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- Posted on Apr 12th 2011 10:30AM by Chris Mugan
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Yet in a posting on its Pulp People Web site, the band says it has found inspiration from the many cover versions posted online. In fact, the Sheffield group has been so taken by such efforts, it has compiled a page -- titled PulpTube, naturally -- to showcase some favourites.
In their online newsletter, Pulp say, "Friends -- during the process of learning to play the old songs again we have been consulting the versions posted by various persons on the internet. Very educational! So we thought we'd share some of our favourites with you."
The band led by Jarvis Cocker invites fans to vote for the acts and even upload their own renditions, while "offering a musical prize to the winner." So far, a Mexican Jarvis impersonator (Xavis Cocker) and Keane seem to be outshining the ukulele strummers, with the nostalgic 'Disco 2000' proving an especially popular choice.
Last seen live in 2002, the Britpop faves have been on an extended hiatus, but announced last November they were reforming for live shows later this year, as previously reported in Spinner. Pulp start out on May 27 at Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival.