It's been probably discussed before, but does anyone else find the Elysium era vocals particularly strange? I know they were going for a smooth sound, but it ended up sounding clunky and weird on that area, a bit like the 1989 tour thing with the black backing singers doing all the harmonies. Been...
On a related subject, I don't like the way Neil's vocals on the last two albums have the deep intake of breath before each line. I'm thinking of The Pop Kids in particular. You don't hear that as much on earlier releases.
....We all feel better in the dark....the lyrics.....what was Chris thinking..... and I'm feeling really horny... makes me cringe.
The latest tally...
1. Winner 17
2. New York city boy 11
3. The Night I fell in love 10
Hold on 8
Go West 6
Give it a go 5
If love were all 5
Ego Music 4
The sound of the atom splitting 3
What keeps mankind alive 3
Saturday Night Forever 3
King's Cross is devastating -- in the good way. Just so powerful and emotional. I was too young at the time, but it always makes me think of those images from the black and white video with Chris in the tube station and the city being savaged by the AIDS crisis... x
Since 2011 BBC4 has been airing Top of the Pops episodes, in chronological order from 1976 onwards. This week the episode originally aired on 08 August 1985 will be shown, which means PSB'S first appearence from November 1985 is just around the corner, and from that point they will be making...
These really are marvellous time capsules of each week they represent whether the music is good, bad or indifferent. From the frankly ridiculous fashions to the Smashy and Nicey presenting with a huge number of novelty records you can't believe were hits, through the sublime performances to the...
Not trying to make this sound a downer but have you been, are you or will you ever be content with the catalogue of Pet Shop Boys?
I for one would love to see them continue to do what they do best for the foreseeable future but realistically the time will come when Chris unplugs his keyboard &...
I am enjoying all the list threads at the moment on the forum so I thought I'd start one myself...
What would be YOUR perfect 'Best of...' PSB album?
To make the challenge more interesting, I suggest the following rules:
You're allowed only 12 tracks
You have to think in traditional vinyl...
I think it's far from trite considering its meaning and symbolism in relation to the AIDS crisis at the time. I know it's popular at sporting events, but for many listeners/fans, it's hard to remove the song from what it represented in the epidemic.
I've been reading other posts talking about this track, so we are going to create a post for it and free another posts related to the new stuff.
Sorry to bring back an old thread but the most embarrassing PSB track has made me question why so many die hard fans on here loathe Winner ? For me it's one of their best songs from the last decade; a gloriously melodic and uplifting song with an upbeat message and - back in the Imperial Phase -...
I think it's obvious PSB are trying to follow a similar concept in their last albums. I mean, electronic pop music, disco and more or less modern sound. Looks like the three albums are going to follow this way. Of course, there is a paralelism in the sound concert and visual concept with the...
Just thinking! A triangle has 3 sides & it is the 3rd album, so maybe triangles will be the shape :think:
Over yonder on another thread there is a great cry about New York city boy and Hold On being embarrassing.
But really, please allow me to try to explain...if you're around people who like harder music, or rap, etc, most PSB sounds very embarrassing. Left To My Own Devices is fab, but if I play it for a non-pop...
I regularly drive down the street with What Keeps Mankind Alive booming with a subwoofer, all windows open.
Hahahahaha. Its dreadful and should have been on the other list, I hate it that much I had eradicated from my memory.
The final results are in for my poll of the past two weeks, in which I asked my site visitors whether they were planning to buy (or had already pre-ordered) Neil Tennant's upcoming book One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem . And the response that received the most votes was:
* Yes, I'm planning to buy...
Maybe Neil's poem is about your polls, Wayne! Check the thread title!
Oops! Thanks for catching that careless mistake on my part, now corrected!
Their greatest hits both have the word west in common. West End girls and Go West. If they release another ditty with that word in the title, they're gonna enter another imperial phase. :dance: :drool:
New single by Pet Shop Boys and Go West:
Go West featuring A Man could get awested (feat. Kanye West)
I had a real good experience with the PSB group....maybe the best. I remember.....
Buying Discography and being blown away by the artistic success and enjoyment factor of their tracks whilst looking at the CD covers for them in the booklet and reading their comments. They seemed mysterious and so...
'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem' by Neil Tennant will be published by Faber & Faber on November 1st. The book is Neil’s choice of one hundred of his song lyrics plus a short poem and also has an introduction written by Neil detailing his personal history as a songwriter and his creative processes....
Hi! I was lucky enough to buy the limited edition in the official shop, but browsing the Faber & Faber website I recently found a 75£ edition of the book.
I wouldn't dare venturing if this is the same edition that was available in the official website, but the ISBN is the same, and to those of you...
I heard an interview with Neil and Chris recently about deciding on the title for the Super album. Neil said that they had a title which they decided against as their manager said it could have 'unfortunate connotations'. They said they may use it in the future. Any guesses as to what this might...
Up would be my guess - and they used it in sUPer anyway.
Unless it was ‘we’, but I guess that just doesnt hold water.
abc had a good housey sounding album called 'up' already in the late 80's