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by telys
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interview about favourite song
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: Interview about favourite song

A good interview. Chris tells the story of how he heard Passion for the first time, asked a DJ about the name of the song, got it written down on a piece of paper, bought the 12'' for 5 pounds and listened to it with Neil (who tells the old story of the bin at Smash hits with all the dance records)....
by telys
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 31
Views: 3211

Death of Ennio Morricone

Italian composer Ennio Morricone as died, 91 years old. Most famous for his film scores, particularly the Dollars trilogy. For us PSB fans it is of course It couldn't happen here that comes to mind, one of PSB finest tracks.
by telys
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Cicero - Love Is Everywhere Demo
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: Cicero - Love Is Everywhere Demo

Why wasn’t Cicero huge? Four banging singles, a track on a successful film, the weight of PSB behind him. In hindsight I think there was little marketing and not enough money behind it all. Had he been signed by a major with a decent advance, I think he’d have been very successful. As it was it fel...
by telys
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New pet text - old cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

New pet text - old cassettes

Neil has dug up "old cassettes from various studio sessions" and posted a pic. https://www.petshopboys.co.uk/pet-texts/2020-06-16/cassettes Now, is there anything of interest here? Some "monitor" mixes of Performance and a few session mixes from the 80's. Anything that sheds any light on songs/track...
by telys
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I don't wanna - hey, those remixes are really good
Replies: 4
Views: 696

I don't wanna - hey, those remixes are really good

Wow, can't keep my ears off them. Those remixes on the 12'' of I don't wanna are amazing. I don't really listen to them as individual tracks, more like one long remix. When the cowbell sets in after three minutes.... Feels like a perfect merge of the 80's and the 20's. Amazing that something that a ...
by telys
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Really bad experience Pet Shop Boys Shop
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Really bad experience Pet Shop Boys Shop

Horrifying. I've had problems as well but not as severe as yours. Really sorry. I always try to use other sources when I buy records, trustable local resellers, but when it comes to stuff like Annually etc there is no choice avaiable.
by telys
Sat 06 Jun 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hints in interview about PSB early days
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Hints in interview about PSB early days

Neil is interviewed in The Guardian after the triumphant best nr 1 achievement. "We recorded three other songs in an hour and a half", he says about what followed immediately after the '84 recording of West End girls. Which three? There is also mentioning of the very first version of West End girls,...
by telys
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys - Restored
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Pet Shop Boys - Restored

Doesn't look like an impressive collection of songs but there are probably four albums worth of material from 1981-1985 lying around. Time to release it.
by telys
Mon 25 May 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bobby 'O' post-1984 releases
Replies: 9
Views: 902

Re: Bobby 'O' post-1984 releases

The Montreal mixes have extra WEG-lyrics "Looking left, turning right etc..." It's an enigmatic song
But hey, three versions of Pet Shop boys? I only know of one... enlighten me please!
by telys
Mon 18 May 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The best remix ever
Replies: 37
Views: 2688

The best remix ever

Hey, I sometimes tend to think that Keyan's permanent ecstasy mix of We all feel better in the dark is the best remix of a PSB song ever. I mean, it's 15 min 40 sec long and combines all of the remixes of WAFB in seamless smooth way. And may I remind you, it's 15 min 40 sec long.
by telys
Mon 18 May 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your funny uncle on Behaviour
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Your funny uncle on Behaviour

Hm, sometimes I feel that Your funny uncle should've been saved for Behaviour. Perhaps fleshed out with a minute or so of instrumental or a beat and put on after Being Boring.
by telys
Fri 15 May 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: US TOUR
Replies: 121
Views: 19785

Re: US TOUR

Hey, what if PSB bring Johnny Marr with them on stage...
by telys
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 64
Views: 6304

Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

I just listened all through Relentless, for the first time in a very long time. I remebered it as a cool sounding elecronic album, sort of a follow up to Introspective or a forerunner to Yes etc or Electric. Boy, I was wrong. It's quite bleak, feels dated, the few lyrics are of low quality. Had Euro...
by telys
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album
Replies: 70
Views: 5861

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

I get the rush to today's 'Here today, forgotten tomorrow' producer or remixer who are having their 15 minutes of fame for singles but not for albums. Nothing is bound to make it date quickly than that choice. Someone with considerable experience of the mainstream like Giles Martin or Quincy Jones,...
by telys
Tue 28 Apr 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The End Of The World (Needs more love)
Replies: 25
Views: 2183

Re: The End Of The World (Needs more love)

Hey, didn't they play it live a couple of times on the Discovery tour. I've been searching for an audio of that for 25 years.