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by TallThinMan
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Classic Pop Magazine - November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: Classic Pop Magazine - November 2018

Thanks! I’m loving the photo of the young Chris in the studio.
by TallThinMan
Thu 08 Nov 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Searching for the sounds of ‘88
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Searching for the sounds of ‘88

His cover of Nothing Has Been Proved popped up in my YouTube recommendations last night: https://youtu.be/YVzs37AJGI8
by TallThinMan
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

The fantastic Domino Dancing riff was indeed written by Lewis A. Martineée. Asked and answered in an old issue of Litterally.
by TallThinMan
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Searching for the sounds of ‘88
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Searching for the sounds of ‘88

I’m curious, what do you think of this? https://youtu.be/n4Q2gctAywc
by TallThinMan
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Hi Tall Thin Man- no, that was completely my fault, I misremembered. Apologies! It is indeed between Left to my own devices and IWAD where the thunderstorm happens. So sorry. I said. Hey Deschanel, don’t worry about it! Sounds like a good excuse for you to give Introspective a play to refresh your ...
by TallThinMan
Thu 01 Nov 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Has everyone else got a different version of Introspective to me?!

On my version Domino Dancing has sung rather than spoken vocals (apart from the middle bit) and the thunderstorm is between the end of Left to My Own Devices and I Want a Dog. On my copy I’m Not Scared comes after Domino Dancing.
by TallThinMan
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour

Wow, you wouldn’t get to strangle Neil like that nowadays!
by TallThinMan
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife
Replies: 28
Views: 3318

Re: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife

I realise I might be in a minority of one here but I like The only one and Footsteps. I think they fit in well with the sound and mood of Nightlife. They're full of paranoia, insecurity and longing. That's essentially what is at the heart of Nightlife. It's Happiness is an option and Boy Strange th...
by TallThinMan
Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

I’m not getting the vocals on Domino Dancing being largely spoken; they’re sung.
by TallThinMan
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 8:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour

Performance was the first concert I ever went to and it’s still my favourite. I was 17. It was a Sunday and I caught a coach from Lincoln to the Birmingham N.E.C. for the 90-odd mile trip. I was supposed to be going with my friend who’d got me into a lot of PSB material a few years previously, but h...
by TallThinMan
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 5:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife
Replies: 28
Views: 3318

Re: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife

A classic case of poor song selection Including For all of us and The ghost of myself alone would have improved it - and dropped the droopy Footsteps and serious piss-poor anodyne shadow of a tune The Only One. It's the only abysmal song in their catalogue. It kind of mopes along like it's heavily ...
by TallThinMan
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Very
Replies: 21
Views: 3970

Re: Dricography: Ranking Very

A Different Point of View is one of those tracks where you might listen one time and hear all that crazy production value and bleeps and bloops and house piano and think how lovely. And then on another listen you realize how annoyingly linear the melody line is over very basic C chords. It's got a ...
by TallThinMan
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Songs That Are The Same Song
Replies: 27
Views: 3030

Re: Pet Shop Boys Songs That Are The Same Song

The obvious one is Opportunites and In The Night, where they set out with the explicit aim of creating a B-side with the same chords and tempo as the A-side. They didn’t quite succeed (there are chord sequences in Opportunities that don’t appear in In The Night and vice-versa). Add Paninaro as well...
by TallThinMan
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station
Replies: 15
Views: 2623

Re: Neil and Chris spotted at the Helsinki Railway station

I can’t believe Chris has got to wheel his own suitcase. How far they have fallen.
by TallThinMan
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Songs That Are The Same Song
Replies: 27
Views: 3030

Re: Pet Shop Boys Songs That Are The Same Song

The obvious one is Opportunites and In The Night, where they set out with the explicit aim of creating a B-side with the same chords and tempo as the A-side. They didn’t quite succeed (there are chord sequences in Opportunities that don’t appear in In The Night and vice-versa). The chord change from...