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by Drico One
Sat 06 Aug 2022, 10:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glastonbury 2022
Replies: 384
Views: 28233

Re: Glastonbury 2022

They really should release this on Blu-ray with the strapline "Where Is Chris?" Yes, the coverage is deeply flawed (dodgy camera work, technical failure, etc.) but the overall vibe is of one gloriously inclusive love-in. Every time I watch this mesmerising show, it makes me happy. It's jus...
by Drico One
Sat 06 Aug 2022, 10:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: At home with the Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: At home with the Pet Shop Boys

I don't mind a bit of PSB satire - the Spitting Image parody was savage (and homophobic) but still funny - but coming from a miserable beta male like Wright I'll pass.

I mean, was Weird Al Yankovic busy those years?

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 17 Jul 2022, 7:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4314

Re: Disappointed, once more...

Speaking about Electronic, it's probably an unpopular opinion to have, but I still think to this day that album-wise Twisted Tenderness has the best flow and offers the most interesting listening experience. Unfortunately, it's a very underrated record. m+ Unpopular, but, in my view, correct. I hav...
by Drico One
Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4314

Re: Disappointed, once more...

Disappointed. The last truly great Bernard single. The greatest song from Neil and Chris’ 90s output, Johnny marts greatest triumph and Factory Records last single release. Regret , Crystal , and swathes of the Music Complete album sounded pretty great to my ears. And I don't think you even need to...
by Drico One
Sun 17 Jul 2022, 11:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4314

Re: Disappointed, once more...

Probably Chris was with Cicero filimng "That Loving Feeling" and helping with the album production or with Ian Wright making "Do the right thing" , doing Boy George "The Crying Game" and some other music on that soundtrack or just making *Very/Relentless" So pleas...
by Drico One
Sat 16 Jul 2022, 8:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4314

Disappointed, once more...

Andy Bell always made more sense as a prancing nymph You can be a passionate PSB fan without resorting to this. Resorting to what? Andy Bell’s whole shtick was to be the lovelorn, often wronged, fairy nymph - or Satyr - fighting for love and acceptance whilst bedecked in lycra. Meanwhile, a musical...
by Drico One
Sat 16 Jul 2022, 11:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4314

Disappointed, once more...

Tempus fugit. Cool World , a long-forgotten movie starring Kim Basinger and Brad Pitt, was released 30 years ago this month. No? Me neither. On its soundtrack was Disappointed by Electronic which had emerged as a single in the UK a few weeks earlier. I think it just might be my favourite non-Pet Sho...
by Drico One
Wed 13 Jul 2022, 12:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The last gig?
Replies: 15
Views: 1744

Re: The last gig?

Maybe, I didn't explain properly, sorry for my english. They can keep making concerts ten years more (I wish) but if you've already done a greatest hits concert It seems that you have nothing more to offer. That this is the last cartridge to burn (an spanish expression). That's, potentially, a very...
by Drico One
Sun 03 Jul 2022, 10:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glastonbury 2022
Replies: 384
Views: 28233

Re: Glastonbury 2022

So everyone else who played Glastonbury gets chart surges and increased percentage of week on week sales. No sign of PopArt or Discography on the album charts though. This is why we won’t get a “new” GH compilation I reckon. They got a sales surge. Discography is at 62 and PopArt is at 69 in the To...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 8:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The right choice of singles in order to increase the popularity of PSB (IMHO)
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: The right choice of singles in order to increase the popularity of PSB (IMHO)

Actually should've seen King's Cross as a single after the big fire and It couldn't happen here a single from the film. Yes, repurposing King’s Cross to cash in on the tragedy would definitely have been the way to go. Shame on them for not having more commercial nous. C'mon, it would have been a ch...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 5:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3142

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

Calling your greatest hits album 'Pop! - the First 20 Hits' is so hubristic. One can imagine Nemesis making a note to call on Andy and remind him of the vicissitudes of pop. Yes, and it was chosen at their commercial zenith - so hubris was almost certainly at play. I remember finding it a very pres...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 2:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3142

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

Well, I think we could consider hits the songs Se a Vida e and New York City Boy too. Yes, you could - and there are others, but then you must ask yourself two questions: What should be left out, and is there a more perfect closing track than Go West? In my view, Go West is the natural end to such ...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 12:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld - The Greatest Hits tour - reviews
Replies: 68
Views: 15891

Re: Dreamworld - The Greatest Hits tour - reviews

That's a lovely review. I agree with the author. I have always found Pet Shop Boys utterly prescient and relevant (in pop, this always seems to be measured in commerce rather than art), but It's Alright and Go West are utterly of the moment. And how fantastic does Vocal sound? In my book (a hefty to...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 12:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3142

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

The Saint Etienne compilation, Too Young to Die, is another that is worthy of celebration. As a single-CD collection, the Human League's Greatest Hits - not the multi-disc offering mentioned above - does the job beautifully, with Tell Me When included after their mini revival in 1994. Erasure's Pop ...
by Drico One
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 12:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3142

Re: Discography should be number one

"We haven't done a Madonna where you leave half your singles off and strangely remix the rest of them." - Neil Tennant, 1991 Which is why Madonna's compilation - fantastic as it is - should not be number one. The remixing of singles immediately disqualifies this as a greatest hits collect...