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by Drico One
Thu 18 Apr 2024, 8:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

Shopping and Rent represent the thematic heart of Actually. The conspicuous consumption of Shopping - where everything's for sale - provides the societal backdrop to the complex interpersonal relationship that characterises Rent. I love you; You pay my rent: Love as a monetary transaction, the logic...
by Drico One
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 5:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1912
Views: 705780

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

MODERATOR NOTE: Rubbish snipped
by Drico One
Tue 16 Apr 2024, 5:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 185
Views: 19196

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

MODERATOR NOTE: Rubbish snipped
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 9:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

Pinhead44 wrote: Sat 13 Apr 2024, 9:42 pm Does anyone know what song kept it off the no1 spot in the US ?
Seasons Change by Expose and Father Figure by George Michael.
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I asked an AI to create a new Pet Shop Boys song, this is what it came up with
Replies: 43
Views: 6678

Re: I asked an AI to create a new Pet Shop Boys song, this is what it came up with

Pinhead44 wrote: Sat 13 Apr 2024, 6:28 pm I like the song.

Neil's voice doesn't sound quite right though
🤔 :wink:
Haven't you heard? His voice has changed, a long-term cold, apparently, or a bad dose of COVID.

I'd still take this over Winner, mind.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 5:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48391

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

For what it's worth, Dancing star is up to number 20 from number 701 on the official UK Radio Airplay chart. It's managed this on 73 plays - but as many of those were on BBC Radio, the reach is considered high at 18.1. For comparison, some of the tracks around it on the chart were played 2,000 times...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 4:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Johnny Marr -live
Replies: 52
Views: 3632

Re: Neil and Johnny Marr -live

Well, I appear to be in the minority here - which is fair enough. I don't think many of their recent cover versions are much cop compared to the earlier ones, but I do think their original material today is often every bit as good as it ever was. So, in that sense, I think I'd prefer if they didn't ...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

Great, Rashomon! I think sometimes it's easy to forget how much of an impact the Dusty duet had. I was 15 when it came out, and I remember my parents being intrigued at the reappearance of the '60s icon on a record with the two mischievous '80s trouble-makers who had spectacularly skewed Catholicism...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 11:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 185
Views: 19196

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

Thanks for that. Simon Price didn't have much to work with, space-wise, in that, yet he crammed in loads of detail and the apposite observation about Tennant's emotional intelligence and empathy. His Chart Music podcast contributions are highly entertaining.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 11:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 185
Views: 19196

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

Which publication is that review from, King? Thanks for posting.
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 11:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Which Nonetheless single do you prefer?
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Which Nonetheless single do you prefer?

I love both tracks. Loneliness is magnificent in its full glory, sweeping ominously across the psychological wreckage of a dysfunctional relationship. Dancing star, by contrast, is joyous. As I get older, I tend to prefer my PSB "up". I loved Electric and Super. I adore Will-o-the-wisp. So...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

Up there with Being Boring as the best album opener for me. That's an interesting topic in itself. I'd probably plump for Two divided by zero for reasons already given in this thread - not because it is anything like the best song that opens an album, but because it signposts an entire journey of 4...
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

Who wants to do What have I done to deserve this?
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 379
Views: 20136

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

I've asked TheGardner to look into it. He's our resident tech guru. It's a new introduction, so maybe there are teething problems.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 13 Apr 2024, 10:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I wish this forum had Like buttons
Replies: 23
Views: 2559

Re: I wish this forum had Like buttons

Thanks Drico! Fun fact – I actually do see that icon/button in the posts pf this thread, but not in that other thread. In fact, it seems like it is visible to me in the threads here in the Administration -> Support sub-forum but not in the other sub-forums. Very strange - but the info is useful. Ca...