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by Dog
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Of course it might just be me........
Replies: 17
Views: 1378

Re: Of course it might just be me........

I think the choice of studio and the old equipment is key here. I’m imaging Electric / Super crossed with the warmer tones of Behaviour... Helping soup up those poppier songs we know they have in the bag, and also softening those darker, harder songs they put to one side too.

Gothic analogue electro
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4464

Re: The New Album Info Thread

From Wikipedia: “The roll of notable recordings and the darkly sonorous sound quality, at once rugged and spacious of many of them, have given the studio near legendary status, especially within the post-punk and synthpop genres. In 2018, the studio was the subject of a documentary feature by filmma...
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4464

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Presumably the photos of the old 70s and 80s equipment and the focus on the studio’s history should read as another big clue?
by Dog
Tue 02 Apr 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.
Replies: 25
Views: 2870

Re: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.

I'm assuming the piano version of London was created on it From Literally: London (Genuine piano mix) Neil: This was totally done by Chris Zippel. Chris: And his pianist. Neil: When Chris Zippel has got your stuff over there on his computer he endlessly works on it and keeps sending endless things ...
by Dog
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

I see Neil is first to review Brett Anderson’s new memoirs.

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by Dog
Mon 04 Mar 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 119
Views: 21358

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Been watching some of these repeats I’m struck that most weeks the top 40 chart has some superb tracks, but the producers of totp pick some right stinkers. I mean, last week we had Tom Jones singing the boy from nowhere :roll: My understanding is that for the majority of the show’s history there wa...
by Dog
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

TwizzleUK wrote:I see Pet Shop Boys have shared this playlist on their official social media posts this morning - well done!
It’s actually their own (shorter) version [emoji846]
by Dog
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

By the way, inspired by “The forgotten child” I’ve also compiled a Spotify playlist which is intended to include all their ballads. I’ve called it Pet Shop Boys Slush... I’m sure this is inspired by a title Chris suggested for a ballads album or compilation but can’t remember where this was quoted. ...
by Dog
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

https://www.facebook.com/petshopboys/photos/a.10150471617056285/10156761218516285/?type=3&theater They nicked your idea! Ha! That’s cool. *waves* Hello Neil! Here’s the final playlist I arrived that. Thanks to everyone for their input. I think this is a fuller, better list than the new “official” o...
by Dog
Sun 10 Feb 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

I Get Along? Hmmm... It's tricky this, isn't it? The thing is that it weren't for Neil's own commentary about the song, I wouldn't have necessarily had a clue as to who it was about. The satire or subject is not immediate... at least to these ears. “I’ve been trying not to cry when I’m in the publi...
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

In what way is "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" satirical? Geowayne has a great explanation: It’s certain, however, that they had something much more in mind. In fact, this track is one of the most insidious deconstructions of rock mythology that you're likely to find...
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

In what way is "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" satirical? Geowayne has a great explanation: It’s certain, however, that they had something much more in mind. In fact, this track is one of the most insidious deconstructions of rock mythology that you're likely to find...
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New EP in April: Agenda
Replies: 597
Views: 52884

Re: New EP on April: Agenda

GSAC - Its greatest crime is breaking what PSB are renown for: subtlety. This song is as subtle as clotted cream. Whereas 2006's Indefinite Leave to Remain used immigration status as metaphor for love, or the other way round, this just points at people with differing political opinion and calls the...
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

leesmapman wrote:
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 9:47 am
I Get Along?
Hmmm... It's tricky this, isn't it?
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 2665

Re: Satirically

The dictator decides?