Where is the oddest public place you've heard a PSB song?

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Where is the oddest public place you've heard a PSB song?

#1 Post by Gabby » Sat 09 Feb 2019, 11:48 pm

Sorry if this has been a topic before, but living in Canada, as I do, you don't often hear PSB except perhaps the odd radio play of West End girls on a retro radio station, or similarly popular Please/Actually era songs in various stores (What have I done to deserve this? and Always on my mind pop up from time to time).

Today I was really surprised to hear "Winner" on the in-store soundtrack in my local (Stratford, ON) WalMart. Not only PSB but also something far removed from their most popular phase in North America.

I've also heard "The Pop Kids" at a restaurant patio (Moxies) in London, ON, but it was shortly after the release of Super, so might have been more on someone's music radar at the time, but even still, hearing a more current PSB track in a public place in SW Ontario is pretty unlikely, although apparently becoming less of a rarity from this writers perspective.

Anyone else finding that PSB's songs are popping up more frequently in unexpected public places?

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#2 Post by Boring90 » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 12:03 am

I was in a clothing store in the middle of Washington State in the mid 90's when KDX-125 came thumping from the store sound system.

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#3 Post by jules » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 12:48 am

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#4 Post by le petit corbusier » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 2:28 am

On the corner from where I live, one day they were playing Casting a shadow super loud. I was coming back from the super market and I was like "wtf is that, I know it".
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#5 Post by retrofuturist » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 3:06 am

I heard Forever In Love last night at a local bar I went to. Oh wait, I guess that's because I was the DJ. :lol:

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#6 Post by michael888 » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 4:41 am

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#7 Post by luca857 » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 6:47 am

The Pet Shop Boys remix of Hallo Spaceboy at a movie theater, just before the beginning of Les Invasions Barbares

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#8 Post by Greendrake » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 8:19 am

2006-2007, KFC ("Rostik's") in Moscow. Out of the blue they played One and one make five :shock:

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#9 Post by Xakrij » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 8:48 am

Greendrake wrote:
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2006-2007, KFC ("Rostik's") in Moscow. Out of the blue they played One and one make five :shock:

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#10 Post by York Minster » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 9:09 am

When Borders was closing a decade ago someone put on Discography all the way through. I took my time looking through the closeout books enjoying the music. It was great getting to hear tracks like Being Boring and DJ Culture in public in the US.

Heard Can You Forgive Her in the bathroom at a Mexican restaurant. I was poop logging (am I banned yet) and started singing along from inside the stall.

Heard Samurai in Autumn on the radio, but that was because PSB was playing live that night.

Heard Love Etc precisely one time at the gym. Heard the PSB remix of the Killers Read My Mind some 300 times. I guess it's a decent mix but I never want to hear it again.
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#11 Post by daveid » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 9:59 am

I wouldn't say this was the oddest place but it felt quite appropriate. I was in a cafe in London just before joining the first anti-Iraq war March in February 2003 when London came on. "Let's do it. Let's break the law" Well I didn't but I think it's safe to say the US and UK did.

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#12 Post by oakey » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 12:46 pm

Stayed in a mountain resort in Austria where they had Did you see me coming? on their 2-hourly playlist.

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#13 Post by Neilatrone » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 1:45 pm

It doesn’t often snow at Christmas..........in Dubai, United Arab Emirates!

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#14 Post by Greendrake » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 10:11 pm

Neilatrone wrote:
Sun 10 Feb 2019, 1:45 pm
It doesn’t often snow at Christmas..........in Dubai, United Arab Emirates!
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#15 Post by rashomon » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 10:24 pm

In the Odeon Cinema in Leicester

Just before the movie started I was stunned to see the full video of It's Alright played out on the big screen. Can't recall the main feature itself but will never forget seeing the PSB vid 8)

in fact I'd pay good money today to watch the whole of Videography in a decent cinema with the sound cranked up to 11.
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