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by Gabby
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys - English
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Pet Shop Boys - English

I'm English, and PSB has taught me lots about history and politics - obviously less so on language.

However, I can relate to this - back in the 80's/90's I was a big Falco fan, and was able to pick up a lot of German as a result. I even aced my school German exam!
by Gabby
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Where is the oddest public place you've heard a PSB song?
Replies: 35
Views: 2291

Where is the oddest public place you've heard a PSB song?

Sorry if this has been a topic before, but living in Canada, as I do, you don't often hear PSB except perhaps the odd radio play of West End girls on a retro radio station, or similarly popular Please/Actually era songs in various stores (What have I done to deserve this? and Always on my mind pop u...
by Gabby
Thu 07 Feb 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electric boxset £500 brand new - be very quick!
Replies: 43
Views: 2725

Re: Electric boxset £500 brand new - be very quick!

Don't know if these actually exist or just a balls up... BUT 29 units of one of the most sought after PSB collectables just became available at the original £500 on VF. They go for upwards of £1k a piece on eBay. https://thevinylfactory.com/product/the-electric-box-set/ Credit to Antonios Velissara...
by Gabby
Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Grateful, beyond belief
Replies: 30
Views: 2874

Re: Grateful, beyond belief

I count myself as one of the grateful. These songs are far from awful, actually pretty catchy and have a lot more to say than maybe some give credit for. I remember "back in the day" someone critiquing "Shopping" for it's banal lyrical content - the song and it's meaning was entirely lost on them. I...
by Gabby
Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What is your least favourite EVER Pet Shop Boys song?
Replies: 58
Views: 3438

Re: What is your least favourite EVER Pet Shop Boys song?

"Footsteps" for me. I cannot listen to it...skip it as soon as I hear the first few notes.
by Gabby
Thu 07 Feb 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: On Social Media (video)
Replies: 44
Views: 4082

Re: On Social Media (video)

Neil is clearly a bit cross these days about the state of the world. Where his politics would normally be at least somewhat buried in the lyrical content to offer some interesting ambiguity, these are far from it. Personally, I quite like both GSAC and OSM. It might not be Neil at his lyrical best, ...
by Gabby
Thu 31 Jan 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Phone Wallpapers
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Phone Wallpapers

I like it, but I'd personally prefer it without the words. The image is striking but I feel the "PET SHOP BOYS - INNER SANCTUM" draws away from it - even on the package design.
by Gabby
Tue 29 Jan 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD
Replies: 100
Views: 8774

Re: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD

If you look at the packaging on the Amazon link it’s 4 discs and it looks great. Yeah, bit odd though that the dvd and blu ray are packaged together. You don’t have a choice of format - you have to buy both. Never seen that before. Really? It's pretty much standard these days to buy a movie package...
by Gabby
Fri 11 Jan 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade
Replies: 54
Views: 5153

Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

I think these lists rather prove that the last 10 years have been somewhat of a renaissance for the Boys. There are so many stone cold classics here it's like the 80s all over again! Nice to see people giving room to Elysium tracks too...I've always felt it was underrated and over time would come to...
by Gabby
Sun 06 Jan 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade
Replies: 54
Views: 5153

Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

Much though I like Thursday the album mix is very poorly mixed and you can't hear Neil's voice above the bombast. They improved it significantly with the single mixes but these are of course edits. Maybe one day they'll remaster it for the better. Agree. This was the biggest failure on Electric and...
by Gabby
Fri 30 Nov 2018, 4:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bargain!
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: Bargain!

April 1st is still 4 months away.
by Gabby
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the most embarassing PSb song is...
Replies: 128
Views: 17308

Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

One word - "Footsteps"
by Gabby
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 413
Views: 63267

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

y3potential wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 9:15 am
Flaffer wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 8:09 am
I’m saving my money for Chris Lowes pamphlet. Hopefully due next year (there’s a lot to edit down)

Doubt it would even be a pamphlet. A flyer at best. Your comment did make me chuckle though..
But it'll be a beautifully Mark Farrow designed flyer. :lol:
by Gabby
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strange feeling...
Replies: 29
Views: 3383

Re: Strange feeling...

Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse! No way! You want to know something really odd/bizarre? I know that guy in the picture, he's the husband of my br...
by Gabby
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: My BIG question was answered with surprise on it
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Re: My BIG question was answered with surprise on it

As you know PSB was Number 1 with the track "Heart" in 1988 in UK As Spaniard, I was looking for the Number Ones of PSB in Spain. I knew there were 3 but I was unhappy because I knew Heart had been Number 2. The thing is I didn't knew who was the artist and hit that made them not have Heart's Numbe...