Jarvis Cocker reveals that fame “did not satisfy” him at the height of Pulp’s popularity and bizarrely claims it “reminded him of pornography”
Jarvis Cocker has admitted that he found fame at the height of Pulp’s popularity in the 1990s.
The 56-year-old singer was one of Britpop’s main figureheads, and his band’s song Common People became one of the genre’s defining songs.
The front man told it The times“It was a very strange time for me because I had reached the ambition of my life and then noticed that it did not satisfy me.”
Revealing: Jarvis Cocker has admitted that he found fame unsatisfying at the height of Pulp’s popularity in the 1990s (pictured in 2014)
Instead, the star said that fame reminded him of ‘pornography,’ he explained: ‘[It] reminded me of pornography. About how pornography takes something amazing – love between two people who are physically expressed – and makes it a bit gross.
The Sheffield songwriter, whose lyrics often conveyed his lust and discussed sexual politics, also revealed how he learned about sex from his conservative parish council mother.
He said he overheard her conversations chatting with her friends after school.
Reluctant star: The singer, pictured in 1996, was one of Britpop’s main figureheads, with his band’s song Common People becoming one of the genre’s defining songs (pictured in 1996).
But now he says his politics are very different from hers, revealing, “She voted for Brexit, so I had to ban the discussion of that for two consecutive Christmas days just because I didn’t want to have massive fights.”
The singer has previously expressed support for the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion.
During the Q Awards in October, Jarvis was even joined by protesters on the red carpet.
The Pulp frontman tucked a square in his blazer pocket with the eco-activist group symbol and the words “Rebel for life” outside Camden’s Roundhouse with a banner that read, “No music on a dead planet.”
Faithful: Jarvis was joined by demonstrators of Extinction Rebellion on the red carpet at the Q Awards, held at London’s Roundhouse in October
Rebel for life: The Pulp frontman tucked a square in his blazer pocket with the eco-activist group symbol and the words ‘Rebel for life’
In the spring of 2018, Jarvis returned to his hometown and took part in protests against the Sheffield Council’s controversial plan for £ 2 billion.
Thousands of trees of the city have been cut as part of the strategy leading to clashes with protesters.
And hundreds of people of all ages have descended to central South Yorkshire in support of the campaign to save trees from the heel, including the Sheffield-born Cocker.
In the mix: Not only does he enjoy a long and successful career in the music industry, but he is also known for participating in numerous public protests
The singer was one of the speakers at the rally that addressed the passionate crowd.
“It’s great, I felt very proud of Sheffield. I don’t spend as much time as I used to in Sheffield, but I greet you, ”Jarvis said of the march.
“Cutting down trees at 4 a.m. is a bit of a stealth, you’re clearly not sure what you’re doing is right,” reported the Sheffield Star at that moment.