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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Pulp Launch Cover Competition
Pulp have launched their new competition to find unusual cover versions of their material.
It's been a decade since the classic line up of Pulp last took to the stage, which is more than enough time to forget how to play some of the more obscure elements of their back catalogue.
Using YouTube to refresh their memory, Pulp discovered a few bizarre yet wonderful cover versions. Deciding that these were worth hearing, the band confirmed plans to launch a new contest.
Gathering their favourites, the band invited fans to submit their own versions. PulpTube will whittle down these renditions until a winner is found, with the voting stage of the competition now open:
"Friends – during the process of learning to play the old songs again we have been consulting the versions posted by various persons on the internet. Very educational! So we thought we’d share some of our favourites with you."
"View them online at http://www.pulppeople.com/ and vote for YOUR favourites – or upload your own renditions if you think you could do better. Please get involved. It will be fun. We’re offering a musical prize to the winner (if we can find them out in cyberspace)."
"Less than two months to go before the first show. Hmmm – can’t wait to meet you face to face. In the meantime... Keep the faith."