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Pulp: Anson Rooms, Bristol

Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 6 May 1995

THERE'S A new spring in Pulp's stride. Maybe it's the afterglow of romping to victory in the Sound City pop quiz earlier today, but Jarvis Cocker's Mambo King swagger is more pronounced than usual. The Sheffield sex beasts have swapped their garish threads for more sober attire. Cocker looks more like Brett Anderson and less like a bewildered ostrich by the minute. Even all-time anthems to failure and ruin like 'Razzmatazz' and 'Babies' bristle with bullish self-confidence...

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