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Win The Beat Is The Law film poster signed by All Pulp members

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

The Beat Is The Law poster signed by Pulp

Here is a reminder about your chance to enter a prize draw and win a very collectible The Beat is The Law film poster designed by The Designers Republic incorporating the iconic ‘Kes’ two fingers Jarvis image and remarkably signed by all the members of reformed Pulp including Jarvis Cocker (No Offence), Candida Doyle, Steve Mackay, Nick Banks, Mark Webber and Russel Senior.

Here’s how to enter: Purchase a Streaming rental of The Beat Is The Law film (90 Mins) or the film plus extras (120 mins) or the Spanish subtitled version from our on demand distrify video player here, and you will automatically enter a prize draw.
One lucky name drawn randomly from those who have purchased our GREEN button items will receive this exclusive signed poster. 10 other lucky names will also be drawn who will each receive a fabulous film poster each (signed by the film’s director if you want).

Last day of entry for the draw is the last day of Pulp’s 2012 tour (23rd December).

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PWEI’s Clint Mansell remembers The Wicker, Sheffield 1987

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Briefly namechecked in The Beat Is The Law by Rob Gordon, Pop Will Eat Itself made their first album, Box Frenzy, produced by Rob Gordon at FON studios in the Wicker, 1987.
25 years later Clint Mansell, one of the key members of PWEI, watched The Beat Is The Law and was kind enough to write to the director and recall life in Sheffield at the time…

Hi Eve,
really enjoyed the film – particularly as I had recorded at FON on the Wicker when I was in Pop Will Eat Itself.
We recorded our first album and a single with Rob Gordon. So we knew Dave Taylor, Ian Anderson did our artwork, Cassius,Winston & Parrott scratched on the tracks, Ruth sang on the album. She was even wearing a PWEI baseball cap in the video to ‘House Arrest’.
Anyway, they’re all good people who I haven’t seen in many years so thanks for that.

It was an exciting time for us, making our first album, but also times were changing for FON/Sheffield because, even though it was difficult times you could sense the creativity and the drive that existed round these talented people, trying to do their thing!

We heard music that was well outside our frame of reference at that time – Detroit techno, house music…even scratching was such a new experience to us…it was 1987, hip hop was hitting the mainstream – we hadn’t discovered Public Enemy yet – it was Run DMC, Beastie Boys and 12″ mixes of Madonna that we were loving. Sheffield broke us out of the indie straitjacket that had really run its course for us at that time.

The Wicker was a wasteland then, real deserted ghost town. Just the factories, a couple of pubs and a kebab shop! We were seriously broke so we didn’t venture too far from the studio anyway…on a later visit we went to Leeds for a night at Back To Basics but that was a long time later – we couldn’t afford that sort of hedonistic behavior in ’87 – it was a four pack of kestrel lager and a take away curry/kebab in the studio back then!

PWEI exists without me now. I live in Los Angeles and am a film composer – I’ve scored all of Darren Aronofsky’s films – Pi/Requiem/The Fountain, The Wrestler/Black Swan amongst others, notably Moon…I loved my time in PWEI but rocknroll is really a young persons game and that’s something I cannot be accused of!
Clint
www.clintmansell.com

more on PWEI’s first album Box Frenzy here>>

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The Beat Is The Law Guard Dogs

Friday, June 17th, 2011

fanfare poster guard dogsThe first in a series of photos sent in by those who won The Beat Is The Law – Fanfare For the Common People posters signed by Pulp.

We asked the lucky few to photo the signed poster hung up in their pride of place.

This is what Helen M. from The Lake District, UK  had to say about her photo:
“Fantastic film, enjoyed it more than anything else I’ve seen in ages. Feel very lucky to have won a film poster as well (very nice it is too!). Since you asked for pictures of the posters in pride of place, I thought I’d send you this. It’s not quite pride of place yet: I was preparing to hang my poster up on the wall, put it down for a second and left the room. As if they knew it was important, my two whippets Bell and Charlie rushed in to guard the poster and insisted on sleeping like that for most of the afternoon… I always knew they had good taste! Charlie always gets very happy when I play Longpigs or Pulp, so he’s clearly a fan!”

Thanks Helen.

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The Beat is the Law 80s Special

A Film by Eve Wood

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