Serge accused the Brits of sending a bad message to working class bands
Alexandra Pollard

10:32 20th February 2015

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has waded into the recent class debate which erupted between Kasabian and Sleaford Mods, saying, "Let's get over that and move on."

Speaking to The Independent last month, Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno said of their failure to gain a Brit nomination: "It's a conspiracy. They're trying to shut rock n' roll out. What sort of message does that send to working class rock n' roll bands, which the industry is in dire need of?"

Responding to these comments, Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson told Gigwise, "I heard that on the radio, I flew into a fucking rage. It really pissed me off, y'know, all these cunts playing the working class card. They said goodbye to their roots a long time ago. Fuck off." 

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He continued: "What are they saying about the younger generation? What are they saying about the working class? What have they ever said about the working class? Nothing, fuck off. It's like Gallagher, he's the same. Playing up to the working class thing - he still thinks he's working class. No, no no no no - it doesn't work like that mate." 

This week, accepting an NME Award for his band's documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets, Cocker told the crowd, "A long time ago, last century, we made a record and it was called Different Class. It wasn't called Working Class, and it wasn't called Upper Class and it wasn't called Middle Class. It was called Different Class because, let's get over that and move onto something else. OK?"

The NME Awards, which took place on Wednesday (18 February), also saw Foo Fighters confirm that they will be headlining Glastonbury this summer.

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