As the former lead singer of disco-flecked pop-rock outfit Pulp, Jarvis Cocker earned notoriety as an outspoken commentator on British life and culture. After years of low-impact releases, Pulp had a massive hit with their 1995 single, "Common People." In 1996, Cocker famously interrupted a live televised Michael Jackson performance, disturbed by what he saw as Jackson's Messianic staging. Since putting Pulp on hiatus in 2002, Jarvis Cocker has gone on to direct videos, appear as a musician in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and contribute songs to that film, as well as the recent feature, Children of Men. In September of 2006, Pulp re-released three standout albums, each with a bonus collection of B-sides and rarities. Jarvis, Cocker's first solo album debuted this past November in the UK.
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