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by Panbaams
Mon 05 Jul 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Lost late '80s/early '90s live recording?
Replies: 0
Views: 904

Lost late '80s/early '90s live recording?

A fascinating snippet from a Rolling Stones article in the latest issue of Mojo . There's a short history of The Rolling Stones Mobile, a recording studio built in a lorry in 1969. [...]In the '80s, the Mobile passed on to Wyman's AIMS charity. "We used it to record 50 unknown artists throughou...
by Panbaams
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 10268

Re: Tom Watkins dead

So why did they split from Massive? Reading between the lines I get the impression that Chris fell out with Tom.
TallThinMan wrote: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 8:27 pm "After Tom ceased to be our manager, I remained his friend for several years but for various reasons long-term friendship with Tom wasn’t possible”
And what’s the story here?
by Panbaams
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 415
Views: 117288

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Just started work on Chris’s new book, One Hundred Basslines and a Poem:

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by Panbaams
Tue 15 Jul 2014, 9:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Possible inspiration for the Smash Hits advert?
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Possible inspiration for the Smash Hits advert?

Never seen this topic raised before but I'm not a regular on the forum, so apologies if this is old news. Before "West End girls", there was the advert for the Smash Hits sticker album. Here's a clip: THVT6fmL_ag The other day I was going through a "what's playing on our stereo this m...
by Panbaams
Fri 07 Mar 2014, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Hoarder or serious collector?
Replies: 22
Views: 9380

Re: Hoarder or serious collector?

I'm a fan – saying you're a collector implies that you collect the music in all sorts of formats but don't bother to listen to it. To me, anyway. Seems as good a place as any to say that today I bought an immacculate "Heart" remix 12" off a local market stall in my lunch hour. And I m...
by Panbaams
Sun 03 Nov 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Mug
Replies: 13
Views: 2811

Re: Mug

Tetley's not your girlfriend
DJ cuppa
Brew divided by zero
by Panbaams
Mon 10 Jun 2013, 11:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB BEER IN SPAIN!
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

Re: PSB BEER IN SPAIN!

Beck's End girls
We all feel Stella in the dark
I want a lager
Grolschy
Guinness imagination
Heineken in denim and leopardskin
by Panbaams
Mon 10 Jun 2013, 11:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I was at a wedding reception with Chris Lowe on Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 4195

I was at a wedding reception with Chris Lowe on Saturday

... Not our Chris Lowe, obviously; it was another bloke. Turns out my uncle's sister is married to a guy called Chris Lowe. So it got me thinking: there must be loads of these Neil Tennants and Chris Lowes all over the place. Do you know of any others? In the UK there was a newsreader called Chris L...
by Panbaams
Fri 15 Mar 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys leave Parlophone. New album confirmed for June
Replies: 153
Views: 20171

Re: Pet Shop Boys leave Parlophone. New album confirmed for

Interesting to see that the label for Nick Cave's last album is listed in reviews and on Wikipedia as "Bad Seed Ltd" – his own label, presumably.

So if Kobalt provide "music services", rather than being an actual label, could Electric end up appearing on Spaghetti?
by Panbaams
Tue 06 Nov 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant gets a mention.
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Neil Tennant gets a mention.

'I've been working on some numbers and I think I have a real chance of making a go of it. Listen to these and tell me what you think.' More than a whiff of inauthenticity, there. I enjoy the idea of Neil describing songwriting as "working on some numbers", though. :lol: "By Jove, Nei...
by Panbaams
Mon 29 Oct 2012, 4:31 pm
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: PopArt track order
Replies: 18
Views: 3592

Re: PopArt track order

I find it all so utterly random. The delineation between "pop" and "art" is spurious, while the running order is subjective. Add in the non-single mixes and the whole thing is deeply unsatisfying. I think it has to be chronological. That way, you can enjoy the progression. As it...
by Panbaams
Mon 29 Oct 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Library
Replies: 26
Views: 6597

Re: Pet Shop Boys Library

Bump. The "Winner" EP: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NPmyXDm6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y%2B-F6tBSL.Image._AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Kb9AqqdVL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jp...
by Panbaams
Mon 29 Oct 2012, 4:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If PSB covered the Beatles...
Replies: 34
Views: 4087

Re: If PSB covered the Beatles...

"I'm looking through you"
"Here, there and everywhere"
"I will"

It helps that they've got quite PSB-sounding titles.
by Panbaams
Thu 18 Oct 2012, 10:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Chart Watch Topic
Replies: 424
Views: 65044

Re: Pet Shop Boys Chart Watch Topic *Midweeks In*

"It's a sin.....Can I just say if the Daily Mail are listening I don't know any Pet Shop Boys lyrics." He may actually be more of a c*nt than Grimshaw. His 'talent' is to play records on the radio; a f*cking computer can do that. I hope Jimmy Savile's ghost rapes him. Good grief, what a h...
by Panbaams
Wed 17 Oct 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hell & In His Imagination
Replies: 122
Views: 16092

Re: Hell & In His Imagination

(Haven't read the whole thread.) What's the story behind "In his imagination", does anyone know? I wondered if it had started life as a song for My Dad's A Birdman , but the final verse makes it sound autobiographical, or that the story has come from some novel or black and white movie fro...