Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Warfield, San Francisco
So, last night, on the 29th anniversary of the release of their first record, svelte glammy/chatty Britpop heroes Pulp stormed the Warfield, where they played the shit out of their best singles and album tracks, stuck around for two encores after closing the main set with “Common People,” and were either a touch longwinded or a revelation of the power of theatrical dork-sex rock and roll, all depending on your eagerness to take in songs from the six Pulp albums not called Different Class.
A devotee of His n Hers, We Love Life, and especially the bleak, sublime This Is Hardcore, I'm more the latter than the former, but to be fair I'll leave the evaluative assessment portion of this write-up with this: Pulp played a lot of songs very well.
Now that that's out of the way, here's eight observations from the show.