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by alternativeformat
Sat 15 Jul 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

Interested to read the following in Neil's interview with the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40592576):

"The album I've listened to this year has been The xx's album, which I listen to in the car up in Durham quite a lot."

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by alternativeformat
Sun 28 May 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: new I WANT A DOG cover by Tocotronic singer
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: new I WANT A DOG cover by Tocotronic singer

Thanks for pointing this out, 13thJoerg. It's a sweet rendition. I have to see where I can buy the download in the US. I'm a gigantic fan of the Superpitcher/Wasserman mixes of Tocotronics' "Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen" (Pure reason must never prevail). (Nice examples, by the way of something ...
by alternativeformat
Tue 07 Mar 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys tour programme "Roundels"?
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: Pet Shop Boys tour programme "Roundels"?

Hi, yes, each country they have ever performed in is represented in the program by a "roundel". I really like the design, too (although I feel like the blue field of the one for the US could have been leavened with a small white disc or a few thin white circles so that the stars were represented). I...
by alternativeformat
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Geowayne Polls
Topic: Final results of poll on album farthest from their comfort zone
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Final results of poll on album farthest from their comfort zone

Sharing a sequence for these twelve tracks that I think has a nice momentum. For a title, I'm going with "Project", as the set originates from Wayne's Rating Project, and encompasses most of the three-decade (and counting) stretch of the Pet Shop Boys project. Pet Shop Boys PROJECT After the event T...
by alternativeformat
Sat 28 Jan 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

"Dangerous" does have a real distinctive sound! On "Performance", though, rather than a delicate rendering in keeping with the original, I've been picturing PSB turning it into one of their big glorious anthems. At least, that's what I hear every time the chorus comes in. Sent from my XT1575 using T...
by alternativeformat
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

Re: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

The xx do exert an unusual level of discipline in their design work, don't they?

I'm a big fan of the reflective silver foil they used on the physical edition of this new album.
by alternativeformat
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 1556

The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

Is anyone besides me listening to the new xx album and fantasizing about PSB covering "Performance"? It has the makings of one of their showstoppers (or -starters, actually).
by alternativeformat
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Community / FAQs
Topic: Grateful fan
Replies: 0
Views: 776

Grateful fan

Hi, I finally just joined up to the Community! I liked "West End girls" and "Love comes quickly" and their videos way back when, but I was a passive fan until the day I brought home Behavior in the autumn of 1990 and became a lifelong devotee. I always feel grateful my favorite band truly loves what...
by alternativeformat
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Community / FAQs
Topic: New Avarar: beard officially 2 years old;)
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: New Avarar: beard officially 2 years old;)

I liked the evocative story, Zog, of your first encounter with "Discoteca", at night, on the road. I always think of mine, a more sun-drenched experience, lunch hour on the day of release, a warm day, walking around Union Square in New York, listening (via a Discman, it must have been) to the drums ...
by alternativeformat
Wed 25 Jan 2017, 3:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB doing a remix of The Pretenders' song "Let's Get Lost"???
Replies: 64
Views: 9542

Re: PSB doing a remix of The Pretenders' song "Let's Get Lost"???

Alone was among my top albums last year, lots of good rock-tinged pop, including "Let's get lost". I'm always a sucker for slide guitar. A remix could be cool, bit I'm expecting we're simply going to hear a new duet version. It's easy to picture Neil handling the verse with the five-syllable words....