Here We Go..It's The Agenda Poll

For general discussion of Pet Shop Boys topics.

As a Pet Shop Boys fan, what is your agenda?

Socialist
11
20%
Far Left
2
4%
Center Left
19
35%
Centrist
6
11%
Center Right
13
24%
Far Right
1
2%
Libertarian
3
5%
 
Total votes: 55

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Re: Here We Go..It's The Agenda Poll

#16 Post by toasterinthebath » Mon 18 Feb 2019, 5:59 pm

Bulldog wrote:
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 10:46 pm
toasterinthebath wrote:
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 4:55 pm
I've often thought it must feel a bit strange to be a right winged Pet Shop Boys fan. There can't be many albums of theirs which could be played without that fan's finger hovering over the 'skip' button.

It'd be a bit like being a socialist with a bizarre fascination for, fffffffffffffff... I dunno, Molly Hatchet or Kid Rock or something.
Part of the equation is the way you express your ideas, if there's some flexibility or not in your approach. And if you let politics be the center of your creativity or understand there's more to life than this. If you take Roger Waters, for instance, I don't like the fact that ever since he left Pink Floyd he doesn't sing about anything else but politics and corporations greed and the way television controls our minds. Very clever, thank you. On the other hand, consider Robert Wyatt: I can't say I agree with his very strong left-wing vision, but he has the greatest way to express his ideas, i.e. with a playful approach, sometimes almost childlike and generally unpretentious, which made him totally original and very admired by a whole lot of different musicians. Here in Italy we have mr. Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, who started as an angry left-wing punk rocker and later moved slowly towards catholic ideas, until he turned into a sort of controversial right-wing supporter. (His most famous band was called CCCP). But in his current shows he still mixes his old songs along with his more recent material, which is strongly inspired by his new-found faith, and the result is surprisingly well balanced.
Thanks for the headsup on Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Bulldog. I'll check him out, although my Italian è peggio del portoghese di Neil!

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