Photography by Becso…
Let me start off by wishing everyone who takes the time to read my latest rambling a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Now that the pleasantries are out of the way lets move on to today’s selected album for Peanut’s Forgotten Classics. And it’s a classic alright! Number eight in this ongoing series is the lovely, the wonderful, the awesomely amazing and utterly brilliant:
Pulp – Different Class (1995)
In all honesty, I’m not so sure that this particular classic has been forgotten. Actually I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t been forgotten at all. Different Class happens to be a bona fide classic. On this side of the pond that is. What I’m really not sure of, is if it ever really got through to all-a-ya over there in the States and Canuckia. Do you guys know how great this album really is? How important it is? How essential it is? Because it is. It really really is! And not just for us Europeans, but for all of you who love music, like I do.
Different Class plays like a movie in the best British tradition. Full of tongue-in-cheek humor and the kind of cynicism and satire that only the Brits seem to have mastered. The lyrics are all about the differences between the social classes and sex. All delivered with huge quantities of dry wit and sung over wonderful melodies, most of which are timeless.
You might have heard the ‘hits’ (Common People, Disco 2000) somewhere before. They’re both firm staples in the ‘Best Songs of the ’90s’ lists floating around the internet. The real treats here though are the lesser known gems, like Underwear and F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E.. What does it sound like? Well I’m actually not that great in describing what things sound like, so I suggest you try out the samples posted below and decide for yourselves.
Oh btw, try to get your hands on the Deluxe Edition of Different Class if you can. It gives you an extra set of 11 songs, all of which are worth owning.
2. Pencil Skirt
4. I Spy
6. Live Bed Show
7. Something Changed
8. Sorted For E’s & Wizz
11. Monday Morning
12. Bar Italia
Don’t forget to check out my other articles, in case you’ve missed them (which would be an absolute shame, because they’re great and shit).