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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Aaron's Thing of the Week: 27th May, 2009

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 2:00 PM

It's time again for Aaron's Thing of the Week, when I present to you, the loyal Rundown Reader, something completely random that I like. Why? Because I want to, that's why. 

This week's thing is one of my very favorite music videos ever made, Pulp's "This Is Hardcore." Hugely underappreciated album (of which this was the title track), as it didn't have quite the punch of their previous effort, Different Class. Nonetheless, Pulp may very well have been the greatest of all britpop bands, if also one of the least accessible and, at times, alienating. 

The video itself is brilliant, sticking to a very pulp cinema look, with plenty of late 60s British life being portrayed in gorgeous, radioactive technicolor, along with some of the best terrible acting this side of the Johnny Wadd grindhouse features. Bah. Enough of my rambling. On with the show. 

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