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The older stuff made me fall in love again
on 2 December 2000
I once borrowed a taped compilation of PULP from a good friend of mine. It grew on me, took over me, I was now a PULP fan. I couldn't justify owning one 90 tape so I bought several PULP albums (all that I could find) including Countdown 1992/1983 simply because it included a small hand full of tracks from my 90 tape, (And it was pretty cheap too). I knew what to expect from His 'n'Hers, Different Class and This is Hardcore but the suprise gem of my collection was this compilation. It was only after several listens that I realised just how much I loved their older stuff as much as the other, more commercial successes above.
The best way to desribe much of Countdown 1992/1983 would be hauntingly catchy. However, this will not appeal to all PULP fans but at the very least it is a very enjoyable trip back in time to see how PULP developed their unique style. (The CD also comes with an enjoyable booklet covering a brief history surrounding the early days of PULP).