11th May 1992 - The Leadmill, Sheffield (live)


  • Date: Monday, 11th May 1992
  • Venue: The Leadmill
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Admission: £3.50 (on door)
  • Support band: Various Vegetables

A special party to launch Warp's "Gift Records". Also part of the O.U. Tour.


  1. Live On
  2. Countdown
  3. The Boss
  4. Razzmatazz
  5. Don't You Want Me Anymore?
  6. Babies
    Jarvis: "Yeah, that was all about having it off in your parent's bed while they are on holiday in Spain. Did you guess that? Something I've not done for a long time. My mother won't let me in the house any more now... I forgot to wash the sheets afterwards."
    Guy in audience: "Master of the Universe!"
    Jarvis: "Erm, Master of the Universe, we're not playing that one, I'm sorry."
    Guy in audience: "Please!"
    Jarvis: "I appreciate you being polite and all that, but we don't know how to play it."
    Guy in audience: "I want my money back!"
    Jarvis: "Anyway, this song is called - what's it called - Death II yeah. It's based on Master of the Universe. It's like a variation on a theme."
  7. Death II
  8. Glass
    Jarvis: "...and this ones called She's a Lady. Oh yes it is."
    Guy in audience: "I love the way that she moves!"
    Jarvis: "I do and all... You don't even know her. You must be thinking of someone else."
  9. She's a Lady
    Jarvis: "This song is called O.U. and it's our next single coming out on Gift records. You'll be able to hear it if you listen to Fresh FM on Wednesday between 7 and 9 pm because we've got a radio show there. And, not only that, you are going to hear it right now - yes, you are - within the Leadmill walls. And it sounds a lot like this..."
  10. O.U.
    - - - -
  11. Happy Endings (live debut?)
  12. My Legendary Girlfriend
  13. Styloroc (Nites of Suburbia)
    ...and maybe more


An incomplete audience recording exists.


Mike Batey in Orange:

The Kids rubbed shoulders with dodgy media types on this historic night held to celebrate the launch of Warp's new 'indie guitar' label Gift. The new label's first two signings were being showcased tonight: the event was also a launching pad for Pulp's fab new single O.U. (Gone, Gone) which Orange, being so far ahead of the "competition", reviewed last month.

After a short delay. Sheffield's professional bridesmaids came on to a polite but rather muted reception. Pulp put on a tight but fervent performance, featuring, but not going mad with, the 'new' (ha!) album Separations (reviewed elsewhere in these pages). Tracks like Countdown (a single, about 300 years ago). Death II and Don't you want me anymore? (aww!) boded very well for the overdue long player. By the time they reached the swirling, delicious O.U., the crowd had become a lot more receptive. The band in turn seemed inspired by this belated burst of enthusiasm, and Jarvis accordingly decreed with solemnity that the stylopnone be turned up all the way.

Jarvis' performance on the night was a triumph of controlled caprice or carefully choreographed lunacy. His swaying, shimmying, arm-flapping antics were a surreal combination of the young Elvis and Mr Bean: judging by his camp karate kicks he must remember Nicolas Cage on Wogan. He provided the focus for a sharp, witty, assured set which I'm sure will find a wider (and, yes, larger) audience very soon. As the gig ended, the back-slapping media lig began; but Pulp were good enough to ensure that the night ultimately belonged not to record company freeloaders, but to The Kids. And that's how it should be.

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