The Radcliffe & Maconie Show - 08/06/2009
Jarvis Cocker, performs a live session with his band.
Jarvis Cocker has been making music for two-thirds of his life. Two dozen of these years (1978 - 2002) were spent in Pulp, a band which became the country's slowest overnight sensation during a heady period book-ended by their Glastonbury headline slot in 1995.
After Pulp, Jarvis consoled himself with semi-retirement, moving to Paris, making occasional media appearances to talk about Outsider Art, Scott Walker or other personal crusades, and sometimes writing songs for others (including Marianne Faithfull, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nancy Sinatra, Air, and a Harry Potter film).
His debut solo album appeared at the end of 2006 and Jarvis released the anticipated follow-up last month, which he recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago.
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