Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Jarvis Cocker, Astoria Saturday Feb 17

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He's got it covered

Phew! Jarv‘s been turning out covers by the likes of [a]David Bowie[/a] and [a]Prince[/a] lately, but tonight he excelled himself by playing TWO – [a]Talking Heads[/a]’ ‘Heaven’ was lovely, but he eclipsed that by closing his set with a coruscating version of the [a]Black Sabbath[/a] metal classic ‘Paranoid’.


On top of a set which consisted of highlights from his solo album, he sent the hardcore fans home happy. Ha, the ‘common people’ didn’t need their ultimate anthem…the ‘Ozztoria’ was rocking anyway.