Room 29 CD Digipack
Collaborative album by Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales, Room 29 is a song-cycle about a piano in a hotel room.
Whilst on tour with Pulp, Cocker stayed at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood, California. On arrival he discovered that he had been upgraded to a bigger room due to the hotel being over-booked. The first thing he saw upon entering the room was a baby-grand piano in the corner. He excitedly phoned Gonzales & told him that he had found the « star » of their next project. Work on « Room 29 » began soon after Cocker’s return from the USA. Gonzales sent piano pieces via email & Cocker wrote lyrics based on his ongoing research into the history of the Chateau Marmont & its links with the Hollywood film industry.