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by Patrick Bateman
Sun 07 Aug 2022, 2:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Neighbours

tottenhammattspurs wrote: Sun 07 Aug 2022, 12:37 pm Why was Kylie a mute?
She's had so much Botox she can no longer speak.
by Patrick Bateman
Fri 05 Aug 2022, 9:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Podcast about Behaviour
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Podcast about Behaviour

Never heard of her before but it was an enjoyable listen - thanks. Interesting how she stopped being such a hardcore fan after Behaviour as life took over. Probably the same for most of us, but like supporting a crap football team, we still went out and bought Release. It's the same guy who did the ...
by Patrick Bateman
Fri 05 Aug 2022, 9:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: At home with the Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: At home with the Pet Shop Boys

The Chris Morris one is pretty funny; I particularly like the line 'and we litter our songs with this irritating noise' before we hear some synth stabs a la Chris. :lol: Steve Wright and his 'posse' were pretty homphobic in the 80s - I didn't listen to his show regularly but there was certainly an e...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 04 Aug 2022, 11:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neighbours
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Neighbours

Annalise was so hot. 🔥 Having grown up with Neighbours in my formative years, I started watching it again during lockdown. It was always undemanding fare that worked best when it was on BBC1 as you only wasted 20 minutes of your life watching it. To a generation of cishet f*ckboys, it provided a nev...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 21 Jul 2022, 10:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Shopping
Replies: 19
Views: 1320

Re: Shopping

It is a bit Spitting Image, isn't it? I can imagine a video like Land of Confusion with Thatcher and the vegetables.
by Patrick Bateman
Wed 20 Jul 2022, 7:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disappointed, once more...
Replies: 55
Views: 4332

Re: Disappointed, once more...

Brings back memories of finishing school that summer. GAWI and Disappointed are both pop classics and the latter is Johnny Marr's biggest hit in the UK, which seems crazy. Neil was obviously the backing singer on GAWI, while Disappointed sounds more like PSB as he's the lead. It still seems odd that...
by Patrick Bateman
Mon 04 Jul 2022, 8:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3161

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

TallThinMan wrote: Mon 04 Jul 2022, 12:20 pm It’s worth remembering that the Sasha mix of West End Girls came from an abandoned plan to put out a Madonna-style greatest hits compilation.
Really? What was the story?
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 7:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3161

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

I see what you mean and I understand it. I understand why PSB follow a chronological order with Discography but they didn't do the same with PopArt. IMHO, I'd go for a non-chronological order and Love comes quickly and Jelousy should be excluded because of 2 reasons. You can talk about chart positi...
by Patrick Bateman
Sat 02 Jul 2022, 2:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)
Replies: 48
Views: 3161

Re: TOP 20 Compilations (Classic Pop Magazine)

Calling your greatest hits album 'Pop! - the First 20 Hits' is so hubristic. One can imagine Nemesis making a note to call on Andy and remind him of the vicissitudes of pop.
by Patrick Bateman
Fri 01 Jul 2022, 12:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Erasure
Replies: 33
Views: 2564

Re: Erasure

But Erasure do have the back catalogue of hits so if they wanted to they should be doing more festivals - they need a better live agent and maybe some better PR that could package up their legacy and story and brief out to press so they start to become interesting and more recognised, as they have ...
by Patrick Bateman
Thu 30 Jun 2022, 10:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Erasure
Replies: 33
Views: 2564

Re: Erasure

The teenage me enjoyed The Innocents and Wild! but even then they never had anything like the breadth or depth of Pet Shop Boys. I agree, but as a pure pop group, their run of singles during both groups' heyday is very impressive, and like PSB, they had proper hits. Seeing PSB tour their greatest h...
by Patrick Bateman
Tue 28 Jun 2022, 10:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glastonbury 2022
Replies: 384
Views: 28329

Re: Glastonbury 2022

Quite interesting to think that a quarter of their setlist was cover versions. And every single one of those turned into something utterly proprietorial. Drico. Certainly. Always On My Mind - I like the fact that the Elvis, Willie Nelson and PSB versions are different but all bring something distin...
by Patrick Bateman
Tue 28 Jun 2022, 12:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Erasure
Replies: 33
Views: 2564

Erasure

I'm not going to get into the whole PSB vs Erasure thing but when you see PSB performing their greatest hits to such acclaim, including high-profile coverage like Glastonbury, it must really grate with them that they're not similarly beloved as national treasures. I'm obviously a Pethead but I still...
by Patrick Bateman
Mon 27 Jun 2022, 11:59 pm
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: Neil's Dreamworld 'speech'
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Neil's Dreamworld 'speech'

No boys from New York City at Glastonbury (fortunately).
by Patrick Bateman
Mon 27 Jun 2022, 10:27 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Glastonbury 2022
Replies: 384
Views: 28329

Re: Glastonbury 2022

Let's face it this is a festival and deserve this is not a festival song despite having been a huge a hit and still being a great tune. Plus it doesn't fit the vibe and tone of the reduced set anywayssss I disagree about it not being a festival song - it's a banger and they could have got someone t...