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Today's ear X-tacy: Pulp "Common People"

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

This week in 1995, British alt-rock band Pulp released “Common People,” as the lead single from their 5th studio album, Different Class. It’s considered to be the band’s signature song and a defining track for the Britpop movement.

Frontman Jarvis Cocker once stated, “I realized that we had written something that had pretensions to being anthemic. It was an anthem. A class anthem.”

The song has been covered by other artists, most notably by William (Captain Kirk) Shatner, produced by Ben Folds, with the “Common People Choir” recorded at a Folds concert in Louisville.

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org