Lily Savage (Paul O'Grady) Pet Shop Boys rip-off single.

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Lily Savage (Paul O'Grady) Pet Shop Boys rip-off single.

#1 Post by tonipsb »

Been watching some old Lily Savage stuff after reading one of Paul O'Grady's books and I came across this super obscure song he released as Lily in 1988 called 'Tough at the Top'

It sounds pretty much like a rip-off of Pet Shop Boys version of Always on my Mind. Then from about 2:20 it sounds exactly like the bridge in It's a Sin.

Has anyone ever heard of this. What do you make of it?

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An Ian Levine production with a generic backing track. Lily flogged this to death at the Vauxhall Tavern back in the day. I have the 7" and 12".

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#3 Post by retrofuturist »

Yes, the rip-offs are blatant - of both Always On My Mind and It's A Sin.

Reminds me a bit of the Pound Shop Boys.

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A case of "don't give up the day job"

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I actually liked that! Got me tapping my toes!
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Not really a good idea was it?
Not a born singer that one, scouse drawl over a synthetic drumbeat - not a good combination.
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#7 Post by hotspotnot »

Isn't it more of a pastiche or parody rather than a rip-off? They're deliberately creating something that sounds like gay 80s pop music.
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#8 Post by Straight_Talker »

Ok...this has become a guilty pleasure! I’ve had the 12” banging out in my car on repeat whilst running errands for people (it’s on Spotify!).

You can imagine a smoke filled club in S.London at 1am on a rainy Friday night...O’Grady strutting his stuff to throngs of people absolutely loving life!

“Don’t give up the day job” I hear. Well, it was his “day job” and he was obviously pretty good at it!
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