Pulp was always known as a band that was a slight bit out of step, which tended to work out pretty well for them because everyone always roots for the underdog or in this case a group of outsiders who appeared that they had nowhere else to go.
With smart lyrics, snappy songs, and a very odd sense of style enunciated by their pale skin and skinny simple clothing choices, the band did resemble the outsiders group of music in a time when pop was very much in control of the airwaves.
However, they made their mark as the band that stood up for the working class heroes in true Lennon style allowing the weirdo, intelligent, and run of your mill average labour man feel a little better about themselves for not being a macho, suave, trendsetter.
While Cocker announced once that band would not reunite, it was only a few months later last year that they got together to perform at London’s Wireless and Primavera Sound, so hopefully with any luck we will see them pop up on stage this year as well at several of the major music festivals.
Let’s face it; at a time when we have pop 15 year old goddesses holding the airwaves, a little outsider’s music would be a welcome change.