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by telys
Mon 27 May 2024, 10:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Club show at @KOKOLondon on 26th May.
Replies: 162
Views: 11515

Re: Club show at @KOKOLondon on 26th May.

To those of you who were there. Please tell us more about the dedicaton to George Michael and Dainton. Some details or perhaps even a transcript? ;)
by telys
Wed 22 May 2024, 10:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94901

Re: New album Nonetheless

I ordered the bundle that included the deluxe white vinyl, deluxe CD set, Loneliness CD, Nonetheless on cassette, and the signed print, but the sleeve for the cassette arrived bent due to pressure from the other items in the set. I'm disappointed with Warner UK's return policy for situations like m...
by telys
Wed 22 May 2024, 4:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electronic Sound magazine
Replies: 82
Views: 6734

Re: Electronic Sound magazine

Some of us actually do buy for our collections, not for the purposes of reselling. What annoys me is the "drops" of limited edition stuff means you have to continuously check this site and/or PSB official channels. Some of us have day jobs in different time zones, which makes it quite tri...
by telys
Wed 22 May 2024, 4:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hands up for a neilotrone album
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Hands up for a neilotrone album

Listening to the coda of Love is The Law. It's one of the best bits on the album. Kind of makes me want a whole album of neilotrone music.
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:54 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless as 12 track album
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Nonetheless as 12 track album

daveid wrote: Mon 20 May 2024, 9:47 am
I often wonder about rearranging Fundamental with the extended God willing acting as a prelude
It should've been on there! The kind of stuff they should've dared more often. But then again I'm a sucker for concept albums.
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musikexpress - Juni 2024
Replies: 26
Views: 2097

Re: Musikexpress - Juni 2024

Interesting to read about The Secret Of Happiness being a Neil composition when everything is credited to Tennant/Lowe. I admire the fact that they don’t keep score and just split the credit down the middle. I suppose it evens out across their whole catalogue. I have a feeling that may have changed...
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: Missed opportunities

I’ve never seen Introspective, as amazing as it is, as a proper album. To me it’s Disco 2. And then there's the missed opportunity to release What Keeps Mankind Alive? as the lead single :wall: That would've been great! It should've been on the Liza album along with Your Funny Uncle. Or together wi...
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: Missed opportunities

You're right. Peoples view on charity singles, and political lyrics were much different at the time. If anyone think I was suggesting profiting off tragedy then that is not the case. In what way different? I still believe a charity single would've been both a hit and a boost to their career (as wel...
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: Missed opportunities

A few ideas from me: - Not touring properly between 91 and 99. A worldwide tour in 1994 based on the Very look and computer generated video could have been really interesting. - Not performing major festivals until too late in their career. I guess those two partly are because of Neil's fantasies a...
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless as 12 track album
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Nonetheless as 12 track album

It's often forgotten that the PSB albums often have instrumental interludes that could be viewed as separate tracks (coda on Hit Music, intro to Left to my own devices, intro to I'm Not Scared, the "star drops" after Nervously.) It's been my view that Introspective could've been modified i...
by telys
Mon 20 May 2024, 9:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94901

Re: New album Nonetheless

A good portion of synth sounds on this album sound very tinny and cheap, like they are a demo. Compared to almost any synth song in my current rotation of music produced within the last six months it’s not good. I have to assume that choosing vintage analog synths on this album was a deliberate aes...
by telys
Sun 19 May 2024, 8:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musikexpress - Juni 2024
Replies: 26
Views: 2097

Re: Musikexpress - Juni 2024

Interesting to read about The Secret Of Happiness being a Neil composition when everything is credited to Tennant/Lowe. I admire the fact that they don’t keep score and just split the credit down the middle. I suppose it evens out across their whole catalogue. I have a feeling that may have changed...
by telys
Sun 19 May 2024, 8:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94901

Re: New album Nonetheless

I've finally properly arrived at loving Nonetheless (at least large portions of it). It's been on repeat all day and have (along with a morning cup of coffee) made me feel good. I programme the following on my cd-player Loneliness Feel New London Boy Dancing Star Secret of Happiness Bullet for N Lov...
by telys
Sun 19 May 2024, 5:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: Missed opportunities

You're right. Peoples view on charity singles, and political lyrics were much different at the time. If anyone think I was suggesting profiting off tragedy then that is not the case. In what way different? I still believe a charity single would've been both a hit and a boost to their career (as wel...
by telys
Sun 19 May 2024, 1:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2881

Re: Missed opportunities

Not doing a few songs/single/EP or whatever with Brian Eno.

Not releasing a proper electro album as a quick follow up to Release. Crazy in hindsight seeing them having all those tracks and not making a great Release II album.