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by spacewalker
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why do people hate “Before”?
Replies: 71
Views: 43515

Re: Why do people hate “Before”?

I don't hate it, but this song just feels so weird. The main melody is strange and Neil's high pitched vocals make it almost uncomfortable. The only bit I really love is middle eight ("There's a story of a man..."). Still one of the three songs I usually skip while listening to the otherwise great "...
by spacewalker
Thu 17 May 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)
Replies: 49
Views: 22622

Re: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)

1. Behaviour 2. Please 3. Introspective 4. Fundamental 5. Very 6. Bilingual 7. Actually After that it's getting a bit harder to choose. "Super" would be around #10, I guess. Might not be the great album overall but certainly has its moments. "Into thin air" is still awesome and I just love "The dict...
by spacewalker
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2316
Views: 347192

Re: Reissues project

The Quietus' review of reissues, surely written by a fan:
http://thequietus.com/articles/24165-pe ... sue-review
by spacewalker
Sun 18 Feb 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB Song Similarities
Replies: 37
Views: 15363

Re: PSB Song Similarities

Italo Pop-Genius Savage performing his answer to It's a Sin. And also foreseeing Neils look... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GukPbPDWRU4 There are a couple of other quite popular euro/italo-disco songs which have something in common with "It's a sin". "Come Back and Stay" by Bad Boys Blue and "Fl...
by spacewalker
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 10:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think we could consider "I'm not Scared "in the top 10 of the most PSB's succesful songs? (reinvented post)
Replies: 22
Views: 9086

Re: Do you think we could consider "I'm not Scared "in the top 10 of the most PSB's succesful songs? (reinvented post)

I'm not sure about commercial success, but I always consider "I'm not scared" one of the greatest PSB songs. Almost everything about it is perfect. I was so glad they played it on the Electric Tour, even though it was a short version.
by spacewalker
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 10:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Genres/styles employed by PSB
Replies: 4
Views: 4275

Re: Genres/styles employed by PSB

Electronic pop music and its branches basically. They have a few songs that can be considered britpop, rock and even indie rock ("I didn't get where I am today"), but that's about it. You can also rememeber their Latin influences, though it's still pop music (except "It always comes as a surprise" w...
by spacewalker
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: Interesting how PSB are not "connected" by "Alternative Music", according to Wired Magazine

I'm not sure Pet Shop Boys should be on the Alternative diagram, though they certainly have influenced some of the alternative bands like Suede. The Human League were quite an alternative band at the dawn of their career. Dunno about Saint Etienne, never listened to them properly, but they have to b...
by spacewalker
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)
Replies: 116
Views: 11108

Re: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)

"Trembling ass, your dreams came true..." (Can you forgive her?) "Dance music at the days go" (Hit music) "I've been good and I've been m ad" (King's Cross) - I've never really heard "bad" there as it's mentioned in the official lyrics. These are the first and the most unnonsensical that came to my ...
by spacewalker
Tue 08 Aug 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nightlife: Unrequited Love and a Desperate, Euphoric Descent into Camp
Replies: 59
Views: 7835

Re: Nightlife: Unrequited Love and a Desperate, Euphoric Descent into Camp

While there is not a single Boys' album I truly dislike, "Nightlife" is my least favourite record by them. Its concept seems great in itself but the realization is a bit strange and uneven. As a majority, I suppose, I almost adore the first half with the exception of "Happiness is an option" (which ...
by spacewalker
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 10:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2316
Views: 347192

Re: Reissues project

"Playing in the streets" isn't marked as a demo. Finished track then. It's even more ridiculous after realising that.
"Radiophonic" demo is fantastic, 80s meet 90s.
by spacewalker
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "No excuse" vs "Up and down"
Replies: 11
Views: 2113

Re: "No excuse" vs "Up and down"

"No excuse" sounds like it should have been on "Disco 3".
by spacewalker
Thu 27 Jul 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB and autism
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

Re: PSB and autism

I'm pretty sure Chris is Aspy.
Can't say the same about Neil but he certainly is a bit autistic too. Some of his lyrics' themes and the way he explores them are autistic.
by spacewalker
Thu 08 Jun 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Depeche Mode Live versus PSB Live
Replies: 45
Views: 6077

Re: Depeche Mode Live versus PSB Live

As a live band Depeche Mode now are far superior to what they achieve in studio. They have this rock attitude to their gigs and they are charismatic enough for it. The energy they give to the audience every time is astonishing. I don't think you can argue about Dave's vocals being better than Neil's...
by spacewalker
Thu 01 Jun 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Leonard Cohen
Replies: 16
Views: 2747

Re: Leonard Cohen

"Songs of Leonard Cohen" is probably my favourite album ever. Words cannot describe how great this man was. Actually, Cohen got into "techno" (in the broadest sense of the word) because of a relative (son, or son-in-law, I think). The close relative obviously knew Cohen well, and they got into a dis...