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by retrofuturist
Wed 23 Aug 2006, 6:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 1 disc PSB 'Best of'
Replies: 22
Views: 2582

These compilations are about as essential as Essential. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 22 Aug 2006, 12:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB article for Electric Picnic
Replies: 23
Views: 3046

Well... for all females, their female friends are called girlfriends.

Maybe for gay males, their gay friends are called boyfriends?

Who knows... Who cares... and who'll remember anyway?

Retro :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 17 Aug 2006, 6:46 am
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: why you think Minimal failed
Replies: 54
Views: 5575

Combination of the following:

Poor track-listing
Distribution problems
It was released after Fundamental instead of before it.

Still, #19 ain't too bad really when you think about it.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 15 Aug 2006, 11:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Psychological - Ewan Pearson's Unheimlich remix
Replies: 22
Views: 2892

If Minimal made #19, Psychological wouldn't make the UK Top 20.

As good as the rest of the album is, Numb and Integral are the only ones with any real chance of making the Top 20... or maybe Sodom And Gomorrow Show.

Retro :)
by retrofuturist
Sun 13 Aug 2006, 6:31 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: our loaded robot friend
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

I hope the PSB get some commission on the sales job they did on Robbie with that one. :lol:
by retrofuturist
Sun 13 Aug 2006, 6:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the A Sides - again!
Replies: 28
Views: 3003

Nice to see some people rating DJ Culture highly... definitely an under-rated track!
by retrofuturist
Thu 10 Aug 2006, 12:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Lorraine support!
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Lorraine are great. I Feel It was a great single, and Transatlantic Flight WOULD have been a great single if it got released... but since it's not going to be, you can download the Radio Edit at the Lorraine link given by Karen. Heaven is OK but not a patch on Transatalantic Flight... it's a shame i...
by retrofuturist
Thu 10 Aug 2006, 7:31 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues
Replies: 52
Views: 10274

I don't think that's true. CDs, being digital, are 'all or nothing' - either the sound is perfect or it's unplayable. There's no inbetween. Well, that's not entirely true. Scratches on a cd can cause audible glitches in the sound. Not as noticible as clicks and pops on vinyl but they are there. Mor...
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Aug 2006, 11:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the A Sides - again!
Replies: 28
Views: 3003

01. Can you forgive her? 02. Left to my own devices 03. DJ Culture 04. Always on my mind 05. Opportunities 06. So hard 07. Being Boring 08. Minimal 09. Where the streets have no name / How can you expect to be taken seriously? 10. Go West 11. Suburbia 12. It’s a Sin 13. I wouldn’t normally do this k...
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Aug 2006, 10:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the B-sides!
Replies: 95
Views: 11918

Interesting list & comments stats-freak. Thanks.

Keep 'em coming, people :)

Retro
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Aug 2006, 10:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Overrated / Underrated songs
Replies: 69
Views: 7684

Most over-rated: Home And Dry (it's a bit dull, really)
Most under-rated: DJ Culture
Rightfully revered by many as their best song: Can You Forgive Her?

Edit to say I've changed my mind... I agree with many of you here... West End Girls IS terribly over-rated.
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Aug 2006, 1:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: <<CD US Promo - I'm with stupid>>
Replies: 56
Views: 6763

They could have at least modelled the front cover on one of the I'm with stupid singles...
by retrofuturist
Tue 08 Aug 2006, 7:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your definitive top 5 mixes/extended tracks.
Replies: 49
Views: 3823

Rent wrote:Head and shoulders above the rest *drum roll*

Sound of the Atom…(was there a longer version of that one or am I imagining it :?)
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I think the version on the CD single was shorter than the one on Alternative and Introspective Further Listening.... so sort of.
by retrofuturist
Tue 08 Aug 2006, 3:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your definitive top 5 mixes/extended tracks.
Replies: 49
Views: 3823

1. Opportunities (Version Latina)
2. DJ Culture (Extended Mix)
3. Always On My Mind (Extended Mix)
4. How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously? (Extended Mix)
5. Suburbia (The Full Horror)

Petshoppibone nearly made it into the list, but I didn't know if that would count or not.
by retrofuturist
Mon 07 Aug 2006, 4:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PET SHOPPIBONE
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Yes, it's surprisingly good. Petshoppibone is the only PSB megamix I genuinely enjoy. It incorporates a lot of mixes from the 2nd 12" singles which I'd never heard at the time when I bought this. From memory, it includes mainly mixes from the era spanning It's A Sin through to It's Alright. The over...