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by Zog
Sun 13 May 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Latest Neil Interview (Includes New Album Talk..)
Replies: 12
Views: 1927

Re: Latest Neil Interview (Includes New Album Talk..)

Regardless of one’s personal politics, the PSB have definitely let the political climate of the day influence their songwriting, their albums.

Exhibit 1:

“Actually” and Thatcherism. Would “King’s Cross” have ever been written in a different political climate?


-Zog
by Zog
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 3:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB immortalised as a synth preset!
Replies: 11
Views: 1031

Re: PSB immortalised as a synth preset!

Danimal wrote:
Thu 29 Mar 2018, 12:36 am
Awesome!

Seconded!

-Zog
by Zog
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 21410

Re: Expectations

nonetheless, i love Bourgeois, Dictator and even Hold on. Totally agreed with these tracks! And so glad that I've found someone else who loves Hold On! I think it's fantastic but boy are we in the minority on that one! :lol: I like “Hold On”, and I’m not ashamed to admit it! Also: The non-vocal mix...
by Zog
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 4:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2315
Views: 345934

Re: Reissues project

10000+ for top 40? When you have two PSB albums easily inside the top 10 around that time (Nightlife and Release) which both sold 17 - 18k. Both went down to 28 and 32 respectively in their second week. According to your stat above, both must have sold over 10k for those 2nd week positions. I know ...
by Zog
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB in the Daily Telegraph tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 10368

Re: PSB in the Daily Telegraph tomorrow

Yes, thanks :)

-Zog
by Zog
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys and Fashion
Replies: 30
Views: 6647

Re: Pet Shop Boys and Fashion

Very PSB!

The Behaviour refences are extremely well done.

And Dior ... what can I say? :)


-Zog
by Zog
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 7:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2315
Views: 345934

Re: Reissues project

Tom Angel wrote:
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 3:50 pm
Ok
Has anyone noticed any difference in sound quality between the original Elysium and the remaster?

In a word:

“Yes”

-Zog
by Zog
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Póg(ue) mo thóin
Replies: 7
Views: 7101

Re: Póg(ue) mo thóin

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/bruce-springsteen-is-slightly-less-authentic-than-one-direction-1.3333687?mode=amp Drico. Yep ... I’ve often felt the trope “rock authenticity” is an oxymoron. After all the “electric guitar” and amplified vocals just reek of traditional folksy authenticity :( -Zog
by Zog
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 1:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: “Into Thin Air” revisited
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

“Into Thin Air” revisited

I was listening to “Into Thin Air” a short while ago, and was struck by what an astonishingly good PSB song it really is. For me, “Into Thin Air” did not immediately reveal its depth. I thought the song was decent enough, but not outstanding. I don’t feel this way any more. “Super” had been out for ...
by Zog
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Potemkin played on Radio 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: Potemkin played on Radio 3

Thanks!

“Comrades” is a first-class example of how good the PSB are as composers.

(IMO, this has been obvious in much of their work throughout their careers)


-Zog
by Zog
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 7:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB at English National Opera
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: PSB at English National Opera

Thanks for this :) Some more info about the composer at Wikipedia: “Nico Muhly (/ˈniːkoʊ ˈmjuːli/; born August 26, 1981) is an American contemporary classical music composer and arranger who has worked and recorded with both classical and pop musicians. He currently lives in the Lower East Side neig...
by Zog
Sun 26 Nov 2017, 12:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When Neil Tennant used to get drunk and back home
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: When Neil Tennant used to get drunk and back home

Yes, great find!

Thanks for posting this :)


-Zog
by Zog
Sun 05 Nov 2017, 2:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 1638
Views: 149940

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

Yeah, how about:

“Churlish”?

Dedicated to their legions of wondful fans ;)

(including me, at times) :)


-Zog
by Zog
Fri 03 Nov 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Stephan - Believe In Love, lyrics by Neil
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Tom Stephan - Believe In Love, lyrics by Neil

Lyrics by Neil (he asked that this was not credited!) and music by Tom Stephan From Wayne's website; Something that Neil says in the Elysium booklet really has me perplexed. In the discussion of "Leaving," he says of one of the PSB remixes of that song: "I realized afterward that had nicked the "I ...