Thursday, June 9, 2016

100 Mavericks # 68 Jarvis Cocker

The only representative from those Brit Pop times. Luke Haines, the first on the list doesn't really count. In retrospect, much of the music from that period was pretty conservative at best. But Jarvis deserves a place at the table, for his contributions as a person just as much as the music he was a part of. His 'N Hers, Different Class and This Is Hardcore, still sound to me like a better depiction of Britain and all its oddities and simmering tensions than anything that Martin Amis generally offered.

'We can't help it. We're so thick we can't think ...'

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