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by telys
Sun 18 Apr 2021, 10:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The first to be rickrolled - PSB vs Astley (and their revenge)
Replies: 1
Views: 160

The first to be rickrolled - PSB vs Astley (and their revenge)

I dawned on me that PSB were the very first to be rickrolled. All the way back at the end of summer 1987 when What have I done to deserve this? would become nr 1 on the UK singles chart but then came Never gonna give you up... Then came the revenge in the epic battle for christmas nr 1 in 1987 where...
by telys
Sun 18 Apr 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What if? Neil's career in the 1970's
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: What if? Neil's career in the 1970's

Does anybody have a list of the songs Neil wrote before meeting Chris which have ended up as PSB tunes?
by telys
Sat 17 Apr 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: April Fools' joke: New Electronic single Entre Nous and mini album FOuRTH
Replies: 23
Views: 2783

Re: New Electronic single Entre Nous and mini album FOuRTH

for the muso geeks this is pretty interesting: http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/electronic/7505 Good article. It also mentions the word supergroup. I get the feeling Electronic hasn't been praised enough for its supergroup status. Bernard, Johnny and Neil was the pop equvivalent to Traveling Wilbu...
by telys
Sat 17 Apr 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988

Spittingcat wrote: Sat 17 Apr 2021, 10:38 am Birthday Boy
True, but you need interviews and long rows of explanations to get the meaning of it. I didn't have a clue what that song was about when it came out.
by telys
Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988

Haven't made an impact? Sorrow is a big part of PSB. (Though I'm convinced Chris is the driving force of that style) As for "anger", different people process things in their own way. Me too I don't really get aggressive as much as I get disappointed. You're basically complaining that It C...
by telys
Sat 17 Apr 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988

Haven't made an impact? Sorrow is a big part of PSB. (Though I'm convinced Chris is the driving force of that style) As for "anger", different people process things in their own way. Me too I don't really get aggressive as much as I get disappointed. You're basically complaining that It C...
by telys
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Homophobia, beaten up in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Homophobia, beaten up in 1988

I read 100 lyrics & a poem and is struck by the comment to ICHH on page 87 "my friend was beaten up by the homophobic occupants of the flat below him". We're talking about an AIDS-struck man near his death beaten up by his own neighbours. Truly horrifying times we've lived through. And...
by telys
Fri 16 Apr 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What if? Neil's career in the 1970's
Replies: 4
Views: 401

What if? Neil's career in the 1970's

I finally got a hold of "100 lyrics and a poem" and found the introduction very interesting. It's the closest we got to a memoir. Anyway, what really got to me was Neil's songwriting and near musical career in the 70's. So what if... Dust got a record deal in 1972 and released an album bef...
by telys
Wed 14 Apr 2021, 10:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia: PSB on Tracks radio chart
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Nostalgia: PSB on Tracks radio chart

BB was replaced as nr 1 by Julee Cruise Falling, this was of course during Twin Peaks-mania.
by telys
Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nostalgia: PSB on Tracks radio chart
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Nostalgia: PSB on Tracks radio chart

Anybody shared the affinity for Swedish radio chart Tracks on Saturday afternoons? I was glued every week to the countdown on Tracks, the weekly radio chart as voted by the listeners, who were everybody in those days. Tracks was THE way to get hold of all the good music in the 80's and 90's. PSB wer...
by telys
Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 99
Views: 16359

Re: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

It’s back at No1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Splendid! I was a toddler during the Imperial Phase. This must be a (very) small measure of the excitement of those days, seeing a single climb the charts to the top. I think that's actually a fair comparison. It was fun and a little nailbiting to...
by telys
Wed 07 Apr 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 177
Views: 16335

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

Digital copies?! The CD is already digital.
by telys
Wed 07 Apr 2021, 9:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: AI generated music in the style of Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: AI generated music in the style of Pet Shop Boys

Nope, hasn't got any better since the last time I checked. But, hopefully in the future we'll be able to construct our own PSB songs out of algorithms.
I'd like Minimal with an 80's drum pattern.
by telys
Wed 31 Mar 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys and Electronic fact/error
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Pet Shop Boys and Electronic fact/error

The Electronic 2CD booklet also says "Tennant and Lowe spent several days recording in Marr's studio, these sessions resulting in Getting away with it". So why would Chris be left out of the credits for that song. No songwriting credit, ok understandable, but neither a keyboard credit. Joh...
by telys
Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys and Electronic fact/error
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: Pet Shop Boys and Electronic fact/error

I remember an interview with Bernard where says that he suggested that Neil bring Chris to the studio. So I guess it started with only Neil. Anybody has the full story how this meeting and collaboration unfolded?