PULP: The Early Years

Accounts tell us that, prior to achieving fame, Pulp made pretentious art-wank for Fire Records. Some may argue, yours truly included, that the only things that have changed are that the band is a lot older now and the label is now Island Records, but that’s neither here nor there.

I seriously doubt the veracity of these claims: Not that they’re wrong mind you, but I can’t believe that anyone could have listened to those records and have LIVED TO TELL ABOUT THEM. Even if they did survive, rock journos don’t get paid enough to listen to such rubbish. I’d go back to my copies and verify their reviews…if I ever owned them in the first place! I’ve heard enough, though, in stores, at parties, at friends’ to judge: Sometimes, dear readers, it is best to jump to conclusions.