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by Drico One
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 12:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Dricography: Ranking Introspective

October 1988. Ben Johnson is more notorious than Duran Duran, AC Milan have gone Dutch, and Pet Shop Boys are slowly going down the dumper with their coolest album yet. The imperial phase has ended with Domino dancing, the achingly poptastic lead single of Introspective, stalling at number 7 only mo...
by Drico One
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 50
Views: 4286

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

No wonder Chris had nothing left to give for the rest of their live career. He put it all in for the one performance.

Let's face it, at any moment, there, Neil is about to announce "Foul stroke, four, Jimmy Savile."

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

5. The theatre I remember hearing this for the first time on BBC Radio 1's Pet Shop Boys Day, a few weeks before the release of Very, its epic, cinematic grandeur immediately apparent. There's a Walk on the wild side vibe to the backing vocals, an insistent, dramatic cacophony contextualizing the g...
by Drico One
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 141
Views: 13063

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

That's a lovely, emotional article. Thanks for that.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

7. I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing There's a touching optimism and carefree vibe about the third single from Very, an affectionate portrayal of an emotionally stilted, deeply self-conscious individual going vaguely and very publicly mad when finally falling in love. Perhaps this is what l...
by Drico One
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 12:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

Dricography: Ranking Very

Late September 1993 found me in the midst of a four-year economics degree course. Whatever the charms of the IS-LM model, aggregate demand, and the backward-bending supply curve of labour, my obsession that autumn was far more compelling: the new Pet Shop Boys limited edition album, Very Relentless ...
by Drico One
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 1679
Views: 168362

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

It's Pet Shop Boys.

Pert, to the point, with the added bonus of dodgy connotations.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glastonbury 2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1534

Re: Glastonbury 2000

Looking back, this was the most confusing period of their career. They never looked as out of place and time as they did around 2000. That original Glastonbury performance was pivotal in what they were about to become and what they were forced to leave behind. Commercial returns were in decline and ...
by Drico One
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: After the third album of the triology, I want PSB to do an unexpected movement
Replies: 23
Views: 2146

Re: After the third album of the triology, I want PSB to do an unexpected movement

The Disco series should be consigned to history and the bargain basement bins. Why should they restrict themselves because of some spurious tradition? Single word album titles are restrictive as it is, but justifiable as a stylistic conceit. It fits their minimalistic aesthetic. Disco offers no such...
by Drico One
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 5660

Re: Are we content ?

Too much of anything is never enough.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 3810

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

PSB exist in a strange place now with regards to "greatest hits". Any one disc album reduces them to their biggest hits - which is perfectly logical - but simultaneously eliminates the vast bulk of their career from consideration. In that sense, it doesn't really serve as an aperitif for further exp...
by Drico One
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..
Replies: 28
Views: 32507

Re: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..

Fair play to Smith. Most people settle for irritating others when alive. He's managing it from beyond the grave. Superior grade curmudgeonliness.

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..
Replies: 28
Views: 32507

Re: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..

My understanding is you won't see any West End Girls TOTP performances because they've all been "Smithed".

Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her
Replies: 39
Views: 35105

Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

well, hold on - in 1992 PSB did a legendary show at the Hacienda, did The Crying Game with Boy George & Disappointed with Electronic, released Performance on video, and did The South Bank Show (which remains the best documentary about them to this day.) Not bad for a completely silent year! 1992 al...
by Drico One
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 74
Views: 47242

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

It’s aesthetic preference. Going high on the register can work well if your vocal range allows it - or if it works in isolation, like the segment in Love Comes Quickly. But Neil sings all of the verses of Before like Kermit the Frog on helium - and it does him no favours, in my view. Andy Bell’s vo...