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by Patrick Bateman
Tue 15 Jan 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BaaadDad
Replies: 0
Views: 356

BaaadDad

"It was Louis who suggested we get my dad [the late journalist Nigel Buxton] to review gangsta rap. We branched it out to reviews of trashy singles in the charts because he always disliked pop music. He was game but used to waffle on and it would take a long time to edit it down. I’ve got hours and ...
by Patrick Bateman
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

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Before you know it, it'll be 1988 anyway.....
by Patrick Bateman
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Undertaker wrote:
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:57 pm
Poor Carol Decker though. A few more weeks at number one and theyd not only get the Christmas top slot, they'd extend their 5 month career by another fortnight.
:lol:
by Patrick Bateman
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Well that “Story Of 1987” was a bit shit. Tiny clip of it’s a sin at the start then a clip of Always on my mind with some sarky comments from Pete Waterman and Carol Decker over it. Their imperial phase, a whole section on 60s stars re-emerging and not a mention of Dusty. Worra swizz History not so...
by Patrick Bateman
Fri 04 Jan 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB on Boogaloo Radio Show
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: PSB on Boogaloo Radio Show

Thanks for posting this. I knew that he was a fan but it's always nice to hear someone more associated with guitars celebrate synth-pop so enthusiastically.
by Patrick Bateman
Sun 30 Dec 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Did PSB contribute to the Emu "bubble"?
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Did PSB contribute to the Emu "bubble"?

I think there was an earlier precedent.

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by Patrick Bateman
Fri 28 Dec 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

I hadn't seen it either. I was wondering last night, given that the BBC4 'The Story Of 1986' documentary didn't feature PSB do we think there may be an interview or something with Neil and Chris for The Story of 1987? It is being broadcast on 4 January. It feels odd not to draw attention to PSB's m...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 27 Dec 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

I've never seen this performance.....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... s-25121986

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by Patrick Bateman
Sun 23 Dec 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Popjustice, Christmas and "Always on my Mind"
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: Popjustice, Christmas and "Always on my Mind"

I've seen two different TOTP performances of it on Christmas hits shows on BBC Four in the last 24 hours. That said, it's not actually a Christmas song; a brilliant track to be number one at Christmas but not actually Christmas-related in any way - not even in the cynical way that Stay by East 17 is...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 29 Nov 2018, 10:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 82
Views: 12039

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Neil's strange half-dance, half-march is most amusing.

Lots of big tunes in the Top Ten - Walk Like an Egyptian, Suburbia 8) , Don't Leave Me This Way, You Can Call Me Al and Rain or Shine.
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 29 Nov 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 412
Views: 56331

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Gay’s the Word lol
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 25
Views: 4001

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

I always thought it was showing the disparity between someone who was jealous (Neil looking glum in black and white) and the person they are jealous of (Chris looking chipper in colour).