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Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine

Posted: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 7:46 am
by psbfannyc
This post should cause some debate...on the "Alternative" diagram...I see Human League and Saint Etienne...but no PSB

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/lets-obse ... nsiteshare


Of course we know with "Electronic" music...it's a different story....but can anyone spot PSB on the "Electronic" diagram?

https://www.wired.com/2015/10/intricate ... nic-music/

Re: Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine

Posted: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 8:16 am
by Patrick Bateman
They're encompassed by Duran Duran, Gary Numan, Talk Talk and the Human League.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1260/ ... 1493363572

Re: Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine

Posted: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 10:28 am
by spacewalker
I'm not sure Pet Shop Boys should be on the Alternative diagram, though they certainly have influenced some of the alternative bands like Suede.

The Human League were quite an alternative band at the dawn of their career. Dunno about Saint Etienne, never listened to them properly, but they have to be indie, I suppose?..

Re: Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine

Posted: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 11:10 am
by joeythecat
Just looks like an ignorant chart to me. If you only get your musical education from visiting the vinyl racks at Urban Outfitters, you may come up with something like that. Funny how they would include Saint Etienne, who were influenced by PSB but omit them. Even David Bowie just gets a little courtesy blurb to the left, arguably he influenced Blur much more than The Smiths. I did not see Duran Duran, but how could you include them without including Japan or David Sylvian. Did Devo even make the list? No U2, really? Silliness.