Robbie Williams, new song 'advertising space'........

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Robbie Williams, new song 'advertising space'........

#1 Post by shaunh7 » Wed 23 Nov 2005, 8:11 pm

sounds in parts a lot like 'birthday boy' by the Pet shop boys... or is it just me.
He's a fan so who knows.

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#2 Post by mantooth » Wed 23 Nov 2005, 8:39 pm

Hmmm... That's a tricky one. Because I kind of like "Advertising Space," but hate "Birthday Boy." If it is a sort of homage, at least he did it right! ;)
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#3 Post by Hmmm » Wed 23 Nov 2005, 9:24 pm

It sounds like Birthday Boy at around 3.40 well it stands out more at that point..but as Robbie has had Neil do backing vocals on No Regrets and also did the cover version of I wouldn't normally do any thing is possible :wink: .
They make a little go along way.. very Minimal but Fundamental.

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#4 Post by Dipso » Wed 23 Nov 2005, 9:28 pm

Have you seen the video? Robbie is a Blackpool Elvis.
Prick up your ears.

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#5 Post by Chrispsb » Thu 24 Nov 2005, 6:40 pm

The clip is pretty boring but the song's excellent. anyway, it partly sounds like birthday boy...

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#6 Post by agent doris » Thu 24 Nov 2005, 7:00 pm

I agree! I was going to say just that. It also reminds me of 'Live for today' by Cicero and Sylvia Mason-james

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#7 Post by Syncratic » Thu 24 Nov 2005, 7:05 pm

Robbie is definately a Blackppol Elvis, that's where he'll spend his days, end of pier show. Ooh, the irony!

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#8 Post by catcat » Sat 26 Nov 2005, 6:09 pm

Not only at around 3.40, both songs are very alike at the beginning! :p

I agree that Robbie's "Advertising Space" is very alike "Birthday Boy".
But Robbie sings better than Neil! Haha...

I am also a Robbie's fans. But I think the music video is boring, too! :(
I don't like his Elvis style hair!

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#9 Post by Suburban_Boy » Sat 10 Dec 2005, 2:56 pm

Just caught a glimpse of Robbie on T4 and heard him describe his current level of success and how long it will last. He said he's in what he likes to describe as his 'imperial phase', which as some of you will know is how Neil described the part of their career around the time of It's A Sin and Heart hitting number one in the UK. Obviously Uncle Neil has been imparting his wisdom to young Robbie :)

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#10 Post by Janet Street-Porter » Sat 10 Dec 2005, 4:59 pm

Suburban_Boy wrote:Obviously Uncle Neil has been imparting his wisdom to young Robbie :)
Careful, he'll sue....

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#11 Post by Pani » Sat 10 Dec 2005, 8:30 pm

I like the song, whatever it might have got
to do with PSB. Nevertheless I prefer the 1.
single from the album, 'Tripping' ...

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#12 Post by psb-freak » Sun 11 Dec 2005, 11:53 am

The guitar part in the beginning is completely like the beginning of Birthday Boy.
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#13 Post by Pani » Sun 11 Dec 2005, 12:00 pm

psb-freak wrote:The guitar part in the beginning is completely like the beginning of Birthday Boy.
Oh, really? I didn't notice as I never
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#14 Post by BrilliantPSB » Sun 11 Dec 2005, 2:02 pm

this song is absolutely fantastic. It has the "HIT" word stamped on each second. Brilliant song.
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#15 Post by alig » Sun 11 Dec 2005, 3:26 pm

the intro is defanatelay "birthday boy."
"John 3:16."

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