Watch Liam Fray mash up a Pulp classic with a Courteeners anthem

15 May 2022, 11:54

See the Courteeners frontman treat fans to a rendition of Not Nineteen Forever with Pulp's Disco 2000.

Liam Fray played a very special acoustic set in Manchester in the summer of 2019 and brought out an amazing medley.

Johnny Vaughan and his 4 Til 7 Thang were at the Gorilla club in the city and the Courteeners frontman played a short set of tunes for a giddy crowd of fans.

The musician wowed the audience with a stropped-back mash-up of Pulp’s classic Britpop hit Disco 2000 with his very own indie banger Not Nineteen Forever.

Radio X, of course, was on hand to capture the moment.

Take a look at our video above, which sees him blend the 1995 Britpop classic with the 2008 single for an absolutely delighted home crowd.

READ MORE: Why Courteeners' Not Nineteen Forever Is More Than Just An Indie Banger...

Liam Fray has previously revealed the story of Not Nineteen Forever to Radio X, explaining: “It’s about, I guess, growing old, not wanting to grow up."

Hinting at Britain's binge drinking culture, the frontman mused: “Well, the first lyric is: ‘She tried to peel me off the pavement,’ so if you want to know why it’s connected with the British public I would guess…"

Liam Fray of the Courteeners, recording at Olympic Studios in 2007
Liam Fray of the Courteeners, recording at Olympic Studios in 2007. Picture: Andy Willsher/Redferns/Getty Images

He went on: “I don’t know if that’s a great representation of who we are, but maybe. I guess there’s a lot of honesty.”

On St. Jude in general the Cavorting rocker said: “It’s quite an honest album. I think It’s overlooked because people think it’s just about going out and getting smashed and forgetting it.

“But a lot of it is probably: ‘Why are you doing that?’”

READ MORE: Liam Fray explains why Courteeners St. Jude connected with audiences

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