This Is Hardcore

          Nick Banks    - percussion
          Jarvis Cocker - lead vocals and guitar
          Candida Doyle - piano and keyboard   
          Steve Mackey  - bass guitar
          Mark Webber   - guitar

©1998 Island Records

Track Listing:
  1. The Fear
  2. Dishes
  3. Party Hard
  4. Help The Aged
  5. This Is Hardcore
  6. TV Movie
  7. A Little Soul
  8. I'm A Man
  9. Seductive Barry
  10. Sylvia
  11. Glory Days
  12. The Days After The Revolution
  13. Like A Friend (Bonus Track)

All words by Jarvis Cocker
All Music by Pulp.

Various Notes:
  • Released over 2 years after Different Class, this album apparently kept the band so busy, a British newspaper offered an award for photographs of Jarvis out and about town.
  • The opening line of "Dishes", "I'm not Jesus but I have the same initials", came to Jarvis while he was riding his bicycle.
  • The cover of this album caused many debates, some thought the girl was dead or a dummy, some thought she was having "porn star sex" (sex that had become routine and boring). Jarvis stated on his AOL Chat that he wanted the cover to be attractive and repulsive at the same time.
  • "Glory Days" was originally "Cocaine Socialism", but the lyrics (which insulted socialists) were changed at Island's request and the original version was released as a b-side to "A Little Soul".

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