I have often wondered that has Chris always mimed his keyboard parts whilst performing live on tour pre 2002's Release Tour? Every tour since then he has had his sheet music or monitor in front of him.
How often do you suppose he can play his notes without looking at the monitor given how many...
Plenty of playing at the Albert Hall. Chris can play and very well - more importantly is that if he and Cheeky Pete are running the sound live, Chris shouldn't be playing live individual notes, but ensuring all the sounds are running correctly, and playing live as and when. To play every part live...
Surrounded by old tapes, DATs, CDs etc for a forthcoming reissues project. It's always interesting to see what forgotten gems turn up! Back to songwriting next week. Neil x
So, what do u think is waiting us? A Singles boxset? Further Listenings for Nightlife-Elysium albums?
Super Deluxe Edition would easily be one of the most read blogs on physical music releases on the internet. Paul, the blog's owner, has interviewed numerous top music industry figures, from producers like Trevor Horn and Stephen Street to musicians like Jim Kerr and Pete Burns. He's had letters...
Hello! :) I didn't want to highjack Actually's Post about Chris and his monitors. But, you know on the Super Tour? When you watch it close up on YouTube - you know when the Morse code dance/rave bit comes on? On Chris's right side he goes to a box type of thing. It is not a keyboard but has got...
...and he uses it to manipulate the 303 bass line on the track, mainly the cutoff and resonance of the filters.
One thing the FLs up til now have in common is that they use up nearly all the space of an 80 minute CD for their second disc. This of course has the mixed effect of both barrel-scraping for albums with less available material (Actually) and leaving us feeling short-changed wirh others (Very,...
I was reading the text on the PSB store page for the Nightlife FL reissue and it really makes me wonder what happened with either the reissue itself or the released statement.
'Nightlife', the darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, originally...
If it's been mentioned before, I apologise. If it hasn't, I don't ;)
Anyway, for those who haven't heard, here are snippets of the remastered Fundamental. To my ears, Integral sounds particularly good. A stronger kick drum, and some of the synth blasts immediately remind me of It's a Sin .
(to state the obvious, just type in PSBRelease in the above link to get the other)
Just wanted to start a thread about this new track.
I'm usually the minority on these more acoustic style PSB's tracks. But I have to say I quite like this, it's more than I expected from a track excised from the vaults. It's the sound the majority of Rekease should of been like. It's got that...
I like both of those 2 b-sides a lot now… yet didn't think much of either of them at the time.
Been thinking about all the PSB ollaborators that passed on:
Dusty Springfield, Frankie Knuckles, Pete Rauhofer, Zaha Hadid, Derek Jarman, Pete Burns, JJ Belle, David Bowie, Danton Connell, Henry Purcell, Pachelbel... Did I miss anybody? They left quite a trail of the dead behind....
What if they released their entire catalogue with no singing, just music.... just like they did with Elysium. That would be interesting because you don't miss out any of the good music parts that are hidden during singing.
This is why they should release major box sets instead. With original album, remixes, instrumentals, acapella versions, live renditions and bonus tracks as well as visual material. Each album deserving at least a 3DVD-box. Open the vaults!
21st - The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV, USA
22nd - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT, USA
24th - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
25th - Keller Auditorium - Portland, OR, USA
27th - Fox Theater -...
The final results are in for my poll of the past two weeks, in which I asked my site visitors to select the five Pet Shop Boys songs that they believe would constitute the most awesome, kick-ass dance set. And the five songs that received the most votes were:
After some hesitation, I decided to open this thread about small discoveries and news in the web that one way or another related to the Pet Shop Boys, but (in my opinion) don't deserve a dedicated topic on forum. A kind of pet texts, but more like petheads texts . So...
2016 Small Steps...
My good PSB sidekick came across this STUNNING pic yesterday,absolutely LOVE IT!!!
30 years ago to the day that this stomper was released. I remember first hearing it on the radio and buying the 7 and 12 the very same day.
So this song was the beginning of me becoming a fan. I remember watching them perform it on Top of the Pops and it was the very first time I had ever seen or heard of PSB. I had just turned 8 and was starting to become interested in pop music. They seemed so incredibly different that I was really...
hmmm synth backing track wise it reminds me of Baby mixed with a prettier The Resurrectionist ...a chorus comes first song.... nice neil harmonies....80's sounding, how bout that little spacey funky breakdown section with the punchy synth wish there was more of that! pretty good quality for a demo...
I think the first verse is
It's often said ,
There's no escape from fate,
I've even read ,
It's a function of the state
Apart from the many news related to the concert on the news with many Spanish celebrities on it in Teatro Real (Madrid), a place very similar to the Royal Opera House. Neil recieved this surprise from Spanish fans.
Early in the afternoon, my SO recorded this video
Notice Ninja-Chris in his black hoodie. He slid past smoothly from the car to the door without that pethead noticing. I got my cellphone signed by Neil. I was not wearing a pointy-hat, tho.
Today I put my hands on an original 1 CD copy of Fundamental UK release on a record fair near home (until today I just had the Argentinean and Japanese releases...) and, to my surprise, an extra card promoting the Ringtones released on that moment was included inside, with the ringtones titles and...