PSB most certainly do excellent "intros"...what's your favourite?

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PSB most certainly do excellent "intros"...what's your favourite?

#1 Post by psbfannyc » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 5:04 am

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201904 ... -pop-music

"Pet Shop Boys
West End Girls (1985)
Intro-meter: 0.33

Neil Tennant formed Pet Shop Boys after several years redefining music journalism as a member of pop magazine Smash Hits, a title known for not always having a reverent attitude towards the music it covered.

The Pet Shop Boys’ first song, however, re-recorded by producer Stephen Hague after an earlier version had been released as a club mix in America, was a masterclass in moody scene-setting. In the first few seconds, snatches of far-off voices can be heard before the foreboding synths glide towards the spare, funky ‘bassline’ (actually another synth) and one of the greatest opening lines in modern pop music: “Sometimes you’re better off dead, there’s a gun in your hand and it’s pointing at your head.”


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#3 Post by Future Lover » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 9:43 am

What's a definition of an intro? To me, the whole minute before the beat comes on in "Vocal" is perfection.

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#4 Post by Xakrij » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 4:17 pm

Hello...

Left to my own devices

'nuff said!
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#5 Post by leesmapman » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 7:16 pm

So Hard's intro was quite good. But yes, Left To My Own Devices is probably the best.

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#6 Post by York Minster » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 10:15 pm

Fugitive. I'm Not Scared. Both are essential to the tracks.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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#7 Post by Pod » Wed 10 Apr 2019, 10:20 pm

It’s a sin
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.


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#9 Post by ArtHist » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 9:20 am

^^^^ Yes, please. Where? When?

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#10 Post by michael888 » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 9:58 am

psbfannyc wrote:
Wed 10 Apr 2019, 5:04 am
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201904 ... -pop-music

"Pet Shop Boys
West End Girls (1985)
Intro-meter: 0.33

Neil Tennant formed Pet Shop Boys after several years redefining music journalism as a member of pop magazine Smash Hits, a title known for not always having a reverent attitude towards the music it covered.

The Pet Shop Boys’ first song, however, re-recorded by producer Stephen Hague after an earlier version had been released as a club mix in America, was a masterclass in moody scene-setting. In the first few seconds, snatches of far-off voices can be heard before the foreboding synths glide towards the spare, funky ‘bassline’ (actually another synth) and one of the greatest opening lines in modern pop music: “Sometimes you’re better off dead, there’s a gun in your hand and it’s pointing at your head.”
and a lady went, 'It's Sting!'
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#11 Post by Patrick Bateman » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 11:42 am

Indubitably Left to my own devices.

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#12 Post by andmaste » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 11:56 am

Left to my own devices
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#13 Post by goughsjd » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12:11 pm

I am a fan of the I want a Dog (Album) intro , always makes me wanna bop down the road !

Also Love comes quickly / Inner Sanctum / Flourecent and the obvious Epic Devices intro
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#14 Post by nervousboy » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 12:55 pm

Jealousy 12" Mix.
Dramatic. OTT. Camp as Frock.

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#15 Post by leesmapman » Thu 11 Apr 2019, 3:05 pm

Opportunities.
Suburbia's extended mix.
It's A Sin's over the top 10 seconds and counting intro

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