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by Kris
Sun 07 Feb 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB namechecks in New Order biogs
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: PSB namechecks in New Order biogs

Ageist and racist, telling Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac they were too old and to go back to where they came from.
by Kris
Sun 15 Nov 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB at the BBC
Replies: 81
Views: 10403

Re: PSB at the BBC

Is it just me or have Neil's vocals been polished in some of the live performances? In the Can you forgive her? TOTP performance his live vocal genuinely sounds like it has been replaced by that in the song itself. Same with the live performance of Opportunities in the Whistle Test.
by Kris
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?
Replies: 102
Views: 8628

Re: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?

PSB
New Order
Saint Etienne
Divine Comedy
Belle & Sebastian
by Kris
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 50
Views: 8500

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

I think it's part of the growing up process and the ever increasing responsibilities that you are likely to have, and suddenly there are fewer opportunities to be an out-and-out fan who bounces around while listening to Very like I did as a teenager. Back then I couldn't imagine not listening to the...
by Kris
Tue 15 Sep 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Single versions
Replies: 36
Views: 4920

Re: Single versions

Among those single/radio edits that are merely shorter versions of the album tracks (as opposed to having additional production), there is a subset of very disappointing ones. These sound not just edited to be shorter, but mutilated without adding any value whatsoever. Hate them. Some examples: Thu...
by Kris
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?
Replies: 95
Views: 14934

Re: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?

[quote=Nickname post_id=597488 time=1592314120 user_id=136 I don't agree with most of what you said, but it's only your opinion so that's fine. But you can't say Burning the heather doesn't have a bridge. Maybe you should listen to the song a few times before casting judgement. Where did I come from...
by Kris
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interesting article about Dainton
Replies: 23
Views: 4146

Re: Interesting article about Dainton

Great thread! Here's a pic of a bunch of us from this forum after the first Potemkin gig. Any of you guys still here??? https://cvws.icloud-content.com/B/AQJ-EHo6CkwvlRcsBofb2jr4xQKWAd7TkJcQISlZkZumcWcXKmfNOyMc/dainton2.jpg?o=AifRfWSz8Vky34ubcn0w2dwpDi7pUWlDzbKaXTm51aBI&v=1&x=3&a=CAogEx...
by Kris
Mon 21 Oct 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 10750

Re: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?

Taken in isolation Was it worth it? is pretty average at best but somehow I think it works at as a final track because of its theme. I think it also depends on how you listen to music as a whole. Is it just a couple of tracks at a time, on shuffle, a playlist maybe? If I listen to PSB it's nearly al...
by Kris
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: AFTER THE EVENT & IN HIS IMAGINATION
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Re: AFTER THE EVENT & IN HIS IMAGINATION

After the event is brilliant, PSB at their most sinister best and the whole faux sympathy dig. Not a huge fan of In his imagination, though. It's quite nice but the lyrics annoy me. I love the line about his mother reminding him he's lucky to be employed even if it's a crap job because I can really ...
by Kris
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2261
Views: 337422

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

My guess would be Berlin.
by Kris
Mon 20 May 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 16462

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

It's a very pleasant album and I often listen to it on the way home from work to wind down. Leaving is wonderful and despite such a simple philosophy about love never dying due to memories it's delivered immaculately. Also love Invisible, A face like that and in particular Give it a go, which has on...
by Kris
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade
Replies: 82
Views: 25949

Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

1. Leaving: Heartbreaking yet hopeful lyrics, with some fantastic remixes. 2. The Pop Kids: The joy and pain of the past. 3. Together: Rave pop at its best and the extended mix is amazing. 4. Into thin air: PSB go sort of poppy drum and bass with an escapist theme. 5. Inside a dream: The dreamy stan...
by Kris
Fri 09 Oct 2015, 11:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm with stupid revisited
Replies: 45
Views: 6241

Re: I'm with stupid revisited

I'm not convinced. The lead singles from the Nightlife and Release eras both missed the top 10 by some considerable distance so it proves PSB fans don't buy everything regardless of timing. And obviously I'm with stupid was a fanbase purchase but it was a bloody successful one because it clearly br...
by Kris
Thu 08 Oct 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm with stupid revisited
Replies: 45
Views: 6241

Re: I'm with stupid revisited

From a commercial perspective I simply can't believe people think I'm with stupid was the wrong choice as lead single. It was their biggest hit since Se a vida e. I'm with stupid made #8 in the UK charts (missing out by a whisker on #7) and subsequently Fundamental charted at #5 in the album charts...