Pulp setlist for Osaka Club Quattro, Japan, 27 January 1996:
Do You Remember The First Time?
Sorted For E's & Wizz
Have You Seen Her Lately?
Live Bed Show
- - - - -
Pulp's first ever concert in Japan ought to have been a celebratory affair. But 'equipment problems' meant that the punters
were left waiting in the cold for an extra 90 minutes before being allowed into the venue. To make matters worse, the band weren't
particularly tight and Jarvis was in a grumpy mood, attributed in part to the miserablism of jet lag. On two occasions he
complained about the spotlight shining in his eyes and even had to fend off some disgruntled hecklers who were complaining about
being left in the cold, prompting heated debate within the crowd about whether the hecklers should "shut the fuck up". On top of
all that, Jarvis somehow got electrocuted... twice! The first shock came from his microphone during the intro to Live Bed Show,
prompting him to start the song again without the guitar (so no extended version). The second shock came from his guitar during
Babies which had to be aborted before the first chorus: "I'm not gonna touch another guitar for the rest of this concert".
There's an exceptional bootleg of the show, worth tracking down if only because it thrusts you right to the front row amidst all
the excitement, passion, drama and anger. And to think the events of February 19 were exactly three weeks away...