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by retrofuturist
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Spotify
Replies: 20
Views: 6815

Re: Spotify

Greetings, Today The Pop Kids Remixes went out from Sporify... :oops: It does baffle me the number of people nowadays who think, "Oh, I don't need to own/buy any music nowadays... I have Spotify". I guess if someone's not all that into music, or has pretty generic tastes, then maybe that's fair enou...
by retrofuturist
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 1:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: FL does not make Disco masterpiece obsolete
Replies: 14
Views: 4809

Re: FL does not make Disco masterpiece obsolete

Greetings, Given that Disco 2 seems to cover the 90s only (I think from memory that a mix of So Hard is the oldest track in the mix?), I think you could rationally expand Disco 1 to cover the 80s. There are a ton of early remixes from that era which are vinyl only. A revisited Disco 2 could cover re...
by retrofuturist
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It couldn't happen here soundtrack album
Replies: 32
Views: 7028

Re: It couldn't happen here soundtrack album

Greetings, Someone asked on discogs, and so will I - which version of Suburbia is on it? Apparently the video version, which didn't appear on CD until PopArt. Possibly, although looking at Discogs, the version on PopArt clocks in at 5:11, whereas the version on the soundtrack clocks in at 5:30. I ag...
by retrofuturist
Sun 01 Mar 2020, 11:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 33219

Re: New single - I don't wanna

Greetings, The most boring track on the album. I don't believe it. I believe it, precisely because it is the most boring track on the album. A poor choice. Personally I feel it would need a full-scale redo (ala Suburbia, It's Alright, A Red Letter Day, Integral, Yesterday When I Was Mad) to even be ...
by retrofuturist
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Where the streets have no love ...
Replies: 45
Views: 8327

Re: Where the streets have no love ...

Greetings, Were there any decent remixes of this one that are worth spinning? Not really. In terms of remixes I used to like this one by David Morales, but I'm not so sure about it now, and the weird effect on the word "dust" has always seemed out of place. In terms of mixes though, make sure you pl...
by retrofuturist
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Where the streets have no love ...
Replies: 45
Views: 8327

Re: Where the streets have no love ...

Absolutely loved this at the time, and it's still a favourite, although looking back there's something about the production I'm not entirely sure about... it feels a bit mid-rangey, a bit thin, and a bit tinny. It needs more "loudness". (apologies for the lack of technical precision in that descript...
by retrofuturist
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 36
Views: 9894

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

Greetings,
oakey wrote:
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 5:33 pm
...especially the beginning, has always reminded me of NO very much.
Because of the drums? Stephen Morris is terribly under-rated.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Pet Shop Order Boys
Replies: 184
Views: 20246

Re: New Pet Shop Order Boys

Greetings,
Spittingcat wrote:
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 2:50 pm
“Unity” is a great name.
It's also a one-word title.

8)

Just saying...

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 4th single off Hotspot - I Don't Wanna
Replies: 199
Views: 34570

Re: 4th single off Hotspot

Greetings,
NikacP0kac wrote:
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 4:33 pm
Seems far too late for a Hotspot single. Maybe something in conjunction with the often rumoured Di5co?
We could theoretically see something which is both.

Remember how Integral was both the 4th single from Fundamental and the first single from Disco 4?

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Pet Shop Order Boys
Replies: 184
Views: 20246

Re: New Pet Shop Order Boys

Greetings, Can we all admit “the unity tour” is a horrible name? It implies there was animosity or a rift between the bands, which there never was (afaik). So many more creative, and apt, choices. Agreed... and for two bands with such a brilliant backlog of iconic artwork over the decades, the promo...
by retrofuturist
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland (Full Intention Classic Remix) ?!!
Replies: 53
Views: 6309

Re: Dreamland (Full Intention Classic Remix) ?!!

Greetings, These mixes are very US-appropriate as they highlight the stale taste of US fans. We have... The tribal/circuit party mix The “wobble bass” mix The “old school” house mix. It’s been the same thing since Vocal. Well said. Not much of interest here for a Pet Shop Boys fan... but still, that...
by retrofuturist
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 1:53 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 375
Views: 37435

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

Greetings,

Congratulations to those who guessed this would be the free gift this year.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 375
Views: 37435

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

Greetings, Really odd that they released No boundaries as a b side months before and also put it on here. That's oddly unsatisfying in a PSB OCD way Chances are this will be an "original" version, prior to being repurposed for more conventional Pet Shop Boys usage as a b-side. Think here of Closer T...
by retrofuturist
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged
Replies: 24
Views: 3028

Re: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged

Those things would not have made a lick of difference. If anything, the tackiness of some of them would have hastened their decline.