Jarvis Is Back!

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is indeed back in action, with a new album releasing later this year, tentatively titled Warrior On The Edge Time. His first song from the album has surfaced, in the straightforwardly titled ‘Cunts Are Still Running The World’. Listening to it, it sounds like good old Jarvis is back with his clever lyrics, this song particulary takes a stab at politics, as he joins the list (along with the likes of Morrissey and Neil Young) who use clever wordplay to get their opinions out. In Jarvis’ case, the leaders of the world are cunts! It may seem surprising, but fans of Pulp won’t flinch a bit at lyrics such as, “Well, did you hear there’s a natural order. Those who are deserving will end up with the most, that the cream can have help but always rise up to the top, well I’ll say shit floats.” I’m really enjoying the song and I am looking forward to the new album, which would be his first new material in almost six years (exluding his Harry Potter contributions). Also, I included Pulp’s ‘Grandfather’s Nursery’, which was an unreleased track that Amazon offered exclusively for a short time after it was recorded in 1999.


Jarvis Cocker – Cunts Are Still Running The World



Pulp – Grandfather’s Nursery


Mike Mineo

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  1. There’s also his other collaborations with artists like The Pastels, Death In Vegas, Richard X and let’s not forget his amazing project Relaxed Muscle which released an album in 2003. We Love Life also came out in 2001.

  2. Oh, I’ve waited for this forever! okay. maybe not forever, but ever since I heard he was planning a solo album. Absolutely worth waiting for!
    By the way; Grandfather’s nursery can still be downloaded at amazon.com.

  3. […] Oh, I’ve been waiting far too long for Jarvis Cocker’s new solo album. Sure, it was fun seeing Jarvis (and the rest of the Wyrd Sisters) perform at Harry Potter’s prom of rejection, but it has been five years since We Love Life, the most recent Pulp release. His unique lyrical wit has been rivaled by only Morrissey and Art Brut since We Love Life… it’s fortunate to see that the wait is over. Jarvis announced that the new album will be released on November 13th. ‘Cunts Are Still Running The World’ is an internet-only single that I posted a few months ago, available on his myspace. I don’t believe it will be on the album, though it’s a fairly solid song and a humorous attack on everyone’s favorite world leaders. As an owner of every Pulp album released, this is my most anticipated release of the year. While his solo album may signify that Pulp’s temporary hiatus has turned permanent, I believe that Jarvis’ enigmatic personality will help craft an outstanding solo career. The new album is simply titled Jarvis. Also, check out his interesting views on music overproduction and mismanagement in a recent cover story with NME. Jarvis Cocker – Cunts Are Still Running The World […]

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