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Pulp - "Like A Friend"


Pulp Like A Friend

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR/BASS/KEYS: yaniv297
 
“Like A Friend” is a staggering great b-side by Brit pop band Pulp. The song starts off slowly with just an electric guitar and singer Jarvis Cocker‘s voice before building to an all-out alt-rock crescendo. The lyrics are some of Cocker‘s most amusing and moving: dealing with a friendship with (or possibly being “friend-zoned” by) a self-destructive. Cocker knows that the person is bad for him and takes up his time “like a cheap magazine”, but he knows he will always feel compelled to come to their aid. The song ends with Cocker reciting a laundry list of complaints but acknowledging that he is effectively trapped. The song is funny yet pointed and really captures Pulp at their confessional and tuneful best.



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yaniv297
June 25, 2019

Yess! Was happy to help with this one, great song :)

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Mandrag
June 25, 2019

It's remarkable how some bands have put out B-sides of such high quality that they rival even the A-sides of the album. Pulp here and I can think of others such as Oasis and Suede who have done the same on multiple occasions. Thank you for this one!

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jaoblia
June 25, 2019

YES, to be frank and someone who only knows like 2 songs by Pulp I'm more excited to play this since it was used in a Venture Bros season finale rather than being excited that Pulp is getting more songs in general.

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moc_os
June 25, 2019

Yay!

 

Is this really a bside tho? It was recorded for Great Expectations. 

 

i'm glad i got to see their last concert in SF. i was way back in the last row but still was a good experience. 

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yaniv297
June 25, 2019

Yay!

 

Is this really a bside tho? It was recorded for Great Expectations. 

 

Yep it was made for the movie, but it's also a b-side for "A Little Soul".

And anyway, it is quite remarkable how some artists leave materiel that strong from their "main" records.

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MidnightRambler67
June 25, 2019

great work guys :)  more Pulp pleeease   (hoping for Sunrise )