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by Drico One
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..
Replies: 27
Views: 31828

Re: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..

Fair play to Smith. Most people settle for irritating others when alive. He's managing it from beyond the grave. Superior grade curmudgeonliness.

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..
Replies: 27
Views: 31828

Re: BBC4 TOTPs Heads Up..

My understanding is you won't see any West End Girls TOTP performances because they've all been "Smithed".

Drico.
by Drico One
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her
Replies: 39
Views: 34578

Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

well, hold on - in 1992 PSB did a legendary show at the Hacienda, did The Crying Game with Boy George & Disappointed with Electronic, released Performance on video, and did The South Bank Show (which remains the best documentary about them to this day.) Not bad for a completely silent year! 1992 al...
by Drico One
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 74
Views: 46285

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

It’s aesthetic preference. Going high on the register can work well if your vocal range allows it - or if it works in isolation, like the segment in Love Comes Quickly. But Neil sings all of the verses of Before like Kermit the Frog on helium - and it does him no favours, in my view. Andy Bell’s vo...
by Drico One
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her
Replies: 39
Views: 34578

Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

Yeah, they definitely needed 1992 off. I think people were fairly sated by them at that point and everyone needed to reboot. Saturation point had been reached with an album, six singles, a world tour, and a greatest hits inside 15 months from September 1990. I’m not sure taking longer with the likea...
by Drico One
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 74
Views: 46285

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

It’s aesthetic preference. Going high on the register can work well if your vocal range allows it - or if it works in isolation, like the segment in Love Comes Quickly. But Neil sings all of the verses of Before like Kermit the Frog on helium - and it does him no favours, in my view. Andy Bell’s voc...
by Drico One
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her
Replies: 39
Views: 34578

Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

It was the first year they didn't release a single - and this on the back of the flop performances of half of their 1991 singles and the compilation. Everything is relative, but in PSB terms, 1992 was non existent. That South Bank Show special talked openly about the problems they would now have in ...
by Drico One
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 74
Views: 46285

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

Bilingual is, arguably, their most inconsistent record. The opening is phenomenally intense, with the lonely, dystopian Discoteca merging into the flippant, but still emotionally isolated Single. You could make the case that the protagonist is the same in both tracks, "going out and carrying on as n...
by Drico One
Thu 31 May 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her
Replies: 39
Views: 34578

Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

Underneath the bombast lay hidden layers of, well, bombast. Marvellous. This was a lead single - the gold standard, in fact. Like all great Pet Shop Boys endeavours, there is always more than meets the eye. Buried beneath the dramatic orchestral stabs is a high-pitched tone of emotional distress tha...
by Drico One
Wed 30 May 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 74
Views: 46285

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

I like the agony aunt quality of Before, where uncle Neil - the voice of experience - reassures us that all will be well in the end. But it's a pretty underwhelming lead single. In comparison to Can You Forgive Her?, So Hard, Domino Dancing, and It's a Sin, I think it's second division. Many people ...
by Drico One
Wed 23 May 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)
Replies: 49
Views: 23129

Re: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)

Both the Dictator Decides and Into Thin Air are explicitly about escaping from oneself. There’s a consistent thread throughout the whole album of leaving current reality behind, from Happiness - where the protagonist wants to escape Barnyard USA for a better life - through the Pop Kids where we leav...
by Drico One
Mon 21 May 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)
Replies: 49
Views: 23129

Re: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)

Thematically, it's great. It's all about getting out of your head, forgetting, and losing sentience - with the sad robots giving it an ironic twist as they go in the opposite direction, become sentient and cry. It's their drug album.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 19 May 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love, Hate and Quintessential
Replies: 24
Views: 6951

Re: Love, Hate and Quintessential

Rent, Can you forgive her?, and It's a sin

Legacy, Winner, and did I mention Winner?

Love comes quickly, Vocal, A red letter day.

Drico.
by Drico One
Fri 18 May 2018, 7:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Annually - April 2nd 2018.
Replies: 222
Views: 41225

Re: New Annually - April 2nd 2018.

You’re not missing much. It’s really not worth the wait.

Drico.
by Drico One
Wed 09 May 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Latest Neil Interview (Includes New Album Talk..)
Replies: 12
Views: 2128

Re: Latest Neil Interview (Includes New Album Talk..)

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Drico.
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