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by Drico One
Tue 07 Dec 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 35
Views: 11166

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

psbfannyc wrote: Tue 07 Dec 2021, 1:39 pm Perfect December reading............
To be fair, it probably takes a month to get through, alright.
by Drico One
Tue 07 Dec 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 35
Views: 11166

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

I've started so I'll finish...eventually... 4. This must be the place I waited years to leave It takes a certain genius to conceive of the USSR as a metaphor for the classroom and propose communism as a proxy for its concomitant peer pressure, but that’s how I read this asphyxiating take of disaffec...
by Drico One
Tue 07 Dec 2021, 12:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Somewhere
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Somewhere

I like their cover of Somewhere, but it was their first cover version single that I didn't love. Always on my mind, It's alright, Where the streets have no name (Can't be arsed typing out this bit) and Go West were all magnificently exciting. Somewhere was merely a camp frolic. It's overblown and ho...
by Drico One
Sun 05 Dec 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

Yup, I recorded it on VHS at the time. That and The South Bank Show special the following February were my most prized PSB VHS possessions at the time...

Drico

PS The Melody Maker booklet from '91 was also gold at the time. Halcyon days.
by Drico One
Sat 04 Dec 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming PSB TV and radio appearances...
Replies: 1232
Views: 357688

Re: Forthcoming PSB TV and radio appearances...

Pet Shop Boys will also appear on the 1988 Christmas Top of the Pops show on BBC4 next Friday night/Saturday morning and Performance will be shown in a 60-minute slot at 9.30 on BBC4 on Sunday, December 20.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 04 Dec 2021, 11:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

Pet Shop Boys will also appear on the 1988 Christmas Top of the Pops show on BBC4 next Friday night/Saturday morning and Performance will be shown in a 60-minute slot at 9.30 on BBC4 on Sunday, December 20.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 27 Nov 2021, 11:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

To be fair, it did “fly off the shelves”. It sold 250,000 copies really quickly. It took another 25 years to sell the second 250,000…. Hmmm. I agree upto a point, but Discography on content alone should be revered and up there with the likes of Queen Greatest Hits, ABBA Gold and The Beatles 62-66 6...
by Drico One
Fri 26 Nov 2021, 10:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

[I miss the PSB of, say, 1991 in much the same way I miss being a teenager. It was fun while it lasted, but never as good at the time as one might imagine it was in sepia-toned retrospect. But they and SEPIA-TONED? We’re talking about NINETEEN 91, not EIGHTEEN 91, cowboy. Perhaps it is me who has c...
by Drico One
Fri 26 Nov 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

What do you think we could expect from this show?. A duet between Years on Years and PSB only or something else?. I can't tell you what the chosen song or songs will be, but I can guarantee lots of thigh slapping. But enough snidery. I, for one, think it's tremendous that they are invited to mass-m...
by Drico One
Fri 03 Sep 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hating PSB
Replies: 39
Views: 5136

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: 32
Views: 3966

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: 32
Views: 3966

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: 32194

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: 62
Views: 8354

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...