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by Drico One
Tue 17 May 2022, 2:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Carter. The Unstoppable Pet Shop Machine.
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Carter. The Unstoppable Pet Shop Machine.

And this thread prompts me to revisit what is quite probably my favourite single of 1992. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA97v0uirDs Oh, and obviously Sense by the Lightning Seeds, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxliCqxKI6U Naturally, I have two music timelines. The "rest" of pop -...
by Drico One
Wed 11 May 2022, 12:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld: Spoilers
Replies: 202
Views: 17014

Re: Dreamworld: Spoilers

What is with the crowd! who sits during Heart :roll: I thought Singapore was abysmal with no one getting up until the last 2-3 songs (ofcourse my row mates and me, didn't sit one second, much to the guard's chagrin) The fanbase is elderly now. One must take account of the demographics. That said, t...
by Drico One
Wed 11 May 2022, 7:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld: Spoilers
Replies: 202
Views: 17014

Re: Dreamworld: Spoilers

The elephant in the room is that a Pet Shop Boys greatest hits show is, by definition, skewed to the 1980s. This effectively eliminates the vast majority of singles post Very. They have the same problem when compiling a one-disc or two-disc greatest hits CD. Yes, you can include all the biggest hits...
by Drico One
Sun 08 May 2022, 12:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Discography 2022 Reissue
Replies: 50
Views: 5571

Re: Discography 2022 Reissue

That site says that release date is May 6, 2022. Last Friday. I realise these things can be hit and miss, but this seems a little peculiar. So, with that caveat... If this is confirmed, I'd say that was a pretty comprehensive and "complete" record of their singles discography. The likes of...
by Drico One
Thu 05 May 2022, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Carter. The Unstoppable Pet Shop Machine.
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Carter. The Unstoppable Pet Shop Machine.

And this thread prompts me to revisit what is quite probably my favourite single of 1992.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA97v0uirDs
by Drico One
Thu 17 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video shoot in Kennington
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

Re: Video shoot in Kennington

I hope Neil knows how to properly pour a pint of Guinness. British pubs are notorious at simply filling the whole glass up...
by Drico One
Fri 04 Mar 2022, 12:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 323
Views: 34065

Re: Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys

Timely use of the Pripyat Amusement Park near Chernobyl image.

The Curse lives again...

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 09 Jan 2022, 8:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Phil Harding on his PSB remixes
Replies: 39
Views: 4048

Re: Phil Harding on his PSB remixes

Harding’s Always on my mind remixes (he’s credited on the “Dub” mix too) really feel like a demo for the Introspective version - the stripped back dub, the twinkly new melody and the “House” breakdown. I’m glad they improved on it, the new riff is overused to the point of irritation and, as a whole...
by Drico One
Sun 02 Jan 2022, 9:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?
Replies: 41
Views: 7210

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

Sparks were a glam-rock band before Giorgio Moroder transformed them into something cool. They weren't even a duo. It's not Sparks who influenced Pet Shop Boys - it was Moroder. Sparks were largely crap before Giorgio and, let's face it, largely crap after him. The Number One Song in Heaven is geniu...
by Drico One
Sun 02 Jan 2022, 4:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 156
Views: 19379

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

Heterophobia doesn't exist, white racism neither. You cannot be oppressed when you're the dominant force. 1) I'm not homophobic. 2) Men can hate women, women can hate man, straight people can hate gay people and yes, gay people can hate straight people. Because of the gender or sexual orientation. ...
by Drico One
Sun 02 Jan 2022, 2:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve
Replies: 156
Views: 19379

Re: PSB on BBC1 on New Year's Eve

I think some people want Pet Shop Boys to be a cuddly, conservative "national treasure" that it's "okay to like" without frightening the horses on BBC1. If there was once a rationale for "studied cool", coded language, mystery, and shadowy messaging, that's been blown u...
by Drico One
Mon 27 Dec 2021, 9:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Top 20 - 80s Duo (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Top 20 - 80s Duo (Classic Pop Magazine)

Without taking this throwaway list too seriously, if the ranking is based on what happened in the 1980s there is no way Yazoo can feature above Eurythmics. Yazoo had four great singles and imploded. Eurythmics had double that and hung about for the decade. No comparison. I'd also have had Climie Fis...
by Drico One
Sun 26 Dec 2021, 2:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What are your PSB's and related albums you never really bothered with before lock down but love now?
Replies: 45
Views: 4998

Re: What are your PSB's and related albums you never really bothered with before lock down but love now?

On another unrelated note, though somewhat connected to the time, I see poor Janice Long has died, aged 66. I always liked Janice - she seemed to love pop for pop's sake and had a sense of humour about the ridiculousness of it all.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sun 26 Dec 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What are your PSB's and related albums you never really bothered with before lock down but love now?
Replies: 45
Views: 4998

Re: What are your PSB's and related albums you never really bothered with before lock down but love now?

But will West End girls feature on '85 or '86? It hit no. 1 in January '86 but they may stick it on '85 so they can potentially stretch them out a bit, although these releases do sometimes have two hits by the same artist in one release, so maybe it's not a problem. We'll see. I'd expect PSB - if t...
by Drico One
Sat 25 Dec 2021, 6:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Top 20 - 80s Duo (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 17
Views: 2202

Re: Top 20 - 80s Duo (Classic Pop Magazine)

Yes, they are the apex predator of the genre - if we can say that an '80s duo is a genre rather than a configuration. The only ones who deserve consideration as alternative choices are Wham! and Eurythmics, with Erasure getting an honourable mention. Tears for Fears had a couple of good years before...