Nothing Like A Friend

Album: Hollow Meadows (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Richard Hawley's former Pulp bandmate, Jarvis Cocker, popped in to play a 1960s bass synth on this track. Hawley told HMV.com about his pal's contribution: "Me and Jarvis obviously go way back. He's got this weird bass, it's like one of the first synths, it's got this incredible bass sound and I wanted that kind of sound."

    "Since the song was called 'Nothing Like A Friend' and he had the bass I thought it was a no brainer, we had a nice afternoon and he did it all in one take."

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