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YMMV: Pulp
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is the narrator of "Pencil Skirt" sleeping with a married woman or raping her?
    "You know I love it when you tell me to stop / Oh it's turning me on"
    "...I only do it because I know it makes you sad / I only do it because I know you know it's bad"
  • Americans Hate Tingle: While they are generally liked by the Americans who know of them, they failed to make a big impression stateside outside of the indie-minded crowd, as happened to a lot of Brit Pop acts.
  • Awesome Music:
    • The last minute or so of "Common People," where "I wanna live with common people like you" just builds and builds from barely a whisper to a battle cry.
    • All of "I Spy". Especially this performance.
    • "Wickerman," all eight minutes of it.
    • "This Is Hardcore," especially when combined with that gorgeous music video. Hardcore porn has never sounded so classy.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Their first three albums tend to fall into this.
  • Funny Moments: Help the mo'fuckin' aged!
  • Last Note Nightmare: "The Day After the Revolution", the final song of This is Hardcore, finishes with approximately ten minutes' worth of quiet, swirling ambient noise. Part way through, Jarvis Cocker says "bye-bye" and makes you jump out of your skin. This was edited out of the American release and replaced with "Like A Friend".
  • Magnum Opus: Generally Different Class is considered this, although fans have also made cases for His 'N' Hers, This is Hardcore, and We Love Life.
  • Older Than They Think: Formed in 1978. They didn't have any chart success until 1994.
  • Signature Song: "Common People"
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: His 'N' Hers
  • Tear Jerker: "Disco 2000"
    When I came 'round to call
    You didn't notice me at all


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