinks)

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:31 PM

1;25 - A list of bands/ artists that would hate you if they ever met you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:33 PM

Can we get back to the "British girls are pigs" bit?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:43 PM

The Chevy Sonic = proof that America > Britain

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:44 PM

Pulp is not even an OK Go Member With Optional Turbo

Let's Do This

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:45 PM

REM bitches

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:46 PM

Merch?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:52 PM

If I wanted to open a vein and feel absolutely the worst I could as life ebbed out of my body along with my blood, I would definitely choose British music. But why on Earth would I choose to do that? That's crazy talk. Choose American Music => Choose Life!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 1:53 PM

Nice to see this band finally getting some recognition stateside.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:00 PM

Tonight will be even better!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:01 PM

I'm driving from Pittsburg for tonight's show. Where can I park my all-new Sonic near the venue? (It's got optional turbo)

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:03 PM

You're driving from Pittsburgh and don't even know how to spell it? What is that about a 6 hour drive? You better get off the internet and on the road because Pulp goes on at 9.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:08 PM

^ u try typing a driving at the same tim tough gy

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:12 PM

Merch - t-shirts were $30. Full chest vinyl graphic that looked to be as a polaroid pic. Seemd like image would crack after a few washes. Also a black T with PULP across chest in black writing. Some small posters/ prints for $20 and maybe a magnet?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:15 PM

If you are typing and driving, then I hope it will just be a one car accident and you come out of it relatively unharmed, because I wish nobody death or serious injury, but it would be a valuable lesson for you about the dangers of texting while driving if you suffer damage to your car and miss Pulp.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:21 PM

America invented all music...

Rock
Blues
Jazz
Hip-Hop
Mo-town
House
Techno
Country
Gabber

Etc Etc Etc...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:27 PM

I think it's safe to say the following...
America invented the good music, Britain then re-cycled it in a good way, Germans make good techno... And whY can be said about France? Well they make good baguettes.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:31 PM

I am not familiar with this band Pulp, but I am very familiar with mashing my chickpeas into a pulp.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:32 PM

FRANCE INVENTED L'AMOUR OOH LA LA

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:35 PM

We all wish that Britain had invented orthadontics

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:36 PM

Coffee > Tea

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:44 PM

Who invented the tan colored chickpea mash?

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 2:52 PM

"I am not familiar with this band Pulp, but I am very familiar with mashing my chickpeas into a pulp."

FAILURE ALERT!!! FAILURE ALERT!!! FAILURE ALERT!!!


This joke has been said many times before. You are unfunny and unoriginal. If you want to recycle things as relevant, please post future comments in the Kraftwerk thread.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 3:02 PM

Serge Gainsbourg's from France, and his music isn't too shabby.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 3:33 PM

^
Plenty of other good French music too, but since French bands mostly sing in French, it isn't really known about outside of Francophone countries.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 3:35 PM

Daft Punk is from France, duh.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:03 PM

Air and Phoenix are from France. I think BV readers like both of those groups.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:08 PM

Don't forget Justice, 4:08.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:15 PM

15 bucks on Stubhub! FACE DIVIDED BY 3.5!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:16 PM

France doesn't understand Rock and Roll. They just will never understand the power of The Stooges ripping guitar. I think it frightens them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 4:43 PM

Seriously, what the heck happened with the ticket sales for these shows? Originally, the April 11th show was the only one announced and it sold out pretty instantly. But over the last 7-10 days (not just today), scores of Orchestra tickets were made available at every price point. In fact, sixth row center tickets are still available at ticketmaster as of right now. Sold out show, my arse!

Posted by Brams | April 11, 2012 5:26 PM

Actually 4:43, most of the French people I know do like rock and roll and love the Stooges, but stereotype away . . . .

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 6:36 PM

CHROMATICS SUCKED. WAS THE SINGER LIP-SYNCING?
so many backing tracks and at one point i thought the guitar dude was fake playing the guitar to a backing track?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 6:44 PM

The French may appreciate good rock n roll but they'll never be creators of good rock riffs or lyrics. The French language just doesn't lend itself to rock n roll- neither does Italian, or Spanish. It sounds goofy when they try to rock out, like, second rate. They have other kinds of music that's good- Serge was mentioned and I agree. It's America and the UK for Rock n Roll.

BTW, Jazz can suck it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 6:52 PM

On the other hand, French is perfect for hip hop, and there are quite a few very good rappers in France.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 7:14 PM

^ i thought chromatics wasn't that great either #hype

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 7:37 PM

99.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 8:44 PM

detroit > brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 8:54 PM

10:10 I LOLd

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:01 PM

"Jazz can suck it"
Spoken like a true retard. Congrats, faggot - you opened your mouth and "left no doubt"

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 9:43 PM

vampire weekend > beatles

usa rox

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:05 PM

If chromatics was lipsinging, that is sad, as she sounded like shite!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2012 11:46 PM

Nick DiPaolo and Jarvis Cocker both shake their heads at the mess this thread is from the start.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 9:24 AM

Once anyone says "Jazz can suck it", it pretty much negates anything else that person can possibly say or has already said. Dumbass.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 9:53 AM

For clarity: From wiki: Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968. (That would be out of America.) But yeh, he was born in Canada. Just saying.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 11:13 AM

"PULP.
FUCKING.
DESTROYED.
SHOW OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!"


I love Pulp and really thought the show was great, but this has got to be one of the lamest, most hipster-BV-esque types of responses out there. Holy shit. No wonder the quote is anonymous. I'd be embarassed too!

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 11:33 AM

vampire weekend > beatles

Posted by Engadget | April 14, 2012 4:16 PM

Fuck ya'll!

Posted by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | April 16, 2012 12:17 AM

This pair of shows was proof of how out of hand scalping has become in NYC. ANY HALFWAY DECENT show sells out instantly here. When night one sold out instantly I checked stubhub immediately and saw there were over 500 tickets already listed for really high prices. A clear indication of scalpers being all over the show. And Pulp just aren't that big.
So I waited and a couple hours before the show picked up a great orchestra center ticket for less than half of face price.

Posted by Linus | April 16, 2012 1:26 PM

is she ever pretty.

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 3:27 PM

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