Tim’s imaginary compilation album yesterday understandably concentrated on what is rightly regarded as the band’s golden period. But I’m a bit of a sucker for one of their early songs dating back to 1985 and released as the lead track on an 12″ EP on Fire Records:-
mp3 : Pulp – Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)
It is a precursor to the sort of lyric and tune that would much later on provide the band with critical acclaim and commercial success.
Here’s the equally wonderful b-sides the last of which doesn’t have Jarvis on lead vocal duties:-
mp3 : Pulp – Simultaneous
mp3 : Pulp – Blue Glow
mp3 : Pulp – The Will To Power
Looking back, it was probably just as well that the single was a flop as it would have set the band on an entirely different course and they would in all likelihood have broken up before the 90s came along.