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by Drico One
Fri 03 Sep 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hating PSB
Replies: 38
Views: 2762

Re: Hating PSB

Pet Shop Boys have always been incredibly divisive, in my experience. I put some of that down to low-level homophobia - but not simply that. It's bad enough for their "critics" that they are poofs, but it's unforgivable that they are poofs with attitude, poofs getting above their station w...
by Drico One
Sun 15 Aug 2021, 10:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?

https://youtu.be/vtGBcvBqOJs Here’s Edgar Wright going through a list of his favourite Sparks Songs. At about 9 mins in, he says that when Sing my way came out, it must’ve been a bit galling for them, that everyone was saying it sounds like PSB, when really it was the other way round. Edgar Wright ...
by Drico One
Fri 13 Aug 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?
Replies: 28
Views: 2378

Re: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?

What strikes me most about the Sparks Brothers hype is just how needy the people behind it are for acknowledgement from Pet Shop Boys. It's almost creepy, this desire for a nod from Neil and Chris. They get mentioned in this film in ways that lead one to conclude, ironically, that Pet Shop Boys are ...
by Drico One
Fri 21 May 2021, 12:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

Moderator Comment : We've spent the evening cutting the filth and ugliness out of this thread. A few innocent or on-topic posts have had to be sacrificed in the process. It was impossible to excise the poison cleanly without taking another week, so apologies for the imperfect thread surgery. I have...
by Drico One
Thu 13 May 2021, 12:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Their saddest songs
Replies: 61
Views: 6835

Re: Their saddest songs

Sadness suffuses their entire milieu. Almost everything is coated in a varnish of quiet despair. I think that's what makes their euphoric moments so ecstatic. They emerge from a place of poignant suffering, and the contrast is both intoxicating and liberating. Every glorious escape into happiness is...
by Drico One
Thu 13 May 2021, 12:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

why allow Olly to do a cover of it earlier in the year and agree to produce the collaboration with Elton where all proceeds go to his AIDS foundation? ... I just don't get the idea that they'd be precious about the song being "framed" as "about AIDS" when some of their greatest ...
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 11:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

This is the band that performed Paninaro '95 with oiled muscle boys on Top of the Pops, were labeled "too gay" for the ITV National Lottery Show after New York City Boy's BBC performance, opened a charity show with a song called "Homosexuality", and dedicated the Winner video to...
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 10:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

This is the band that performed Paninaro '95 with oiled muscle boys on Top of the Pops, were labeled "too gay" for the ITV National Lottery Show after New York City Boy's BBC performance, opened a charity show with a song called "Homosexuality", and dedicated the Winner video to ...
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 10:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

Dog wrote: Wed 12 May 2021, 10:26 pm I do think there might be something in an unease about a purposefully ambiguous song being given such a singular reading.
Ha ha, it's a bit late for that!

Drico.
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

Annually 2022 is going to be fascinating. Only the year away now.

Drico.
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

Neil and Chris, like the rest of us, will eventually "pop" their clogs and shuffle off this mortal coil. However, surely we want the music to play forever - and if we want that to happen then nights like last night are precisely the way to go about ensuring true immortality. The true artis...
by Drico One
Wed 12 May 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

I thought that was a tremendous performance. It's easy to be cynical about Elton, particularly, but in the bigger picture this represents the Abbafication of Pet Shop Boys where legends and aspiring stars re-imagine and restage the hits. The great thing is Neil and Chris, like Benny and Bjorn, remai...
by Drico One
Tue 11 May 2021, 10:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover (Moderator Comment Post 276)
Replies: 275
Views: 29409

Re: It’s A Sin - Years & Years cover

Dog wrote: Tue 11 May 2021, 10:33 pm A bit am-dram.
It's Elton and Olly. It was never going to be understated. :lol:

Great publicity for their song and catalogue and more royalties for the pension pot.

Drico.