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by BlueSwan
Wed 31 Jan 2024, 1:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Single - Loneliness
Replies: 465
Views: 38696

Re: New Single - Loneliness

Loneliness - This is fine. Not a huge fan of the mixing. It's not as bad as on "Through You", but synth pop just needs more clarity than we get here - clean up that bottom end! I also think the drum programming sounds very lazy, dated and uninteresting. Otherwise the song is fine, but not...
by BlueSwan
Tue 10 Oct 2023, 2:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Drake sung some West End Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 7502

Re: Drake sung some West End Girls

Flaffer wrote: Fri 06 Oct 2023, 9:54 pm I think Firestarter was the first time, and perhaps still only time, Art of Noise have been officially sampled
Nah, Moments In Love alone has been sampled countless times. https://www.whosampled.com/Art-of-Noise ... e/sampled/
by BlueSwan
Tue 10 Oct 2023, 2:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Drake sung some West End Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 7502

Re: Drake sung some West End Girls

No credit given o permission requested. What do you think PSB are going to do? Nothing. What do you think they should do? I don't know the legal stance but I have one thing to say: "Somebody spoke and I went into a dream" Lennon/McCartney Did PSB seek permission to use that? I don't belie...
by BlueSwan
Tue 10 Oct 2023, 2:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Drake sung some West End Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 7502

Re: Drake sung some West End Girls

I don't know the legal stance but I have one thing to say: "Somebody spoke and I went into a dream" Lennon/McCartney Did PSB seek permission to use that? I don't believe credit was given at the time. The West End Girls lyric is pretty iconic though (arguably more than the Beatles one). Co...
by BlueSwan
Tue 22 Mar 2022, 8:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 323
Views: 51020

Re: Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys

It's pretty good. The Always on my mind style synth stabs are....interesting. They make the track sound very old school, but also somewhat cheesy.
by BlueSwan
Thu 20 May 2021, 12:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SAW Tennant & Lowe
Replies: 55
Views: 12708

Re: SAW Tennant & Lowe

Unfortunately, these days Mike Stock is a rightwing conspiracy nut.
by BlueSwan
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Russell T Davis: It's A Sin
Replies: 206
Views: 40807

Re: Russell T Davis: It's A Sin

Apart from this: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/it-s-a-sin-pet-shop-boys-classic-sees-huge-uplift-from-channel-4-series__32480/ Opportunities is now #5 West End Girls is now #23 on dance/electronic/digital sales in US. A little PSB revival in both sides of the Atlantic. Opportunities is ...
by BlueSwan
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 136963

Re: The New Album Info Thread

24. January 2020 is such an ingenious title. I just wish it had been 25. january 2020 as that is my 45th birthday! :dance:
by BlueSwan
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 21st Century Boys
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: 21st Century Boys

:lol:
by BlueSwan
Sat 24 Aug 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Forgotten Child - unofficial JCRZ remix
Replies: 8
Views: 3397

Re: Forgotten Child - unofficial JCRZ remix

Oi, this is good. Excellent work! :D
by BlueSwan
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 84405

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

You're right. I don't know the concept. I am judging the music and it sounds terrible. You are doing the equivalent of judging a comedy as a drama. It's a pointless exercise that makes you look silly. That's ridiculous. Music should be able to be judged on its own merit, especially when said music ...
by BlueSwan
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 22172

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Breathing space is one of their best ever. At the time of release I was going through some difficult times/major life crossroads decisions and it really resonated with me as a result and helped a lot. Beautiful, evocative song. How different we are. I find it to be their worst ever album track. Jus...
by BlueSwan
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 84405

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Absolutely no need to spend tonnes of money. Just a little effort really. Or alternatively reel in some young producer who's dying to work with a couple of synth-pop legends for a dime. Sounds like you have no idea what the Edinburgh Fringe is, nor the context of the one-woman show itself. The song...
by BlueSwan
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 84405

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Erm... just FYI there is no such thing as 'general midi drum sounds'. General Midi only defines the name of the sound, not the actual sound itself, which could be anything. I am referring to two things: One is the rhythmic patterns, which sounds like those found on "arranger keyboards" in...
by BlueSwan
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 84405

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

OK, I didn't even discover this until today. Shows you how much out of the loop I am. Anyway, a mini-rant coming on: The production on this is PISS-POOR. This is arguably the worst production I have heard on any "proper" release by any artist in decades. Frankly, maybe ever. And this is c...