Their fictional criminality fitted the project well, with their songs about sex, gambling and domestic violence complimenting the depraved character of Relaxed Muscle. Cocker’s transformation into a violent, wife-beating drunk is all the more impressive when you consider his trademark bookish, slightly effeminate image. When guesting on celebrity television quiz Shooting Stars, Bob Mortimer jokingly called Cocker "the weed in tweed" and insisted that when throwing mini Baby-Bel cheeses at a giant blow-up poster of Judy Finnigan for cash prizes, that he must do so "in the style of a girl". Nevertheless, Cocker continued to avoid detection and while on-stage as Darren Spooner took to karate-chopping balsa wood and breaking sugar-glass bottles on other band members. However, soon Cocker and Hawley’s cover was blown while playing a gig in London, despite wearing full eye make-up and skeleton suits. Even with their identities revealed, the band continued playing gigs, capitalising on their electronic sound to play the likes of Trash club on 20th October 2003. Relaxed Muscle seemed to fade away after their album release in 2003.
Pulp remained on hiatus until the announcement in November 2010 of tour dates for the summer of 2011 which includes the original Pulp line up playing their first live dates for 15 years. Jarvis released a critically acclaimed solo album, Jarvis, in 2006. Hawley continues his successful solo career, having won the South Bank Music Award for his 2006 album Coles Corner Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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