Jarvis Cocker's Winehouse praise
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 June 2008
Jarvis Cocker has praised Amy Winehouse for her clever lyrics.
The 'Common People' singer praised the 'Rehab' star and the Arctic Monkeys for their inventive use of language and lyrical themes in their records.
He said: "Rap music has stayed in relatively good health, because it's almost all about the words. Arctic Monkeys have made much of their love of hip hop and I think you can hear that in Alex Turner's lyrics. "Amy Winehouse goes one better and just makes words up. I think Pete Doherty harks back to The Beatles' song 'I am the Walrus' - he plays games with words."
The former Pulp frontman, who is currently working on material for his second solo album, was previously hailed the most important lyricist of the mid-nineties 'Britpop' era.
He famously wrote about urban normality, working class romance and drug use in hits including 'Disco 2000' and 'Sorted for E's and Wizz'.
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