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by rabagast
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album
Replies: 70
Views: 4674

Re: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album

The Boys are constantly about the here and now. So would have to be someone current. David Jackson probably bit too inexperienced at 17 (bright future though) so would say Artbat, Mella Dee or Neil’s mate Kolsch. Though have you seen that doing the rounds where Cheeky Pete says he’d be up for doing...
by rabagast
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: CHART RESULTS: HOTSPOT
Replies: 64
Views: 19715

Re: CHART RESULTS: HOTSPOT

Norway: a pretty lacklustre #39 😞
(Electric was #1)

On the plus side, their fortcoming Oslo show sold out all 6000 tickets in a just a couple of hours 😁👍
by rabagast
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 54718

Re: Hotspot reviews

ArtHist wrote:
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:57 am
Ghost within this house wrote:
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:17 am
leesmapman wrote:
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9:28 am
https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/pe ... s-hotspot/
7/10

The reviewer seems to like Wedding in Berlin a lot, by the way.
Best review yet.
Most in-depth review but lowest scoring thus far.
A brilliantly executed review!
by rabagast
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 54718

Re: Hotspot reviews

Really lovely review. I’d say Hoping For A Miracle is more King’s Cross than Funny Uncle though. King's Cross is arguably the best ballad of the PSB career. I wish this song was as good as King's Cross. King’s Cross is an utterly magnificent song, but not a ballad. You're joking, right? No? :lol:
by rabagast
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 13222

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

stopthecar wrote:
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 9:03 am
Bought the tracks this morning.
Listened to Decide on full blast in my car on the way to work.

Wow. Blown away by it.

Another b side that could be on an album.
Could easily be on Electric.
Could easily be one of the HIGHLIGHTS of Electric! One of their best B-sides ever, in my opinion :up:
by rabagast
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47399

Re: Burning the heather

Sandy Shaw wrote:
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 9:47 pm
I'm wondering whether the album version will just have a longer intro and/or outro and no additional lyrics at all!
My guess. A second verse and chorus. Then the bridge will end up in it's "normal" place, after the second chorus....
by rabagast
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47399

Re: Burning the heather

Looking at the song titles of the tunes we havent heard on HotSpot, they dont appear to give themselves to politics. a couple could be a surprise, such as only the dark and wilo the wisp, but I suspect its going to be a fairly politics free album. Wasn't the whole point of releasing Agenda to get a...
by rabagast
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar

I wonder why there wasn't a reference to producer Stephen Hague whom both Pete and Bob would have reported into on the production of "Very" in this article...strange. Are there any Stephen Hague interviews on "Very" that any one knows? Stephen Hauge was just in at the very end of the process, tinke...
by rabagast
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 55867

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Not sure how I feel about a "greatest hits" tour...it feels like closer to retirement...but these things make money and they need to tour to pay for all of their productions I'm sure...I guess I never thought they would do a "greatest hits" tour...it's not creative enough for me and quite frankly I...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 53816

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

Having listened end to end about 3 times in the last 24 hrs, I think Musik is one of the most coherent, consistently strong bodies of work the boys have released in decades. In particular, it showcases their songwriting abilities, rather than exhibiting the shiny sheen of a famous producer. I would...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 53816

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

MONGREL Very good songwriting. Clever, Weill-like chord changes in the bridge. Production quite poor, with obvious use of Logic-presets (the drums in particular) up front in the mix. Would have benefitted stylistically by some guitars. SOUP Catchy. Great drum programming. Muddily produced. RUN GIRL ...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Piano Solo, I want a Dog (Introspective)
Replies: 5
Views: 1582

Re: Piano Solo, I want a Dog (Introspective)

This is a fully improvised, blues-style piano solo, and it makes no sense trying to replicate it, nor notate it to sheet music. For any pianists skilled in blues, this style of solo is pretty easy, btw.
by rabagast
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 187
Views: 61748

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Introspective became the best selling PSB album ever. Arguing that it flopped, and a 1989 release would have solved it becomes a bit silly, doesn’t it?

And despite not going #1 in UK, Domino Dancing was a massive hit, and a much loved live favourite
by rabagast
Mon 29 Apr 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So the Dreamland is coming for the new album
Replies: 35
Views: 10237

Re: So the Dreamland is coming for the new album

Notice again this is another gay artist they're collaborating with. Nothing wrong with that but there's definitely a pattern. Patsy Kensit Liza Minelli Tina Turner Robbie Williams Brandon Flowers Lady Gaga Yoko Ono David Bowie Madonna Kylie Minogue Johnny Marr Example Rammstein Sam Taylor Johnson Y...
by rabagast
Mon 29 Apr 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What Have I Done To Deserve This - Demo snippet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2333

Re: What Have I Done To Deserve This - Demo snippet?

It is.

A bit later in the programme there is also snippets of what supposedly is the shelved single mix of Daydreaming.