Sunday, January 29, 2006

MP3: Pulp Discography - Part Two: Everybody's Problem (1983)

Other parts in this series: One / Three / Four / Five / Six / Seven / Eight / Nine / Ten / Eleven

After their 1983 debut mini-album It, the original Pulp lineup only released two more songs, both appearing on September 1983's Everybody's Problem single. Never to my knowledge re-appearing on any later compilations, it's probably the rarest/most unheard Pulp single in existence. Red Rhino, who had financed It, again paid for the single, but it was to be the last thing Pulp released on the label, as when Jarvis reformed Pulp with a new lineup they would sign to Fire, a label they would (reluctantly) stay with until the recording of 1992's Separations. Tony Perrin, later manager of The Mission (who would also feature second Pulp lineup member Simon Hinckler), wanted the band to try to write a hit pop song in the style of Wham!, and this is the result. As you can hear it didn't really work. Apparently Jarvis' is quite ashamed of it, admitting that he didn't make any effort to sing properly and that the final recorded version features his guide vocal with the wrong lyrics. He's probably more scared of people seeking it out and looking at that haircut of his on the back. And the man with the world's worst beard standing behind him. That's a lot more frightening than the song. Regardless of its reputation, it's still worth a listen if you're a big Pulp fan. A lot of people say they prefer the bside, There Was, and its certainly interesting, hinting towards some of the weirder stuff that would appear on 1986's Freaks, which is the album i'll be looking at next time. For some more info on this single you can check out this page on the undispensible Bar Italia fansite.

Download: Everybody's Problem - MP3 2.24mb (rapidshare)
Download: There Was - MP3 3.24mb (rapidshare)

Discography: (click to buy @

It (1983)

Freaks (1986)

Separations (1992)

Intro (1993)

His 'N' Hers (1994)

Masters Of The Universe (1994)

Different Class (1995)

This Is Hardcore (1998)

We Love Life (2001)

Truth And Beauty


Ultimate Live


Blogger Chris Brown said...

I used to have 'Everybody's Problem' on a Cherry Red compilation called Red Heaven, but I never came across 'There Was', so cheers for that.

7:20 pm, January 30, 2006  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both of these tracks are on the Cherry Red "Schooldisco" compilation, which you can download on In fact, I did just that a couple of weeks ago, but "Everybody's Problem" doesn't sound like Pulp at all - but it sounds like any of the (somewhat) interchangeable El Records bands... Since the download here isn't available any longer, I'm left wondering if it's really Pulp at all... *confused*

9:00 pm, October 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please upload wain "everybody's problem" and "there was"


7:37 pm, November 08, 2006  
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Blogger Damon said...

Can you please re-upload the tracks? Thank you

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