Good Pop, Bad Pop
The Sunday Times bestselling hit memoir from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
‘It’s real gold… its storytelling first class’ Sunday Times
What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display?
We all have a random collection of the things that made us – photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions:
Who do you think you are?
Are clothes important?
Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here?
From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley’s Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis’s unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he’d rather forget.
This is not a life story. It’s a loft story.
‘Nostalgic, playful and beautifully designed’ Daily Mail
‘Brilliant…lurid, entertaining’ Daily Telegraph
‘Terrific… Very funny’ Guardian
* A Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Daily Mail and Uncut *
Brilliant... accessible, pithy, lurid, entertaining, even laugh-out-loud funny... we can only hope that Cocker has enough tat for a second volume. * Telegraph * Poignant in a subtle, understated way; Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time for the age of the Ford Cortina... This book is about a very normal childhood and the everyday detritus it left behind. Common people indeed. * Times * Incredibly entertaining...a trip through the things that have made him who he is. * Evening Standard, *Books to Look Out For 2022* * Rummage through its pages - through the plastic and nylon, the tin and vinyl - and it's real gold, its shirts second-hand, of course, but its storytelling first class. * Sunday Times * Brilliant... Good Pop, Bad Pop is more than anyone dared hope for * i *
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