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Encyclopedia > Razzmatazz (song)
"Razzmatazz"
Single by Pulp
B-side(s) Stacks, Inside Susan, 59 Lyndhurst Grove
Released February 1993 (U.K.)
Format CD, 7", 12"
Recorded Razzmatazz: October 1992, Maison Rouge Studios, London.
Inside Susan, a story in three songs: December 1992, Protocol Studios, London.
Genre Britpop/Rock
Label Gift Records
Writer(s) Jarvis Cocker/Pulp
Producer(s) Pulp
Peak chart positions

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Pulp singles chronology
"Babies"
(1992)
"Razzmatazz"
(1993)
"Do You Remember The First Time"
(1994)

Razzmatazz is a song and single by British rock group Pulp. It was their final single for Gift Records and peaked at 80 in the UK singles chart, despite critical acclaim. Pulp are a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... (I Wanna Have Your) Babies is the first single taken from Natasha Bedingfields second solo album. ... Headline text Media:Example. ... Pulp are a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Gift Records was a record label set up by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell, the founders of the Intelligent Dance Music label Warp Records. ...


All the tracks on the single was re-released within eight months by Island Records on their Intro compilation. Island Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group and is operated through The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... PulpIntro - The Gift Recordings is a compilation album released by the band Pulp. ...

Contents

The Songs

Razzmatazz details the decline of a cock-sure, though not particularly bright or high-class, girl who believes that all that's needed is a 'little bit of razzmatazz' in the months after the song's narrator leaves her. Within three weeks she has put on weight and started to date a man who looks like 'some bad comedian' and has stopped going out all the time instead perferring to sit in and watch television eating Cabury's Milk Tray, clear signs of depression which gets so bad her mother wants to have her committed. By the time the narrator bumps into her at the doctors waiting for 'a test' (likely a pregnancy test) she is going to parties and leaving alone. The songs chorus points out that everything has changed for the girl, she is no longer desirable to men and all of her old tricks don't work anymore. Milk Tray is a selection of milk chocolates with various fillings produced in the United Kingdom by Cadbury Schweppes. ...


The Single's three B-sides are a three-part story telling the life of a woman named Susan. Stacks deals with her early adolescence in Rotherham, its chorus warning that there are much better ways to spend her time that hanging around and going with boys. In Inside Susan she is in her later teens and the song is a spoken word account of her thoughts as she travels on a bus including recollections of a party where she got drunk on cider. Finally 59 Lyndhurst Grove finds Susan the second wife of an architect 'somewhere in South London' cheating on him with a lover and living a monotonous conventional life. It also recalls a party, though one much more reserved with friends and children. There is also a Rotherham, New Zealand. ...


Track listing

  1. "Razzmatazz" - 3:39
  2. "Stacks" - 2:42
  3. "Inside Susan" - 5:35
  4. "59 Lyndhurst Grove" - 3:33
  • "Stacks" did not appear on the 7" release.

Sleeve Notes

  • "I played these songs to Susan the other day - she just laughed and said I was being spiteful because she wouldn't sleep with me when we first met. She also said to tell you that she's perfectly happy where she is at the moment, thank you very much."

Sources

  • Razzamatazz's page on Space
  • Razzamatazz single page on PulpWiki
  • acrylicafternoons.com
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Albums
It | Freaks | Separations |His 'n' Hers | Different Class | This Is Hardcore | We Love Life
Compilation albums
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Singles
"My Lighthouse" | "Everybody's Problem" | "Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)" | "Dogs Are Everywhere" | "They Suffocate At Night"
"Master of the Universe" | "My Legendary Girlfriend" | "Countdown" | "O.U. (Gone, Gone)" | "My Legendary Girlfriend" (live)
"Babies" | "Razzmatazz" | "Lipgloss" | "Do You Remember The First Time" | "The Sisters EP" | "Common People"
"Mis-Shapes"/"Sorted for E's & Wizz" |"Disco 2000" | "Something Changed" | "Help The Aged" |"This Is Hardcore"
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