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by patrick
Thu 05 Aug 2010, 2:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Artists most similar to PSB
Replies: 67
Views: 8037

Re: Artists most similar to PSB

Searching For The Face of Jesus is actually pretty good, but I think we'd all admit it's not a "usual" PSB sounding song. I don't think "usual" applies anymore - in fact I don't think it's applied since the late '80s. When you have Bilingual, Release and Fundamental in your cano...
by patrick
Thu 05 Aug 2010, 2:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Artists most similar to PSB
Replies: 67
Views: 8037

Re: Artists most similar to PSB

But do you also like songs like Go West Patrick? Yes, but perhaps not for the reason many of you do. The chords infuse the song with (an ironic) melancholy, undercutting the presumed euphoria commonly associated with dance music. The vocal is equally important here; Neil's plaintive "I know yo...
by patrick
Wed 04 Aug 2010, 6:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Artists most similar to PSB
Replies: 67
Views: 8037

Re: Artists most similar to PSB

The Smiths Er.. They're the opposite sides of the same coin, really. I see the list of bands in this thread and none of them have anything in common with Pet Shop Boys beyond the thinnest of sparkly electronic veneers. Whereas by contrast The Smiths are coming from the same place underneath the sur...
by patrick
Tue 03 Aug 2010, 11:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Artists most similar to PSB
Replies: 67
Views: 8037

Re: Artists most similar to PSB

The Smiths.
by patrick
Tue 22 Jun 2010, 2:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Back to Mine
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Back to Mine

So the Chris Lowe disc in this set has some great early '80s tunes with that awesome 8bit sound. I'm thinking of Don't Cry Tonight and of course The Flirts' Passion. All the early tracks, really. I was wondering if someone can name some key records from this period/style for me to check out. A great...
by patrick
Sat 19 Jun 2010, 2:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dubulous!
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Dubulous!

Syncratic wrote:I would buy it then throw it in the bin. He f***** up Did You See Me Coming? big time.
I love all the little 8bit bleeps. Bring on a Crystal Castles remix!
by patrick
Fri 18 Jun 2010, 10:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question
Replies: 30
Views: 3433

Re: Question

I disagree their quality has declined in recent years. I think Fundamental is a credible contender for their best album, especially once we strip away fan nostalgia. Part of the problem of course is the widespread myth that Pet Shop Boys had a flawless career through 1994. I can sympathize with this...
by patrick
Fri 18 Jun 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dubulous!
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Dubulous!

Bruno Republic wrote:Disco 5: a 5-disc box set comprised entirely of Kid Unicorn remixes of all of PSB's singles.
I would buy that. The Did you see me coming? Kid Unicorn mixes is one of my favorites.
by patrick
Fri 11 Jun 2010, 1:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Imperial phase
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: Imperial phase

Lady Gaga is Pet Shop Boys circa 1993 with tits bolted on. Anyone who finds her innovative is an idiot.
by patrick
Thu 10 Jun 2010, 2:41 am
Forum: Info Archive
Topic: Here comes the bear
Replies: 5
Views: 9908

Here comes the bear

Does this actually exist online anywhere? The only track I've never heard, aside from the Blockhead thing.
by patrick
Wed 09 Jun 2010, 12:15 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Literally issues
Replies: 0
Views: 913

WANTED: Literally issues

Looking for Literally issues 2-5 and 19. Will pay a fair price. In the US.
by patrick
Thu 20 May 2010, 9:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB Ultimate Fan Pack Giveaway - Signed Poster!
Replies: 15
Views: 3135

Re: PSB Ultimate Fan Pack Giveaway - Signed Poster!

Izione wrote:Have the winners been announced yet?
Oh please, they're too busy selling promos on eBay to bother identifying a winner, to say nothing of actually doing their job and making sure fans can buy the bloody mixes anywhere.
by patrick
Mon 28 Dec 2009, 6:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Christmas EP arriving thread ...
Replies: 130
Views: 13982

Re: Christmas EP arriving thread ...

Naughty Zoot wrote:Yet another day passes without the Christmas EP - signed or not - arriving in my suburban Los Angeles mailbox. I know they've got the address right since the Party CD arrived without a problem.
Did you order Party through the official site?
by patrick
Thu 10 Dec 2009, 9:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: All over the world live video
Replies: 58
Views: 9312

Re: All over the world live video

It's actually a bit dreadful just in editing terms. They shouldn't have included all the shots of Neil from other songs; the geography is really off-putting.
by patrick
Wed 09 Dec 2009, 4:28 pm
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Viva la Viva/Domino Dancing US Promo CD
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

Re: Viva la Viva/Domino Dancing US Promo CD

Rorie wrote:Camille at Promotion US confirmed they will be producing a US Promo CD for this track.
Why don't they get off their asses and, oh, I don't know, actually release the damn EP?