Search found 3547 matches

by Drico One
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Ha ha. "Intelligent people have had their say, it's time for the foolish to get their way."

Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Ha ha. Doncaster lady obviously on the local tourist board.

Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Best question of the night asking about next year's plans:
  • 24 new songs now (up from 22)
  • Album in the second half of the year
  • Other things going on (theatrical/dance thing on the go as well)
Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Poor Neil. Two senior moments in a row, there.

Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Try Facebook, Marie. The link is on the previous page.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 763

The New Album Info Thread

Neil's interesting interview on the Guardian Web site today contained some references to the new album. I was surprised at how willing he was to drop in tidbits about that as I was under the impression that we were still very much between albums, but it seems clear that this has now progressed. I su...
by Drico One
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 12:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Always on my mind/in your house does indeed have that thrilling explosive moment, Lush (good to see you, btw). My problem with it - such as it is - is that the utter genius of that moment highlights the plodding nature of much of the rest of the track. You really just want the explosive riff and it ...
by Drico One
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Hey Philby2, you wouldn't be poster Kim Philby who used to post here until around 2009, would you? We had a Dead Pool thread then that he took part in before suddenly disappearing in the manner of a Washington Post journalist in a Saudi Arabian consulate. Regarding Domino dancing and Heart, my point...
by Drico One
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 11:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 21
Views: 3077

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

2. Go West This works on so many levels. To come back with something as monstrously OTT as this was a mark of genius. To release it shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union was a masterstroke, allowing another interpretation of what was originally a lament to a lost gay utopia. That it was sung -...
by Drico One
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

6. Losing my mind The bonkers percussion, demented air, and general sense of nuttery makes this a creepy pleasure. This was a standout of the Performance show where all sorts of malevolent activity was taking place under cover of darkness - and bedsheets. It's raw and taut, even a little crass, but...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 12:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 26
Views: 2271

Dricography: Ranking Introspective

October 1988. Ben Johnson is more notorious than Duran Duran, AC Milan have gone Dutch, and Pet Shop Boys are slowly going down the dumper with their coolest album yet. The imperial phase has ended with Domino dancing, the achingly poptastic lead single of Introspective, stalling at number 7 only mo...
by Drico One
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 50
Views: 4819

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

No wonder Chris had nothing left to give for the rest of their live career. He put it all in for the one performance.

Let's face it, at any moment, there, Neil is about to announce "Foul stroke, four, Jimmy Savile."

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 21
Views: 3077

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

5. The theatre I remember hearing this for the first time on BBC Radio 1's Pet Shop Boys Day, a few weeks before the release of Very, its epic, cinematic grandeur immediately apparent. There's a Walk on the wild side vibe to the backing vocals, an insistent, dramatic cacophony contextualizing the g...
by Drico One
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 211
Views: 18973

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

That's a lovely, emotional article. Thanks for that.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 12:07 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 21
Views: 3077

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

7. I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing There's a touching optimism and carefree vibe about the third single from Very, an affectionate portrayal of an emotionally stilted, deeply self-conscious individual going vaguely and very publicly mad when finally falling in love. Perhaps this is what l...