Sunday, January 07, 2007


This weekend I travelled up to the lovely British hamlet of Sheffield for a wedding. This of course involved lots of alcohol, bad dancing, wincing at Park Hill, listening to Pulp and visiting friends who lived in the same road as Richard Hawley. Exciting. The Pulp I was listening to was the ace bonus disc on the recent reissue of Different Class, which is so good it can't be put down in words. No really. Except for that Common People vocoder mix. Ow.

Anyway the three Pulp deluxe editions were a good start at releasing some of the unreleased stuff, but were still incomplete bside wise, and still left out other unreleased songs. In particular its very annoying that Island saw fit not to re-release We Love Life, no doubt due to the bad sales it encountered on its first release, because a lot of the bsides and outtakes from those sessions were rather stunning. So anyway today I thought i'd give you one very old Pulp song which remains unreleased; My First Wife, captured here live in Nottingham in 1987, and two songs from the We Love Life era that were left off of the album; so we have Roald Dahl recorded live at the Meltdown festival in 2000, and the studio outtake Grandfather's Nursery. Hope you like them.

Pulp - My First Wife (live 1987)
Pulp - Roald Dahl (live 2000)
Pulp - Grandfather's Nursery


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sincere thanks- I've been very much into older Pulp stuff recently, for some reason, and these tracks are welcome.



12:35 am, January 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there other tracks from the Meltdown festival you will be posting? The only version of "Roald Dahl" I had been able to hear before was a recording from the Flux 1999 show with much inferior quality?

Many thanks for these (and Bardo Pond last week: fab stuff!).

7:43 pm, January 08, 2007  
Blogger JC said...

Yup....I do like them. Thank You

9:14 pm, January 08, 2007  
Blogger The Daily Growl said...

We Love Life is SO under-rated? Why? Why? Why?

11:54 pm, January 11, 2007  

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