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by Drico One
Sat 08 May 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary
Replies: 43
Views: 3009

Re: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary

There is always a kernel of hope with Pet Shop Boys. I come back to them time and time again because, even in moments of disillusionment, disaffection, or despair, there remains the possibility of escape. And so it is here. The very first verse seems to describe scenes by a death bed. Is this the mo...
by Drico One
Thu 06 May 2021, 8:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary
Replies: 43
Views: 3009

Re: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary

Very plausible.

Certainly a more believable take than Theresa May recounting the story of her doomed premiership. Still, at least it's better than Legacy.

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 04 May 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

Going back to Literally 15 from which the Australian diary comes, the cover of that - and indeed of the final Very single - features an image of a straight-jacket. It's as if Discovery, and indeed this era in general, was their way of breaking out of their conventions and self-imposed restrictions. ...
by Drico One
Sat 01 May 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

herts101 wrote: Sat 01 May 2021, 2:32 pm And due partly to that, to the 90s songs and to the sheer fun of it all, I found myself full of nostalgia, reflecting on...
Yup, it really takes you back to a happier time when Corona went viral for ecstatic non-immunological reasons.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 01 May 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

Nice read Drico. I owned the VHS (still have it) and have watched the lasterdisc DVD torrent several times that had been floating around the internet for years so I was less surprised by the content. But agree with your analysis. It almost a but too much OTT even for the Pet Shop Boys. Still fun to...
by Drico One
Sat 01 May 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

Maybe it was because I didn't buy the VHS when it came out back in the nineties, but this DVD release really has taken me back to my student days. The interview provides documentary evidence of the reinvention they seemed to undergo at this point in their story. Chris mentions that "this show r...
by Drico One
Fri 30 Apr 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld. After the covid pandemic
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Dreamworld. After the covid pandemic

You forgot the "It's going to have a lesser audience because the fan base is ageing and a significant portion will forget they ever had tickets in the first place" option.
by Drico One
Wed 28 Apr 2021, 11:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1623
Views: 424915

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

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by Drico One
Tue 27 Apr 2021, 12:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

I'm just appalled by the fact that both administrating members of this board think they jumped the shark more than 25 years ago. Almost makes you wonder why you do this at all. Wish we could stop collectively lamenting the land of ye before as this better place. They just had the charts, the songs ...
by Drico One
Tue 27 Apr 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

Yes, it's obviously a lot to do with them (or at least Neil) 'coming out', as is Very. And I do genuinely love Very and its aesthetic, costumes and videos. However, looking back at it now, they definitely crossed a Rubicon. A year after its release and they're playing Girls and Boys, Mr Vain and Rh...
by Drico One
Tue 27 Apr 2021, 8:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

I think Neil has said himself that he finds it really odd in retrospect that they never toured Very more widely. From the perspective of the touring behemoths they've become in the last decade, it's very odd. From the perspective of 1994, I think it was more surprising that they did Discovery. They...
by Drico One
Mon 26 Apr 2021, 11:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

In hindsight, it’s utterly ridiculous that they didn’t tour the UK and/or Europe off the back of Very. That album catapulted them back after the muted Behaviour reception. Back with a bang after a greatest hits compilation that many would have thought would be the end. Their only UK number one albu...
by Drico One
Mon 26 Apr 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release
Replies: 316
Views: 29186

Re: Discovery 1994 - DVD/CD-Release

That tour did seem to set the template for their performances in subsequent years: less theatre, fewer clothes. Just seeing their BB performance on TOTP and they had definitely moved away from the more severe, moody image they had during the 80s by the time of Discovery with the setlist's charity s...
by Drico One
Thu 22 Apr 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Chris - Alcohol
Replies: 35
Views: 3339

Re: Neil and Chris - alcoholic?

TallThinMan wrote: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 7:44 pm
Drico One wrote: Thu 22 Apr 2021, 6:44 pm
daveid wrote:
Of course they've used C and E. The Yesterday, when I was mad video is raw footage, completely undoctored.
I wonder what they were on when writing Winner.

Drico.
They were on tour with Take That.
Ha ha, nothing as toxic as Barlow.

Drico.