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by NikacP0kac
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 42564

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

The more I listen to At Rock Bottom, the more I hear the little nuances in the production and I've actually got to take back my "sparseness" comment - loving the simplicity, but it's not sparse by any means. It's a lovely mid-tempo tune, with the best lyrics from the three B-sides IMHO (I was always...
by NikacP0kac
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: At Rock Bottom (snippet)
Replies: 83
Views: 5702

Re: At Rock Bottom (snippet)

So 'At Rock Bottom' is indeed produced by Stuart Price. Sounds very sparse compared to the rest of the tracks from this era, if a bit underwhelming - but it's hard to follow the high standard of 'Decide' and 'An Open Mind'.
by NikacP0kac
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)
Replies: 54
Views: 2967

Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

(+)
Vocal
Will-O-The-Wisp
Axis
Hoping For A Miracle / Burning The Heather
The Pop Kids

(-)
Dreamland
Monkey Business
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
The Last To Die
Pazzo!
by NikacP0kac
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 42564

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Any word about the producer of At Rock Bottom? Is it (hopefully) another album session leftover, like An Open Mind and Decide were?
by NikacP0kac
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 38
Views: 2403

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

Could be miles off, could be correct.

My ears say the vocoder lyrics are "Stop me from getting better."

My two cents.
by NikacP0kac
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 2942

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

Dreamland, because it's probably the only one I like more than the vocal version.
by NikacP0kac
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 1:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 622
Views: 46258

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Hoping For A Miracle and An Open Mind hooks have very similar instrumentation, don't they?
by NikacP0kac
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 38
Views: 2403

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

A beautiful mid-tempo ballad and the main hook is just..wow! Among my favourites on Hotspot for sure, my favourite of all the slower ones.
by NikacP0kac
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 42564

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Delighted and relieved - the Prins Thomas Diskomiks makes this a modern classic.
by NikacP0kac
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 2:25 am
Effen's extra verse is real. It is not Fake News.
There are plenty of new lyrics in that Prins Thomas Diskomiks - how will they fit all that into only a 40 second longer version?
by NikacP0kac
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

It's not the album version, if Effen Vida is to be trusted, there's still an additional verse we haven't heard. Hanging from the rafters, I’m a chimpanzee, What I do for afters, You’ll have to wait and see! Haha!! Can you imagine if those *were* the real lyrics?!! :D Christ, I always thought I coul...
by NikacP0kac
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

ArtHist wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:02 pm
F**k, the album version sounds even worse than the radio edit.
You have the album? Oh, do tell. :mrgreen:
by NikacP0kac
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

It's not the album version, if Effen Vida is to be trusted, there's still an additional verse we haven't heard.

Hanging from the rafters,
I’m a chimpanzee,
What I do for afters,
You’ll have to wait and see!
by NikacP0kac
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

What are you on about? It starts at 1:06:00 and finishes right about 1:09:10, so it's the radio edit we all know and (don't really) love. :D
by NikacP0kac
Sat 04 Jan 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 42564

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Gave it a break yesterday, and upon repeated listenings today I find it flowing a lot better than I remember.. still, I feel it's too short and doesn't really go anywhere, so I really hope the album edit will sort that out.