Pulp’s 1995 Britpop masterpiece, Different Class, will receive its first-ever U.S. vinyl pressing this summer when Plain Recordings releases a new 180-gram pressing of the Mercury Prize-winning album, the label announced today. No release date has yet been announced, and the pressing will not include bonus material.
Our latest link round-up includes news that The Flaming Lips may be recording a full-album cover of The Stone Roses’ 1989 debut, plus the tale of the dueling Black Flag reunions, news about Primal Scream’s forthcoming album and a clip of Pulp performing its new single on U.K. television.
This week’s new releases include a best-of from Mission of Burma, a vintage live album from Pulp, a box set collecting The Jam’s six studio albums, an expanded reissue of The Damned’s debut album and the U.S. release of the final Throbbing Gristle work.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., Pulp, Squeeze, Joey Ramone, Dalis Car, Heaven 17, Husker DU’s Grant Hart, Morrissey and Howard Jones — plus a new The Smiths box set giveaway.
The first of weekend of the newly expanded Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival kicked off last night, and one of the most anticipated acts was Pulp. Their set, like many others’, was webcast last night, and now thanks to this capture of that livestream, you can watch the full 10-song, hour-long performance.
Pulp kicked off its first trip to the U.S. since 1998 with a performance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last night, trotting out Britpop national anthem ‘Common People’ for broadcast and then playing ‘Like a Friend’ — the band’s contribution to the soundtrack of the 1998 film version of ‘Great Expectations’ — for the show’s website.
Like fellow Brits Squeeze, Pulp and James, ska-pop mainstays Madness will use their trip to California for next month’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to book some more U.S. shows — the band’s first in this country in five years — including dates in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
This week’s new releases include expanded CD reissues of Pulp’s first three albums, a brand-new studio album from Magazine’s Barry Adamson and vinyl reissues of The Flaming Lips’ first five Warner Bros. albums, previously compiled in the ‘Heady Nuggs’ box set.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Ministry, They Might Be Giants, The Chameleons, The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kate Bush, Social Distortion, Black Francis, Pulp and Dinosaur Jr — plus our Q&A with Howard Jones.
Pulp’s trip across the pond to play the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this April brings added benefit to fans in New York City and San Francisco, as Jarvis Cocker and Co. this morning announced gigs in those cities — as well as a Spanish festival date — on the band’s website.
The newly expanded two-weekend Coachella festival announced its 2012 lineup this afternoon, with headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg joined by Pulp, Buzzcocks, Squeeze, Madness and a reunion of fIREHOSE, the Mike Watt’s and George Hurley’s post-Minutemen act.