What's your opinion about West End Girls?

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Do you think they make good covers of Pet Shop Boys?

Yes!
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41%
No!
17
30%
I don't know.
4
7%
I don't care
12
21%
 
Total votes: 56

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Fugitive1979
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#16 Post by Fugitive1979 »

Rent wrote:Well, they do say that imitation is the purest form of flattery. Especially when it is well done. In this instance, it is.
Good point. 8)
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#17 Post by mindboy »

StevePSB wrote:Squeaky, cheesy, embarrassing crap. 'nuf said.


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Quite accurate, i can only add - shite. :x
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#18 Post by DJAMIX »

djandyman wrote:Some of their covers are good, some are not as good. I really like the Punkstar remixes that are on their EP's... Their cover of Go West was not needed at all :shock:
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#19 Post by psb-freak »

The covers are quite good. And they´re nice girls. :D
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#20 Post by Actually »

We all love the Pet Shop Boys but we don't have the urge to put on a couple of Builder's hats & pretend to be Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe....Get my point?
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#21 Post by Drem »

Disappointment of the year: mediocre copycats, voiceless, deaf and insincere. I knew that from the start.
"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
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#22 Post by Eldritch »

dVTB wrote:The production of their tracks is really nice, but as soon as they open their mouths, I start disliking them.
Totally agree. They sound like t.A.t.U on sedatives. They also consistently pronounce words wrong and therefore give the impression that they have no idea what they are singing about, ripping away the melancholic allure that is so well expressed by Neil.

I thought that on further listenings I would get used to their vocals, but no. The reverse happened. They become more annoying with each listen, while the novelty of the production soon starts to fade.
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#23 Post by kimphilby »

Are they still around? I thought they were a pre-Fundamental marketing ploy.

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#24 Post by raggatwin »

Don't see the point of them really.
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#25 Post by dVTB »

Eldritch wrote:
dVTB wrote:The production of their tracks is really nice, but as soon as they open their mouths, I start disliking them.
Totally agree. They sound like t.A.t.U on sedatives. They also consistently pronounce words wrong and therefore give the impression that they have no idea what they are singing about, ripping away the melancholic allure that is so well expressed by Neil.

I thought that on further listenings I would get used to their vocals, but no. The reverse happened. They become more annoying with each listen, while the novelty of the production soon starts to fade.
Yet they don't top the list of pour pronouncation. Sofie Clausen, who made a eurodance cover of Suburbia, constantly walked 'with the ducks tonight', in Suburbia. I also think t.A.t.U. have more powerful voices than West End Girls.

In fact you might be right about the production. I can imagine that novelty disappearing after a while, but I didn't give it a chance. I never listen to West End Girls. That said, I must confess that I love their version of Love Comes Quickly way better than the original. It has a better bpm and vibe to it.

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#26 Post by Shopper »

I would say cute :mrgreen:

Suburbia was awesome indeed and they werent as cheesy as those dreadful
A*teens or whatever that Abba group was..
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#27 Post by Janet Street-Porter »

Shopper wrote:Suburbia was awesome indeed and they werent as cheesy as those dreadful
A*teens or whatever that Abba group was..
They were called Erasure.

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#28 Post by Danger »

Lovely girls! Great songs covered like Go West, It's A Sin, Domino Dancing! I have Domino dancing single autographed by West End girls: wow!
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#29 Post by Steve Fett »

exactly....

Its more PSB music getting heard by a different generation again. Whats not to love ?

The production is brilliant, and the songs (well, duh) are perfect !! Their versions of Suburbia, Rent and Being Boring are wonderful. :P

West End girls always remind me of t.A.T.u - and I like them too, so maybe thats why they work...
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#30 Post by Darkmoon »

The covers sound great productionwise...
Now if only I could remove those awful vocals

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