Uncommon

Uncommon

by Owen Hatherley

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Uncommon by Owen Hatherley

If we remember them at all, the Sheffield pop group Pulp are remembered for jolly class warfare ditty 'Common People', for the celebrity of their interestingly-named frontman, for the latter waving his arse at Michael Jackson at the Brit awards, for being part of a non-movement called 'Britpop', and for disappearing almost without trace shortly after. They made a few good tunes, they did some funny videos, and while they might be National Treasures, they're nothing serious. Are they? This book argues that they should be taken seriously —very seriously indeed. Attempting to wrest Pulp away from the grim jingoistic spectacle of Britpop and the revivals-of-a-revival circuit, this book charts the very strange things that occur in their records, taking us deep into a strange exotic land; a land of acrylics, adultery, architecture, analogue synthesisers and burning class anger. This is book about pop music, but it is mainly a book about sex, the city and class via the 1990s finest British pop group.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846948770
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Pages: 135
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Intro 1

1 Of Freaks and Men 23

2 Children Conceived in the Aisles of Meadowhall 39

3 A Case of Haves against Haven'ts 67

4 That Goes In There 93

5 Happy Endings 115

Acknowledgements 133

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