Pulp play rarities at Los Angeles show

They performed 'Back In LA' for the first time since 1984 at the Pomona show

Pulp played a number of rare songs at their show last night (April 19) in Pomona in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The show was sandwiched between the band’s two appearances at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the second of which takes place this evening in Indio, California.

The band played the Fox Theatre, Pomona, with support from Ariel Pink. Pulp played a two hour long show, opening with ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’. As well as playing a number of classic songs and popular singles, such as ‘Common People’, ‘Babies’, ‘Disco 2000’ and ‘Something Changed’, the Sheffield group also took the chance to air a number of songs that they rarely perform live.

One of those songs was ‘Back To LA’, a track that frontman Jarvis Cocker told the audience that they hadn’t played live since 1984, when it was only him and keyboard player Candida Doyle in the band.

After they played the two-minute long punky track, Cocker said: “Thank you very much for putting up with that. That song was written about 10 years before any of us had been anywhere near LA… It’s just one bunch of clichés after each other.”

Pulp also played ‘Dishes’, an album track from ‘This Is Hardcore’, 1992 single ‘OU (Gone, Gone)’, ‘Mile End’ from the Trainspotting soundtrack and ‘Like A Friend’, which was featured on the 1998 film Great Expectations. The band performed the latter song earlier this month on US talk show Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Pulp played:

‘Do You Remember the First Time?’
‘Monday Morning’
‘Live Bed Show’
‘Disco 2000’
‘Sorted for E’s and Wizz’
‘His ‘N’ Hers’
‘Mile End’
‘Like A Friend’
‘This Is Hardcore’
‘Bar Italia’
‘Common People’
‘OU (Gone, Gone)’
‘Bad Cover Version’
‘Back in LA’
‘Something Changed’