Mother, Brother, Lover, Hardback


Jarvis Cocker is widely regarded as one of the most original and memorable lyricists and performers of the last three decades.

Here, for the first time, is a selection of sixty-six lyrics, presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself.

In this volume, readers (and Pulp fans) will find such classic Jarvis lyrics as "Common People", "Disco 2000", "Babies", "This is Hardcore" and "Do You Remember the First Time?" The selection, assembled by the author, reveals a sensibility that is unmistakably Jarvis: a sometimes visceral, sometimes everyday take on love, relationships and the things we do to each other when the lights get low. "Mother, Brother, Lover" takes the reader on a thirty-year tour into the life, art and preoccupations of one of the great British artists of the late twentieth century.

Shocking, sharp, clever and funny, it is a beautiful collection of lyrics and commentary.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780571281909



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops