Reunited Britpop deities Pulp, looking just as debonair as you’d expect, were the musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, and I’m very happy to report that they absolutely slayed. On the show proper, the band played their undisputed stone classic “Common People.” And as a web bonus, they also did a song I haven’t heard in a dog’s age: “Like A Friend,” a relative obscurity that appeared on the Great Expectations soundtrack and on the B-side to “A Little Soul.” Jarvis Cocker remains an absolute wonder of gawky middle-aged charisma and an inspiration to us all. Tuesday mornings can be tough, so you owe it to yourself to watch this one.
Below, we’ve got both performances. And as a special bonus, we’ve also got a clip of the last time the band appeared on Late Night: 1998, when Conan O’Brien hosted and they played the This Is Hardcore song “Party Hard.”
Pulp will perform at Coachella this weekend, and I’m suddenly a little more jealous of everyone who’s going.