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Pulp: This Is Hardcore

Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1998

JARVIS COCKER is that most British of pop creatures, the Nerd-as-Superstar. Like the young Morrissey, he’s the spindly misfit, the scrawny mis-shape who outwitted the bully boys and took first prize. With the Pulp albums His’N’Hers (1994) and Different Class (1995), Cocker became not just an icon of the outsider set but a hero of the "common people" whose bleak lives he hymned in the anthem of the same name.

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