Pulp's Jarvis Cocker Says David Bowie Makes Him Feel Lazy
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2013
Talking about his exhibition...
In an interview with the Evening Standard (via NME), Pulp's Jarvis Cocker said that David Bowie made him feel lazy.
Talking about the "David Bowie Is" exhibition at London's V&A gallery (which opens on Saturday), he said: "The main thing that will impress people as they go around the V&A is the sheer volume of stuff Bowie has done, it makes me feel very lazy. He made a real impact on our culture: he brought a lot of those quite subversive and alternative ideas right into people's living rooms. He had a very normal name - David Jones - and in a way he was a very typical person of his era, and yet he turned himself into a unique creature. When I was growing up David Bowie was like the patron saint of the music scene, and then he disappeared for a while and I feel that now he is back like a benign force floating above us. I'm getting into his new album. Recycling the sleeve of the '"Heroes"' album with 'The Next Day' stuck over the front of it says interesting things about looking back. Maybe it's saying that the latest idea to go forward is that you have to go back - that's kind of what is happening in culture at the moment."