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Just seen the link on the wiki seeking funding for Hardcore, a book in celebration of the album, and not sure what to make of it. I tend towards obsessive completism for Pulp related stuff... but do I really want this? Maybe it would be a beautiful (but facile?) book that just sits on a shelf for years.

Hardcore Volume

I've never heard of Volume, and would be interested to know if anyone here has come across it before. Any opinions?

I 'invested' in bandstocks years ago. It was only a tenner, and although I didn't get the money back, it felt fine to put some money towards a musician I admired, to aid funding the creative process (and reduce the risk). I've also bought into a couple of these 'deluxe' editions, where you pay in advance of production. This sort-of stuff feels fine to me, supporting bands that give a lot to me, and who often struggle to make a comfortable living.

If there was something like this for the much desired 'We Love Life' deluxe edition, I'd be very keen. Just don't know about a glossy book (although once / if it exists, I'd probably have to have it).



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I've pledged. Missed the cutoff for the Early bird so I got the £40 option.

I'd say go for it. It looks like a lovely little thing.

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Yes I finally got myself into gear with this. Wanted to read T&Cs. It looks like a very very nice item to have so I really hope it gets to the printers!

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It needs a massive push, realistically from a Jarvis insta post, to meet the publishing target considering there's less than a couple of weeks left of the campaign.

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Eamonn wrote:

It needs a massive push, realistically from a Jarvis insta post, to meet the publishing target considering there's less than a couple of weeks left of the campaign.


 The counter seems to have reset to 31 days, but yes, with very slow progress so far that's still a stretch. I'm still thinking about it: if there was only the £40 option, I'd probably have gone for it immediately. But I always have that old 'Argos catalogue' mindset, of going for the most expensive thing there, and it's a LOT of extra money for a little print, a photo, and some badges.

Going to top up my bank account to see what tickets I can get on Thurs / Fri, so this'll have to wait.



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Jarvis has now posted about this on the 'gram. Seems to have had some effect, the funds are into five figures now but still £30k short of target.

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Endorsements on social meeds from Jarvis and Pulp have helped the target, its now reached 70% but the fundraiser is due to expire at the end of the month. Will probably fall short of the target but having come so far, I guess it will be pushed into December.

I think the proposed publishing date has already been pushed back but hopefully it does get made. Would be a shame with over £30k now committed from Pulpheads.



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£45k target reached with a couple of hours remaining! Fair play!

Hope someone at Universal is taking note re deluxe/boxset viability etc.

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Eamonn wrote:

£45k target reached with a couple of hours remaining! Fair play!

Hope someone at Universal is taking note re deluxe/boxset viability etc.


 Yea- it looks pretty nice, I pledged for a copy, just getting the £40 standard edition- I was worried that it wouldn't get enough backing- surely someone will be watching, they would definitely be taking notice of the tour ticket sales



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I got my boyfriend to get me the 2nd top price one for my Christmas. I'd never spend that much on a book but I couldn't think of anything I want/need for christmas.... shame I won't be opening any presents on the day!

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A short (although 2 pages with the picture) promotional feature for this book in the new edition of Uncut (dated Apri'23, out from mid-Feb).hardback.PNG

Text might be blurry to read so here it is:

Jarvis Cocker once lamented that the enduring legacy of Britpop was the "untucked shirt". As laddism seemed to take over, Pulp leant into that creeping sense of bloat and decline to craft their 1998 dark masterpiece This Is Hardcore. "There was a feeling not just to replicate Different Class and take things to the next level" says photographer Paul Burgess, recruited to document the decadence. "The budget got bigger so the ambition was raised tp the next level", says Paul Burgess, recruited by Cocker to document the decadence. The "...Hardcore" video took a week to shoot at Pinewood and cost a great deal of money to make. Kubrick was on the set next door filming Eyes Wide Shut at the time. There was a huge dedication by everyone to make something as artistic as possible". 

Burgess's behind-the-scenes photos of Pulp from the period are collected in a high-spec new tome called simply Hardcore. As well as the grandeur of the videos and cover shoots, with their references to the films of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, Burgess captured a band finding a way to process huge and unexpected success. "Jarvis had a lot to cope with in 1997-98, dealing with his fame and all that it brings" he reflects. "This is reflected on the This Is Hardcore album. [But] my personal memory of being on the set of the "...Hardcore" video shoot at Pinewood was of humour - Jarvis is very funny." 

Burgess took the photo on this page at the end of the video shoot for the album's fourth single Party Hard, which was inspired by kitsch German tv variety shows of the 1970's and the art of Allen Jones. "Everyone is relaxed and happy the shoot went well. The dancers were exhausted after several hours of cartwheels and Jarvis had just done a little thank you speech for them all."

Serendipitously, the release of the book coincides with Pulp's latest reunion jaunt around the parks, arenas and festivals of the UK this summer. Will Burgess be going? "Hell, yes!"    

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Eamonn wrote:

Jarvis Cocker once lamented that the enduring legacy of Britpop was the "untucked shirt".   


 Unfortunate quote when juxtaposed with an image of Mr. Cocker from the Party Hard set, where he uncommonly wore his short untucked.



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Specifically wasn't it something like a tubby chap in a Ben Sherman shirt getting sucked-off?



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So glad this book got funded (I was an early bird) - for a long while it looked like it wasn't going to get there. Gonna be a joy to read.

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Given recent news as well, it'll be nice to see photos of all the band when they were younger and being so artistic. Hoping for some nice photos of Steve, there were some lovely shots of him during the TiH video. Also Nick being a casanova at the bar.

Also hoping for some behind-the-scenes photos of the bit where Jarvis is all tied up, for sheer awkwardness and comedic effect. Bonus points if someone had to storyboard that.

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Specifically wasn't it something like a tubby chap in a Ben Sherman shirt getting sucked-off?


I don't know why I'm thinking of this, but isn't there an urban legend that the album cover for TiH is cropped, and in the wider shot, Steve is... um... also present? Someone tweeted that, a while ago, but I'm taking it with a pinch of salt.



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lipglossed wrote:

Given recent news as well, it'll be nice to see photos of all the band when they were younger and being so artistic. Hoping for some nice photos of Steve, there were some lovely shots of him during the TiH video. Also Nick being a casanova at the bar.

Also hoping for some behind-the-scenes photos of the bit where Jarvis is all tied up, for sheer awkwardness and comedic effect. Bonus points if someone had to storyboard that.

Eamonn wrote:

Specifically wasn't it something like a tubby chap in a Ben Sherman shirt getting sucked-off?


I don't know why I'm thinking of this, but isn't there an urban legend that the album cover for TiH is cropped, and in the wider shot, Steve is... um... also present? Someone tweeted that, a while ago, but I'm taking it with a pinch of salt.



-- Edited by lipglossed on Friday 7th of April 2023 10:52:21 PM


 I distinctly remember seeing that as well. I think it might have been in an article about Horst Diekgardes who did the photography or Peter Saville. I think I saw it crop up on Tricia's twitter feed a while back but understandably, I don't want to ask her right now



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SarahAWilson wrote:
lipglossed wrote:

Given recent news as well, it'll be nice to see photos of all the band when they were younger and being so artistic. Hoping for some nice photos of Steve, there were some lovely shots of him during the TiH video. Also Nick being a casanova at the bar.

Also hoping for some behind-the-scenes photos of the bit where Jarvis is all tied up, for sheer awkwardness and comedic effect. Bonus points if someone had to storyboard that.

Eamonn wrote:

Specifically wasn't it something like a tubby chap in a Ben Sherman shirt getting sucked-off?


I don't know why I'm thinking of this, but isn't there an urban legend that the album cover for TiH is cropped, and in the wider shot, Steve is... um... also present? Someone tweeted that, a while ago, but I'm taking it with a pinch of salt.



-- Edited by lipglossed on Friday 7th of April 2023 10:52:21 PM


 I distinctly remember seeing that as well. I think it might have been in an article about Horst Diekgardes who did the photography or Peter Saville. I think I saw it crop up on Tricia's twitter feed a while back but understandably, I don't want to ask her right now


 Wow. To me, that's now the Holy Grail of Pulp.



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This is the only one I can think of (attached).



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Seems like that could be from the same shoot.

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Eamonn wrote:

Specifically wasn't it something like a tubby chap in a Ben Sherman shirt getting sucked-off?


I don't know why I'm thinking of this, but isn't there an urban legend that the album cover for TiH is cropped, and in the wider shot, Steve is... um... also present? Someone tweeted that, a while ago, but I'm taking it with a pinch of salt.

 

This picture?



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That's the bunny! Where did you find it?

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Oh my shitting christ.

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Good gravy.

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SarahAWilson wrote:

That's the bunny! Where did you find it?


 From Tricia's tumblr here https://spacefaring-kissboi.tumblr.com/post/148428436989/because-iwatch-thebees-and-i-were-discussing-it



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Anna wrote:
SarahAWilson wrote:

That's the bunny! Where did you find it?


 From Tricia's tumblr here https://spacefaring-kissboi.tumblr.com/post/148428436989/because-iwatch-thebees-and-i-were-discussing-it


 I knew I'd seen it on something Tricia had posted, but like I said I really didn't want to bother the poor girl. 



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