‘Different Class’, the band’s fifth album, was released in October 1995 – later ranking at number six in NME%3E%27s%20list%20of%20the%20500%20greatest%20albums%20of%20all%20time.%20Now%2C%20Cocker%20will%20appear%20at%20a%20playback%20of%20the%20album%20at%20the%20John%20Peel%20Centre%20for%20Creative%20Arts%20on%20June%206%2C%20as%20part%20of%20the%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22classicalbumsundays.com”>Classic Album Sundays series of events. Radio DJ John Peel’s own vinyl copy of the album will be played.
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Cocker will follow the playback with a live interview, conducted by event organiser Collen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. The frontman will discuss both the album and Peel’s influence and legacy.
Cocker recently spoke out against plans to demolish his local Sheffield record shop Rare & Racy, saying “it would be a crime to destroy it”. Plans to demolish a row of shops on Sheffield’s Devonshire Street were approved by Sheffield Council in March, despite hundreds of protesters and a petition with over 20,000 signatures.
Writing on Facebook, Jarvis Cocker called the shop a ‘global treasure’ and described being “entranced by the place when I first visited it with my mum”. Cocker continued: “It would be a crime to destroy it. Rare & Racy is one of the places I always tell people to visit when in Sheffield. That’s why it was important to feature it in our recent film ‘Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets’. It’s magic. Please don’t let this happen.”
Pulp recently spoke to NME about the likelihood of new material and future tours.
Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas, Cocker said: “We’re very cloak and dagger about that, well, it isn’t cloak and dagger, we just don’t know! We’re not being mysterious, we’re just not very together.” Watch the interview below.