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by madhatter88
Tue 11 Oct 2005, 8:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Brits 2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Janet Street-Porter wrote: They are too pop, too gay and too clever by half.
Spot on!
by madhatter88
Tue 11 Oct 2005, 8:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Brits 2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Actually I've always thought PSB have been very well thought of within the music industry and they seem to get a fair deal from the media as well. It's the public that has trouble considering them amongst the music greats.
by madhatter88
Tue 11 Oct 2005, 3:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Chris Martin, Bono, Neil Tennant
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

This was actually said on a TV chat show programme in Ireland- I think Drico mentioned it some time ago.

Although I can't see much of NT in Chris Martin, he definitely has been influenced by Bono in his charity work.
by madhatter88
Tue 11 Oct 2005, 2:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Brits 2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Given that they have sold out in every possible way over the last few years, it wouldn't surprise me to see them change their mind and accept this award. It might have been more useful around the launch of PopArt though.
by madhatter88
Mon 10 Oct 2005, 3:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: One month without studio news
Replies: 15
Views: 2642

Why the rush, we've waited nearly four years- what's another few weeks?
by madhatter88
Mon 03 Oct 2005, 10:21 pm
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: New album - number of singles
Replies: 20
Views: 2584

2 or 3 probably - havent New Order just released their 3rd single off WFTSC? Don't think that has sold particuarly well either.
by madhatter88
Sun 02 Oct 2005, 1:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Would you expect any other surprise before...
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

No thanks, let's have the new album, we've waited long enough!
by madhatter88
Thu 22 Sep 2005, 9:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB 8th in hit singles list
Replies: 245
Views: 27844

I don't care, it's you who claims that longevity, sales, being remembered after decades and selling records years after their release means that a band's good. And anyway, PSB are not obscure, they're a mega commercial pop band on a major label that are simply down the dumper because they are not a...
by madhatter88
Sun 11 Sep 2005, 10:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Change of plans? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 2913

Zeus On The Loose wrote:
nickname wrote:
markus wrote:Hopefully it's not because the record bosses weren't satisfied with those 10


According to Neil, he is much more than satisfied with the songs.
Neil is not 'the bosses', Parlophone are.
Would anyone at Parlophone have any input into the album though- surely that's down to N&C to decide?
by madhatter88
Tue 30 Aug 2005, 10:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bring back the long drawn synth sounds of West End Girls
Replies: 35
Views: 3605

I can't believe that this conversation is had so frequently. Listen - it doesn't matter what singles was/are released - as of circa 1996 PSB in the UK were finished commercially. The reasons for this have been discussed ad-nauseum but the fact is the great british record buying public moved on. PSB ...
by madhatter88
Sat 13 Aug 2005, 8:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on radio 1
Replies: 32
Views: 4185

The last PSB song with huge success was Go West (which it's not a PSB song) and the last PSB song with a little success was Se a vida é (another cover). It was the end of PSB career in popularity terms. I wonder how Flamboyant got into the UK Top 10 then? :wink: It didn't- got to no 12- but Miracle...
by madhatter88
Thu 28 Jul 2005, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So, who is going to be the first to say that PSB are doomed?
Replies: 33
Views: 4755

I would guess that they will be ok because of their back catalogue.
by madhatter88
Fri 15 Jul 2005, 10:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the singles!
Replies: 216
Views: 27661

I think the new Coldplay album is quite good actually. Much more upbeat and not as dreary or whiny as their last two albums- "Talk" is a fantastic song.
by madhatter88
Mon 11 Jul 2005, 8:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Live 8
Replies: 585
Views: 62060

About time this topic is now in the top5.. Right as we know Live8 was to bring to our attention the plight in Africa and to add a voice at the G8 summit. Aaah, how sweet but very naive of you- Live 8 was about massaging egos and a huge publicity drive for a huge number of fading pop stars. How else...
by madhatter88
Mon 11 Jul 2005, 1:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Live 8
Replies: 585
Views: 62060

Interesting reading James Masterton comments this week especially noting that a lot of the Live 8 participants have indeed benefited from the increased exposure the event offered them. Cynical me? Never!!

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