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by rollo
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bruce Springsteen: "I love Pet Shop Boys"
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: Bruce Springsteen: "I love Pet Shop Boys"

Did he do Summer Of '69?? You're thinking of Bryan Adams. Bruce Springsteen was in fact best known for singing "Baby One More Time". I just wanna say I prefer the Pet Shop Boys, with the The. I mean do you call the Beatles just beatles? I don't want to say I'm really into boys, I'm into a...
by rollo
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 13793

Re: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)

Seems it’s time for another Bobby O cash-in again. Just wish more of the original material got released instead, like that unfinished album or at least the 25-minute jam of the song Pet Shop Boys? How much influence does/did Bobby O actually have over all the reissues of West End girls? The vast ma...
by rollo
Sun 09 Aug 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Was Please released on CD straightaway?

Nerd question time. Was Please released on CD at the same time as the LP and cassette, or did it come out solely on those formats at first? No, I was researching the Record Mirror CD charts a year or so ago, and that led me to conclude that the CD was likely released in June 1986, whereas the LP/CS...
by rollo
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC Culture - How Dusty Springfield made a remarkable comeback
Replies: 1
Views: 541

BBC Culture - How Dusty Springfield made a remarkable comeback

I'm not sure how/whether this is available in the UK, but if you can read it, there's a nice article from BBC Culture here: https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/202 ... e-comeback
by rollo
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New official West End girls 2020 video
Replies: 27
Views: 4770

Re: New official West End girls 2020 video

It's more than just a new video. This is such a great new version!
by rollo
Thu 20 Feb 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nr 1 single again, after 35 years
Replies: 30
Views: 3912

Re: Nr 1 single again, after 35 years

How many physical singles do you have to sell nowadays to be number one? It's pitiful - this time last year, it was about 200, although Wham! sold 4,859 copies of Last Christmas on vinyl, erm, last Christmas. It might have also been a bit higher this week (The Weeknd at #7 sold 106 physical copies,...
by rollo
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was it Roger Scruton PSB sued?..
Replies: 55
Views: 10111

Re:

Agreed, on every point. I read the fox hunting book once... a very entertaining read as I recall. Strange to see my own posts on the first page of this thread. I have literally no memory of (a) the conversation, or (b) reading the book. I assume it was this one , and that I probably read it around ...
by rollo
Fri 01 Nov 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Give Stupidity A Chance" in PHYSICAL Sales Chart?
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: "Give Stupidity A Chance" in PHYSICAL Sales Chart?

It's been floating around that area for weeks. The short answer is that you don't need to sell many copies to get there - on 8th Feb this year, #58 sold 7 copies; on 1st Mar, #64 sold 6. So it needs fewer than 10 of us to buy it in a week for it to hang around the lower reaches of that chart. Edit: ...
by rollo
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When So Hard & Where the Streets Have No Name got to number one
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

When So Hard & Where the Streets Have No Name got to number one

I've been researching old charts for my blog , and discovered that Record Mirror used to publish a wide variety of charts in the 1980s (you may have known this; I did not!), many of which are scanned online, and PSB were prominent on several of them. I figured I'd share, as I found this pretty inter...
by rollo
Wed 19 Jun 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: West End Girls - Their New Single
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

West End Girls - Their New Single

I came across this tonight, in my travels around Twitter: https://twitter.com/recordmirror80s/sta ... 7853465600
by rollo
Tue 14 May 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Log in problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 2844

Re: Log in problems?

I was unable to log in from my computer too - fixed by clearing cookies and then logging in.
by rollo
Wed 06 Feb 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New EP in April: Agenda
Replies: 597
Views: 94693

Re: New EP on April: Agenda

gareth wrote: Wed 06 Feb 2019, 2:23 am I have never known satire to be discussed so seriously.

Job done, Neil.
Yes, that was what I was thinking - the reaction here has been perfect.
by rollo
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Funny discussion about a first post, which wasn't deleted quick enough by Mods
Replies: 21
Views: 4958

Re: <delete>

You lot... always finding Opportunities for a bad pun.
by rollo
Sun 23 Sep 2018, 5:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Re-issues Chart Watch Thread!
Replies: 89
Views: 30951

Re: The Re-issues Chart Watch Thread!

Presumably the final post in this "exciting" series! Behaviour * UK Albums : 63 * UK Record Store : - * UK Physical Albums : 20 * UK Vinyl Albums : 16 * UK Album Sales : 24 * Scottish Albums : 36 * German Albums : 92 * Belgian Albums - Flanders : - * Belgian Albums - Wallonia : - * US Danc...