Disc 2 1. Theme From Peter Gunn 2. Help The Aged 4. This Is Hardcore 5. Sunrise 6. Mile End 7. Babies 9. Weeds
About the album
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
This Is Hardcore is often hailed as the death knell of Britpop, a fiercely British cultural movement marked by working class grit and pop candor. Pale and lanky, he grew up an introspective misfit in oversized government-issued spectacles. As a teen, he was kidnapped by pedophiles in a van after his mother told him to be more sociable, only to outwit them with sarcasm. That underdog ethos that would take Pulp all the way to a headlining slot at Glastonbury in Britpop was now the stuff of tabloid fodder, a bonafide pop craze distorted into a prefab Spice World, with the baton of dissent yielded to the more palatably cynical hands of Radiohead. Blur ditched the movement the year prior to go full Pavement on its self-titled album, and Oasis had become a caricature of itself. Cocker, for his part, was courting it-girl Chloe Sevigny and a coke habit, his now-spectacle-less pout adorning magazine covers and bedroom walls. A rock 'n' roll sex symbol at last, just in time to be neutered by the inane whimpering of Coldplay and Travis.
Although it made No. But in its sense of surrender, regret and flashes of panic, it captured the time to a tee. Jarvis Cocker had achieved everything he wanted.
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