PRE-ORDER Good Pop, Bad Pop by Jarvis Cocker Signed
City Books

PRE-ORDER Good Pop, Bad Pop by Jarvis Cocker Signed

Regular price £20.00 £0.00 Unit price per
Tax included.
This title is due to be published 26th May 2022.
***Pre-ordered titles will be shipped in the week of publication. If you place a pre-order alongside a title we have in stock, they will be shipped separately and you will be charged accordingly at checkout***
What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display? We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions: Who do you think you are? Are clothes important? Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here? From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he'd rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process - writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

This is not a life story. It's a loft story.

Penguin Random House is also running a special pre-order competition on this title! To enter, see details below. The winner will receive:

  • A pair of tickets to the winner’s choice of Jarvis' Penguin Live tour dates

  • Signed art print of the book cover

  • A signed hardback copy of Good Pop, Bad Pop 

  • PLUS items donated by Jarvis himself from his loft, including a vintage beer mat and some musical-themed iron-on transfers!


Competition entry page is here: