This Is Hardcore" is a song by British indie band Pulp, and was released as the second single from their 1998 album This Is Hardcore. It was released on 9 March 1998 and charted at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart (see 1998 in British music). It was also the band's only top 50 hit in New Zealand, reaching number 38 on the RIANZ chart in April. The song uses a sample of "Bolero on the Moon Rocks" by the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra.
This Is Hardcore is the sixth album by English band Pulp, first released in March 1998. It came three years after their breakthrough album, Different Class, and was eagerly anticipated. In 2013, NME ranked it at number 166 in its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. As with the band's previous album, Different Class, it reached No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart, and was well received critically, earning Pulp a third successive nomination for the 1998 Mercury Prize.
On This Is Hardcore, Pulp make it clear they have outgrown Britpop and belong right up there with Ray Davies and Costello and Morrissey, those who look at England with a satirist's eye and a balladeer's heart. If Cocker does have an eye on rock'n'roll posterity (and if he doesn't, why does the intro to "A Little Soul" pay homage to/rip off Smokey Robinson's "Tracks of My Tears"?), it might explain why the new album sounds slightly clunky in places. In many ways, the album is a telling pop counterblast to the archetypically rock mindsets of 'OK Computer' and 'Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'. For where those two albums contemplate emotional extremities with solipsistic self-absorption, 'This Is Hardcore' looks at similarly troubling subject matter but always with a knowing look in its eyes and a sense of perspective.
Then Pulp threw the gauntlet of This Is Hardcore, an unsparing send-off and hangover for the day after the revolution-or was it all just a fashionable party? The group’s sixth album was immediately met with controversy. Its cover, by artists Peter Saville and John Currin, features an uncanny valley portrait of a Hollywood blonde, her nude torso bent over red satin sheets. Her elongated neck arcs unsettlingly towards her open mouth and detached eyes, the album’s hot pink title stamped obscenely across her skin
This Is Hardcore (CD, Album). Wonderful album and arguably Pulp's best. Discs are 120g which is disappointing and I find the sound crisp but lacking depth. It is not a bad pressing, but in my opinion it could have been better. The discs are free from noise at least but I wouldn't pay more than £20 for it.
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You are hardcore, you make me hard. You name the drama and I'll play the part. It seems I saw you in some teenage wet dream. I like your get up if you know what I mean. Oh, what a hell of a show but what I want to know: what exactly do you do for an encore? 'Cos this is Hardcore. Writer(s): CANDIDA DOYLE, STEPHEN MACKEY, PETER THOMAS, NICK BANKS, JARVIS BRANSON COCKER, MARK WEBBER. album: "This Is Hardcore" (1998).
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This Is Hardcore (4 Hero Remix)
Engineer, Sitar – Leon MarRemix, Producer [Additional] – 4 Hero
This Is Hardcore (Swedish Erotica Remix)
Engineer [Additional] – X Davidson*Guitar – Michael PadillaRemix – Tipsy
"This Is Hardcore" embodies a sample of "Bolero on the Moon Rocks" written by Peter Thomas, recorded by The Peter Thomas Sound Orchester under licence brom Bungalow Records and published by Ring Musik GmbH.
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Performer:Pulp Genre: Electronic / Rock Title: This Is Hardcore Country: UK Released: 1998 Style: Noise, Drum n Bass, Brit Pop MP3 version ZIP size: 1311 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1835 mb Rating: 4.2 Votes: 517 Other Formats: ASF DXD MP3 AUD MP4 VOC FLAC