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by Frequency
Tue 17 May 2016, 9:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins - Let's Make Lots of Money
Replies: 46
Views: 11106

Re: Tom Watkins - Let's Make Lots of Money

Christ! I hope Tom has some slightly more thrilling anecdotes than this, because it just sounds like Chris taking the piss out of Neil. You can read this story two ways; Chris was being deadly serious or he was taking the piss. Either way, I would hope there are better stories in his book, because T...
by Frequency
Sun 27 Mar 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Super Press Reviews
Replies: 288
Views: 37569

Re: Super Press Reviews

Patrick Bateman wrote:
TheGardner wrote::? too late! Already 've copied it over to petshopboys-online.com
Thank you - it's pathos not bathos though.
I think bathos was a side character in Ulysses 31.
by Frequency
Mon 18 Jan 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That weird selfie on their Facebook site
Replies: 29
Views: 4043

Re: That weird selfie on their Facebook site

Taking a cue from Erasure and recording a video in a toilet, perhaps? That EMI money sure could be handy right about now.
by Frequency
Sun 10 Jan 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A new PSB version of "West End Girls" is waiting for us?
Replies: 12
Views: 2643

Re: A new PSB version of "West End Girls" is waiting for us?

I would hope that they'd know better than to try and redo something that is nigh on perfect in the first place. It's been remixed enough times and both the Sasha remix and Grum remix are good enough reinventions that we surely don't need another. Oh yes, even Shep did an amazing 12 inch mix, so we'v...
by Frequency
Mon 21 Dec 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 30 years since West End Girls hit number one in UK charts
Replies: 17
Views: 2667

Re: 30 years since West End Girls hit number one in UK charts

It still sounds incredibly vibrant, cool and fresh all this time later. It always blew me away just how incredibly well produced the Stephen Hague was; not only that, but the night and day difference between the thin, wimpy vocal from the Bobby 'O version and the cool, crisply annunciated bite of th...
by Frequency
Thu 02 Jul 2015, 7:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Surprising things
Replies: 30
Views: 4171

Re: Surprising things

Interestingly, for a short time, and for the only time in their chart history, there were two Tennant-Lowe penned records in the Top 10. Tom Watkins must have been quids in as well.

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/si ... 0410/7501/

Now that's imperial.
by Frequency
Tue 27 Aug 2013, 8:07 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Anyone else have issue with vocals on Electric?
Replies: 13
Views: 3616

Re: Anyone else have issue with vocals on Electric?

I know this might sound trite, but some of the vocal recording work on Electric is what kept it from being a great album to me. Love is a bourgeois construct would have been such a great song if they would have just done Neil's voice normally without using that vocoder effect garbage. Also I take i...
by Frequency
Mon 26 Aug 2013, 7:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Manchester Pride - PSB float
Replies: 18
Views: 2734

Re: Manchester Pride - PSB float

A career highlight: a droopy banner above a transit. Okay, that's harsh; I don't doubt the sincerity, but this isn't an exclusive club. This song transcends sexuality. And always will. hello this was a song written by a gay man about his gay best friend who died of aids that is all And it should ab...
by Frequency
Mon 26 Aug 2013, 12:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interesting read about PSB ex-manager...Tom Watkins...
Replies: 39
Views: 6592

Re: Interesting read about PSB ex-manager...Tom Watkins...

I recall his quote on the Top 10 synth bands programme about Neil & Chris's success after they left him ''Not bad for a pair of queens'' Sounded quite bitter, he did. I have that documentary (channel 4, I think) about him on VHS somewhere, though the year escapes me; early 2000's perhaps? If you th...
by Frequency
Sun 25 Aug 2013, 8:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Get it online - speculation/review thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7134

Re: Get it online - speculation/review thread

It'll be a bitter tirade against the evil machinations of the hardcore fans and their lust and shameless desire to put their albums out onto the internet before the release date. "Get it online!" berates Neil Tennant to a melancholic disco beat of Chris Lowe's creation, "get it for free. You don't c...
by Frequency
Fri 23 Aug 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number 1
Replies: 90
Views: 9039

Re: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number

Charts are meaningless these days. Before the advent of downloads and the virtual death of singles, to have a chart single really meant that you were a success. It would be even more meaningless if the only way that the boys could have a chart single is if fans manipulate the charts. That's more in...
by Frequency
Thu 22 Aug 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Love is a bourgeois construct" - 3rd single from "Electric"
Replies: 718
Views: 62807

Re: "Love is a bourgeois construct" - 3rd single from "Elect

Just out of curiosity: how can you not find out that Victoria Hesketh = Little Boots, since if you Google "little boots", that fact is mentioned in just about on the first line of every link that top the list? Yes, youre right. Just searched to quick (and thought the result iss too easy). But I did...
by Frequency
Thu 22 Aug 2013, 2:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number 1
Replies: 90
Views: 9039

Re: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number

Charts are meaningless these days. Before the advent of downloads and the virtual death of singles, to have a chart single really meant that you were a success. It would be even more meaningless if the only way that the boys could have a chart single is if fans manipulate the charts. That's more in...
by Frequency
Wed 21 Aug 2013, 8:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number 1
Replies: 90
Views: 9039

Re: Thursday will be the next next single and a xmas number

The responses Nickname gets in here, make me depressed. Come on! Why not? There's this thing called "reality", which some of us on here are familiar with, and some of us aren't. It's the one pesky thing that's stopping the boys from getting that fifth number one. Now if we could all club together a...