"Born To Cry" is a fairly obscure song even by Pulp standards - it was included on the soundtrack album to the 1999 film Notting Hill, except only on the UK version - and strangely the song doesn't actually feature in the film itself. It remained a hidden gem for the longest time, until it got an unusual live debut - at the band's very last show! It was played in the band's farewell show at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield in December 2012, with Richard Hawley - a friend of the band and who's own solo career had been inspired and encouraged by Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey back in 2000 (Mackey being an ex-classmate of Hawley), guesting on-stage adding extra guitar, as he did regularly during their reunion tour.
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."