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by JJ Naas
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 246
Views: 30740

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

romy wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 7:06 pm
Can't believe it.Looking through itunes Charts and see "Musik" on Nr.8 in the Uk and on Nr.1 in Spain!!
Now at #7 in UK. :shock:

EDIT: Or I don't know. Where can you see the most up to date chart?
by JJ Naas
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 26
Views: 7024

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

6. DJ Culture The video remains a career highlight, humorously summing up so many of their key facets and characteristics. Not just that, but I find the video even partly self-parodical, which often is as healthy as it's inevitable for any artist of any medium, after they've been doing their thing ...
by JJ Naas
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The triology and its nfluence on tours (lazers and more lazers)
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: The triology and its nfluence on tours (lazers and more lazers)

We already had the square blocks -theme during the Pandemonium tour, Super tour plays with round shapes, time for triangles next I think.

Also:
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by JJ Naas
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station
Replies: 15
Views: 3724

Re: Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station

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I saw the gig last night, literally at night. It started at 23:30. The Northern latitudes are challenging for their laser -heavy shows, because the sun barely sets. There have been postponements and last moment changes to indoor venues since the beginning of the Electric tour.
by JJ Naas
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station
Replies: 15
Views: 3724

Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station

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Just 15 minutes ago.

Neil is wearing the chequered black shirt, Chris is on the right with the luggage.

Apparently they took the same train from Vaasa to Helsinki as I did. It was a 4-hour journey.
by JJ Naas
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Further Listening Demos
Replies: 13
Views: 3912

Re: Further Listening Demos

Radiophonic (demo) is awesome. Currently I feel it might be even better than the album version. More airy, more trancey. Can anyone hear what is the bit that's whispered in the chorus before the "Radiophonic.. I think I'm in love" -bit? "Radiophonic... something something?"
by JJ Naas
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Saint Etienne's PSB references...
Replies: 43
Views: 6079

Re: Saint Etienne's PSB references...

I also like Saint Etienne, and the previous album was awesome. "Over the Border" gives me chills. I saw them live here in Helsinki a couple of years ago, at the Flow festival.
by JJ Naas
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: Geowayne Polls
Topic: Poll ends soon on your favorite "character" in a PSB song
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: Poll ends soon on your favorite "character" in a PSB song

Even though it probably isn't so, the guy in Opportunities, Single and Gin & Jag could be the same person. He aims to make lot's of money in the 80's, and by mid 90's he's actually succeeded. In Gin & Jag he looks back at his 90's days, telling "you should've seen me then".
by JJ Naas
Wed 22 Feb 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1458
Views: 285210

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

There's a bit in "Howard Goodall's How Music Works" -series where he shows how Pachelbel's Canon in D has been used in pop music including Go West:

https://youtu.be/gZP5ACEtcv0?t=1008
by JJ Naas
Tue 21 Feb 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2452
Views: 506887

Re: 2017: "New Batch" of reissued & remastered albums w/ Further Listening albums

I like the Try It -demo (or Peel version) better than the more stripped down version on Disco 3. I'd love to have it on the FL.
by JJ Naas
Thu 02 Feb 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NME Godlike Genius 2017
Replies: 143
Views: 20035

Re: (TBC) NME Godlike Genius 2017

"They have collaborated with and influenced an array of music’s biggest stars, such as The Killers, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Daft Punk."

Daft Punk?
by JJ Naas
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Chris Evans radio 2 - Friday
Replies: 45
Views: 7975

Re: Chris Evans radio 2 - Friday

They'd be interesting in ELO's Jeff Lynne producing the album after next (Stuart Price is definitely competing the trilogy). What?! The last ELO album was quite mediocre and ELO's recent live performances have been quite tired, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't still be a good producer. That'd mean...
by JJ Naas
Fri 02 Sep 2016, 10:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 20 Years of Bilingual
Replies: 40
Views: 6258

Re: 20 Years of Bilingual

London also features heavily, which I always love - embankment gardens for eg. I love this: Cross a windy bridge one winter night Past Embankment Gardens enter warmth and light The thing I loved more than anything about the "Bilingual" era was the single releases. What a wonderful set of b-sides: T...
by JJ Naas
Fri 02 Sep 2016, 7:31 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 20 Years of Bilingual
Replies: 40
Views: 6258

20 Years of Bilingual

Today. Bilingual is the album I have the most complicated relationship with. When it came out I had heard Se A Vida E and Before, and I had liked those singles very much (esp. the whole Before single with Truck Driver.. and Hit and Miss), but when I got the full album, it felt more inconsistent than...