Questlove from the Roots made a provocative tweet ahead of Jarvis Cocker’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s show yesterday (July 30). “hmmm. Fighting the urge to get Jarvis Cocker back for that MJ incident some years back. Dude looks THROWED,” he wrote, in relation to Cocker’s stage invasion during a Michael Jackson performance at the Brit Awards back in 1996.
The jibe didn’t seem to bother the former Pulp singer, who performed a robust version of the title track from his recent Further Complications album. The record has had lukewarm reviews and it’s easy to see why—Cocker is still an engaging frontman, but the distinctly unmemorable “Further Complications” suggests that he’s momentarily lost the songwriting nouse that made Pulp such a special band.