the age of sixteen, Jarvis and his school friends decided
to form a band. They called it Arabacus Pulp (later
Pulp), a name taken from a school book. Still very young
they were keen to get involved in the by then thriving
Sheffield music scene. In this film Jarvis and his sister,
Saskia, are interviewed together. They talk about their
experiences of that time, Jarvis comments on their then
favourite local band Artery and talk about Sheffield
night life in those post punk years.
involvement in the scene was still marginal compared
to the other bands like the Human league, which were
all a few years older than them. In 1980, Marcus Featherby
a local band manager took them under his wing and organised
their first gig at the Rotherham Arts Centre.
Jarvis Cocker's MySpace site
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