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by Patrick Bateman
Sun 28 Feb 2021, 11:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 66
Views: 3559

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

IMHO, that's probably why they released Domino dancing as the first single, thinking that whatever the song might be, it would go straight to number one purely on the wings of the preceding sales performance. But at that time PSB was mostly a bombastic pop-dance singles act driven by high energy so...
by Patrick Bateman
Sun 28 Feb 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...out May 7, 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 17966

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

Any sport that goes on for five days with no obvious winner and regularly stops for lunch, can’t be fun in my opinion. 😂 Au contraire - in fact it's that aspect which makes it even more important in the modern age when everything is speeded up and you can be offside in football because there's a lo...
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 66
Views: 3559

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

I don't want to slide too much off topic, but yes, I've always felt Introspective was rushed out far too soon after the Actually period. It was probably to capitalise on the Brits Best Band award, but it only seemed like 5 minutes after Heart had been number 1. Again with hindsight, I would have st...
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 66
Views: 3559

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

Miracles is the best of their compilation singles. I like DJ Culture but it's far too abstruse for a one-off single to trail a greatest hits package. Ideally, you'd want something more visceral and in your face. Arguably, Was It Worth It? would have been a better choice as it's far less challenging ...
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 66
Views: 3559

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

daveid wrote: Sat 27 Feb 2021, 11:49 amThe Beatles had a pretty good collection of singles over 6 years too didn't they?
I reckon the Blue Album would be one of the greatest compilations ever, even if not all the tracks are singles. Incredible that it represents only three years.
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...out May 7, 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 17966

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

Granted it's not going to be about cricket per se, but I wonder how many cricketing metaphores Neil could crowbar into his poetic lyrics ? I'm stumped :lol: Here's a few possibles: Bowl me over Sticky wicket Broken his duck Fielding It's just not cricket Caught out Keeping his end up Batting for th...
by Patrick Bateman
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...out May 7, 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 17966

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

Granted it's not going to be about cricket per se, but I wonder how many cricketing metaphores Neil could crowbar into his poetic lyrics ? I'm stumped :lol: Here's a few possibles: Bowl me over Sticky wicket Broken his duck Fielding It's just not cricket Caught out Keeping his end up Batting for th...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 18 Feb 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Russell T Davis: It's A Sin
Replies: 203
Views: 18619

Re: Russell T Davis: It's A Sin

Jarman's video is so good. It does encapsulate the way PSB presented commercial pop in an arty way, as do the Latin verses towards the end of the song. It's definitely stood the test of time.
by Patrick Bateman
Wed 17 Feb 2021, 11:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB - Vaccination
Replies: 43
Views: 3651

Re: PSB - Vaccination

NotInvisible wrote: Wed 17 Feb 2021, 2:31 pmI don't think anyone who isn't New Zealand should be casting stones here - especially the morons who thought Brexit was a bright idea.
Please explain why the EU has failed the greatest challenge in its history then.
by Patrick Bateman
Tue 16 Feb 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB - Vaccination
Replies: 43
Views: 3651

Re: PSB - Vaccination

Thanks for the link Patrick. I know what the EU vaccine roll out is. We would have gone our own way with vaccinations even if still a member, like we so often did, as members. Other countries could have as well. Hungary belatedly has. Germany pumped funds into vaccine production, hence the Pfizer v...
by Patrick Bateman
Mon 15 Feb 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB - Vaccination
Replies: 43
Views: 3651

Re: PSB - Vaccination

Spittingcat wrote: Mon 15 Feb 2021, 7:23 pmWhy’s that?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52380823
by Patrick Bateman
Sun 14 Feb 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB - Vaccination
Replies: 43
Views: 3651

Re: PSB - Vaccination

I doubt Neil would have had his vaccination yet if we were still in the EU. :whistle:
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 13 Feb 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 152
Views: 10452

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

domino wrote: Fri 12 Feb 2021, 3:33 pm They tease the release with One in a million/Mr. Vain. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl-nPbUSihQ
I only just realised that they have two separate YouTube accounts - the Parlophone one and their own one.