Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to discuss Different Class in Stowmarket
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Common People and the Year 2000 will be discussed by the voice behind one of the most iconic albums of the Britpop era in Suffolk next month.
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will be at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts to discuss the band’s 1995 album Different Class with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, as part of the Classic Album Sundays series.
As part of the session, legendary DJ John Peel’s own vinyl copy of the album will be played in its entirety, uninterrupted, followed by a question and answer session, where audience members will be able to question Cocker.
The Pulp frontman visited the centre in October as part of an event marking the 10th anniversary of Peel’s death.
The DJ’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft, said she was really pleased Cocker was coming back to Suffolk.
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She added: “He had come to the centre before and he was impressed with it, which was a good lever to get him back.
“It’s wonderful he’s coming.
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“A lot of the time classic album sessions happen without a collaborator introducing it.
“It’s special to do it with Pulp and have Jarvis talk about it.”
The session will take place on June 6, a Saturday, as Cocker has his own show on BBC Radio Six on Sundays.
Sheila also said the music quality on the sound system would be like listening to the album “under the most amazing conditions.”
Sheila added there was a worry Peel didn’t have a vinyl copy of the album, and thought they might have to play a CD copy.
“I know it sounds silly but it’ll be nice to play John’s own copy, with his numbering in the corner. I think that’s quite special.
“It should be really quite good,” she added.
“Tickets are going pretty quickly, but we’re trying to get as many people in there as possible to create a good atmosphere.
“I said to him you are going to come back, it’s quite nice that he has.”
Sheila added it remained important to the centre to keep local acts coming in.
“But when you get something bigger it adds a bit and gives us a boost.
“The bigger events shouldn’t be more important than putting on local bands and they aren’t.
“But it’s a good way to get people through the door to see the other stuff that goes on.
“It’s a question of building the audience.”
The session takes place between 5pm and 8pm. Advance tickets are £18.
For more information, and to buy tickets, visit www.classicalbumsundays.com