Some good insights into Pulp's roots, the themes behind Jarvis' songs, and their fanbase, but it ought to have been better. Also it ignores the significant contribution of Russell Senior - perhaps that's out of convenience, as he had left the reunion tour before the final Sheffield gig the film's constructed around. The exclusion doesn't seem very gregarious for what's otherwise a pleasant victory lap.
There's an oblique lightly-handled sociology to this. The visuals of Sheffield, the anecdotes about social exclusion and inclusion, could all add up to a dark vision of Britain, but it's funny and human and Pulp have a cross-class unifying presence - one that we will always miss, and need more than ever.
a joyful experience. one of great regrets in life is that i never went to see pulp live and this goes someway to redeeming that. would have liked to have seen bit more of gig but then you can't have everything...I would also like a time machine so I could actually go to the gig but like I say, you can't have everything..
I had the pleasure of seeing Pulp on both the 'Different Class' and 'This Is Hardcore' tours and always felt their departure from the scene was premature. This record of their reunion concert in 2011 is hardly fitting epitaph either though. Fun if you were there I suppose but the majesty seems diminished. As much a portrait of Sheffield though unlikely to be used by the local tourist board for obvious reasons.
Es una pequeña crónica musical de un concierto que pudiera parecer bastante simple para el fanático de Pulp y no tan cautivante para aquel que medianamente conoce a la banda. Un documental al que quizá le hubiera venido mejor plasmar la emoción de un último concierto de manera diferente.