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His 'N' Hers [CD]

Pulp Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal / Island
  • ASIN: B000024CMT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,025 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Joyriders 3:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lipgloss 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Acrylic Afternoons 4:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Have You Seen Her Lately? 4:110.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Babies 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. She's A Lady 5:490.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Happy Endings 4:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Do You Remember The First Time? 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pink Glove 4:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Someone Like The Moon 4:180.79  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

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Fifteen years after forming Arabacus Pulp as a schoolboy, Jarvis Cocker finally scored his first hit single with "Babies"--a sexually-charged tale of teenage voyeurism which saw Jarvis on Top Of The Pops with "I hate Wet Wet Wet" written on his jacket. At the time, the Scottish superstars dismissed such behaviour as desperate attention-grabbing from indie no-hopers. Britain, though, had already decided it could do with a pop star who could wring poetry from the grubbier little enclaves of small-town life. And in low rent synth-dramas, such as "Acrylic Afternoons", "Pink Glove", and the bilious "Joyriders", Jarvis began to deliver in earnest, coming on like the missing link between Serge Gainsbourg and The Human League. His'N'Hers didn't finish off the job, of course--it would take a more dynamic producer and a class-avenging anthem called "Common People" to make him a national treasure. Wet Wet Wet's career though, never quite recovered. --Peter Paphides

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PULP His N Hers (1994 UK 11-track CD album jewel case. After fifteen years this was the breakthrough album for Jarvis Cocker and Pulp and includes their first chart hits Babies and Do You Remember The First Time? The sleeve and disc are both in excellent condition CID8025)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
In much the same way that a parent, although they love their children unconditionally, has a golden period of their kids childhood (usually the post toddler phase when they are forming their own distinct personality but still retain that cherubic cuteness) so it is the same with music. Pulp, as everyone should be aware, were around for a very long time before they broke through and I saw them live several times just as they were on the cusp and you could sense they had something special about them. Though I am intensely fond of the "Separations" material ("My Legendary Girlfriend" is the first Pulp song I ever heard and is still one of my favourites) there is no doubt for me that "His N Hers" released in 1994 is their finest moment. It catches them while they still had a certain eccentric gaucheness about them but had written songs that clearly showed an acute pop sensibility with an burgeoning perverse yet mature awareness of social minutiae. Pulp more than any other band around at the time and indeed since sang with eloquence and no little humour about the lives they , or rather Jarvis, had lived.

Of course in raconteur, clown, comedian, social commentator and singer Jarvis Cocker they had a front man who you just knew would be a star the first time you laid eyes on him. Exuding discounted faux glamour their synthetic mini operas were witty, clever, sometimes audacious and nearly always as catchy as a summer cold. Their sound was given an organic base by Russell Seniors pullulating violin and scabrous guitars. Candida Doyles lurid keyboard, piano; synthesizer lines give the music the grimy yet alluring quality that made it so intoxicating. Most importantly Pulp had the songs.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulp's finest album 2 May 2008
By Maclennane VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Somehow more raw, more angry, more honest than Different Class; I found it harder to get into at first, but after a few listens, there simply isn't a weak song on there, and there are angst-ridden haunting tracks aplenty. It has something of an eighties feel, but Pulp were never quite at home with the shoutiness of Liam or the inanity of Country House, just as they didn't know what to do when they got properly famous.

If you've got into Pulp through Disco 2000 or Es and Whizz, this wil be a revelation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whew! 15 Mar 2003
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
An album full of dizzying emotional intensity as Jarvis gasps and groans his heart out to a succession of screwed up characters. The result is an immensely enjoyable listen - and they make it sound easy.
The album opens up a storm with Joyriders, a portrayal of a certain type of youth which instantly leaps out as authentic to anyone who wasn't born with a silver spoon in his/her mouth. Lipgloss is engaging but the touching Have You Seen Her Lately? and She's A Lady prove more ultimately satisfying on repeated listenings. Lust asserts itself as the major theme, yet it is usually coupled with hang-wringing emotionalism (the simultaneous innocence and perversity of Babies and the hunger and urgency of Do You Remember the First Time? and Pink Glove being highlights) - apart from the thwarted longings of Joyriders' thugs!
If I could change anything, it would be the running order. I'd prefer to finish with a flashier number rather than the low-key Someone Like the Moon and David's Last Summer, but that's what the programming function on the CD player's for.
In spite of some of their headline-hitting scenes, Pulp are musically unpretentious. Almost all of the songs have some element of a poppy hook to keep you screaming along with the ever wonderful lyrics. The balance struck between the cheery and the bleak contributes to making His 'n' Hers an unfailingly convincing collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pulps finest 1 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
Superior to 'A different class', in many ways. Lyrically and musically it seems more genuine and sophisticated. 'Lipgloss' is one of the finest songs of the 90's, along with 'do you remember the first time'. Brilliant fusions of 'upbeat', seemingly disco beats with aching, melancholic lyrics. Great album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than "Different Class" 28 Mar 2009
By Pablo
Format:Audio CD
My first review for Amazon! Just had to say how much I love this album. It brings backs so many lovely memories of the mid 1990s, and is wonderful in all respects. Clever, intelligent, melodic, it just hits all the right notes even now in 2009. The opening chords to "Babies" still makes my spine tingle 15 years later every time I hear it, and remains one of my all time favourites. Just sit back with a beer, low lights and enjoy - Jarvis just exudes smoothness and intelligence, and it's a pleasure to listen to. Just enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime album from a fantastic band 20 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'll get to the point here. His 'n' Hers is an utterly fantastic album in every possible way. The songs are tuneful, meaningful and heartfelt and are beautifully played and sung all the way through although it does sound ever-so-slightly dated today. The production is a bit flat compared with Different Class and This Is Hardcore but this disc has more longevity than the former yet more accessibility than the latter.
Anyway, the songs themselves; unfortunately the album opens with arguably the weakest track (weak being a relative term) in 'Joyriders' which is short and rocky enough for one not to mind but the tracks that follow are all in a different class (it's been a long day). 'Lipgloss' is a Pulp classic, as are 'Babies' and 'Do You Remember The First Time?' and all rightly so; catchy but perverted, prime Pulp material. On a personal note though the tracks 'Pink Glove' and 'Have You Seen Her Lately?' are for me some of the best numbers the band has ever recorded, from the irresistible hooks right down to the tuneful wail of Mr. Cocker. The tenth track, 'Someone Like The Moon', is much-maligned by Pulp fans and I cannot see why; it is slower than the preceding tracks but is almost tragic and mournful, a different direction from the band here. The final track is probably longer than is necessary and a bit uninspired when contrasted with what has gone before but it is a grower.
My only complaint is that 'Razzmatazz' is not on the CD (at least the British version of it) which is a shame since it would make an outstanding album unbearably and overwhelmingly amazing.
Five stars awarded, easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes.. yes... yes... yes... and yes
I read all the 5 star reviews that have gone before. All are absolutely spot on. Joyriders is the only duff-ish track on the album. After that it just gets better and better.... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. G. Fielding
5.0 out of 5 stars I wanna take you home, I wanna give you children, you might be my...
Great album, 'Babies', 'Joyriders', 'Lipgloss', 'Happy Endings' and 'Do you remember the first time' are my favourite tracks off this album, I would recommend it to any Pulp fan... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sophie Sharp
5.0 out of 5 stars Pulp CD
Bought for my Son - exactly what he wanted!! Arrived at the time expected - in time to be wrappedfor Christmas!!
Published 15 months ago by J.A. Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking album...well worth buying
Different class is obviously the pulp album of choice but this is definitely worth the few quid to hear the raw lust of babies and the sheer class of do you remember the first... Read more
Published 17 months ago by AbiFrank
5.0 out of 5 stars This is of a different class .......
It has happened many times in the past and will happen all over again. A more commercial album in a bands back catalogue is lauded as their 'best' but you've got to look deeper. Read more
Published on 27 May 2011 by Dixa
5.0 out of 5 stars Slice of the real 90s
I thoroughly agree with a previous reviewer's comments that this is somehow more raw, more angry than Different Class; the bassline of Bodiesand refrain of Do you remember the... Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2010 by P. Lomax
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrillingly intense
Exciting songwriting with absorbing backing that builds tension brilliantly, packed with fascinating stories and brain-tickling observations. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2009 by Suzabella
4.0 out of 5 stars pulp his'n'hers review
timeless lyrics that at times are actually quite clever. One of those rare albums where you dont have to skip a single track.
Published on 30 May 2009 by K. N. ogg
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to do just about anything by
I bought this when it first came out. I was in Virgin and a song was playing in the background (Lipgloss). Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2007 by J. R. Turner
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