Thursday, June 05, 2008

Pulp's US debut on Letterman in 1996

Watching this broadcast was one of the three or four personal defining moments of my life.

In 1996 I had become disillusioned with the testosterone driven direction of the goth and industrial scene, and rave culture was totally dead to me by that point [two years earlier, the mayor's "Rave Task Force" had driven techno from lofts and abandoned factories and into commercial nightclubs I wanted little to do with.]

Never even hearing of Pulp, Jarvis Cocker descended upon my television one summer night and made me fall in love with music all over again.

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