Jarvis Cocker put on one hell of a show last night at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg. Bill has a more detailed write-up over on Sound Bites, but I need to take a second to tell you how awesome this show was. The big music war in 1990s England was between Blur and Oasis, but I'll take Pulp over either of them every time. For me, they're one of the defining bands of the decade - I'm pretty sure albums like Different Class will still sound fresh twenty years from now.
Cocker has moved past his Pulp days, and as much as I love that music, I didn't miss it at all last night. Nobody did, in fact, and it's worth stressing that not one person yelled out a request for their stuff. The set list was a pretty even mix of material from Cocker's solo debut, Jarvis, and new material, of which "Girls Like It Too" was a definite highlight. Main-set closer "Black Magic" just about leveled the room, and I'm not sure "Common People" would have gotten a better reaction from the 550 fans lucky enough to score tickets.
MP3: Black Magic
If you can get into tonight's Terminal 5 show, make it happen.
Photo via Olga Bas @ Flickr