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by Old Soak
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)
Replies: 46
Views: 6284

Re: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)

I don't like this type of 'remix' - some random git totally unrelated to the song or the group contained either banging some saucepans with gusto or playing a Rolf Harris Stylophone in the background does not a remix make. Won't be wasting money on it.
by Old Soak
Thu 24 Sep 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Suede Live at The Roundhouse w/Neil Tennant
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Suede Live at The Roundhouse w/Neil Tennant

Both of the tracks featuring Neil came out as support tracks on a Suede CD single in 1997 - CD2 of "Filmstar" the 5th single from album "Coming Up"
by Old Soak
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Kylie's new album is called Disco - does that kibosh Di5co?
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Kylie's new album is called Disco - does that kibosh Di5co?

With the concert tour on hold many here are hoping for Di5co to act as a stopgap and extend the shelf life of the Hotspot era. Does Kylie's just announced album title (due November) put the mockers on the possibility? Or could it cheekily sneak out before then regardless? Thoughts?
by Old Soak
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"

It's a comedy record. The "Dull Soulless Dance Music" mix is INTENDED to be exactly that. Dull. Soulless. Darnce music!
by Old Soak
Tue 14 Jul 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"

It's possible to make a hard edit within "Absolutely Dubulous" to cut out the minute of chatter in the middle which spoils an otherwise stonking dance track - it's undoubtedly the best version of the song IMO.
by Old Soak
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?

Neil is Nickname winding us up and I claim my prize... :lol:
by Old Soak
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 310
Views: 49339

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Well it depends on what you see as the right frame rate. The bluray release replicates the theatrical release at the time. That the later PAL VHS was faster (and thus shorter) is irrelevant I would say, as that was not the theatrical release. And if you want a replication of the PAL video release y...
by Old Soak
Sat 20 Jun 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New pet text - old cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 1552

Re: New pet text - old cassettes

It says PSB Album ???
by Old Soak
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?
Replies: 95
Views: 10805

Re: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?

Most if not all of their albums have been a reinvention - you could hardly get two more different albums in a row than Behaviour and Very. And then Bilingual, a complete left turn. As was Release, the guitar band album. And Fundamental, the political album. It's what they've done all their career, w...
by Old Soak
Thu 04 Jun 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Which song Pet Shop Boys could cover in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 3683

Re: Which song Pet Shop Boys could cover in the future?

A mega-banging updating of Damian's version of "The Timewarp", with Sylvia Mason-James belting out the backing vocals. Sure Chris could create a groove for that!
by Old Soak
Mon 01 Jun 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Smithsonian presents: Project Pride feat. PSB
Replies: 50
Views: 5140

Re: Smithsonian presents: Project Pride feat. PSB

Simply great version. I would of course have liked more but there was a lot of care and thought in both presentation and the re-recording, which shows attention to detail. Seeing Chris' back is classic Lowe, loved it.
by Old Soak
Thu 07 May 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 70
Views: 8525

Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

With my partner out a rare chance to hear again at almost full volume with the doors rattling and the speakers pumping air, a benefit of detached living... An enveloping experience, really doesn't need a remaster, absolutely top drawer PSB. Oh for a Relentless 2!
by Old Soak
Thu 30 Apr 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 70
Views: 8525

Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

Dug Relentless out of the rack based on this thread ad it's even better than I remember. On a half decent system it sounds fantastic, nothing like the ridiculously heavily compressed stuff being released now. It doesn't need a remix, excellent just as is. Chris at his best. :dance:
by Old Soak
Wed 29 Apr 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 70
Views: 8525

Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

Relentless is absolutely fabulous. I was very lucky to get the very last copy in HMV in Kettering on a day out and impressed as I was with Very this shines. The two albums fit beautifully on a C-90 cassette for the car, wore that tape out in the end. Class.
by Old Soak
Mon 27 Apr 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album
Replies: 75
Views: 7939

Re: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album

I get the rush to today's 'Here today, forgotten tomorrow' producer or remixer who are having their 15 minutes of fame for singles but not for albums. Nothing is bound to make it date quickly than that choice. Someone with considerable experience of the mainstream like Giles Martin or Quincy Jones, ...