I think we’re both a bit autistic - OMG, I've been saying this about them for years!! It's likely what gives them their genius and drive and focus and loyalty but also makes them a bit stroppy and opinionated and difficult to work with. Not to mention...
Unless you know Neil and Chris on an intimate and personal level, you can't say that they don't have autism.
You started an entire thread not knowing them. Their comment was off the cuff.
Was scouring the web for the reissues (before my physical product arrives) and stumbled upon genuine Electric instrumentals in the deep dark corners of the web. Just letting you know they're out there, but don't come to me looking for help, please. Make an effort.
Don't you think that we need a centralised topic like Pet Shop Boys on Youtube , but for all new press-materials and interviews?
Let's try to maintain it. If such a topic is already exist, please point it to me and then delete my recent posts here.
You can see how misleading the Classic Pop review was now.
It's just occured to me that the two John Peel tracks are bracketed John Peel version but not Live on John Peel or whatever. Could it be that these are infact studio demos and not the actual live performance?
At the time and maybe its still valid, i felt the Peel Sessions was one of their most important career moments. They were in a bit of a lull, especially sales wise and probably the quality as well. We had three albums on the trot that werent really what PSB were known for. They were quite...
We've not had one of these for a while but could we be looking at the possibility of three Pet Shop Boys albums in the top 40 at the same time? I doubt its happened before. Doubtful it will happen now but you never know......... :lol:
I wonder which album will come out on top? Fundamental sold pretty much twice the number in the first week compared to both Nightlife and Release, i believe. So will that hinder Fundamental because more people have it? Will the casual buyer be buying because of the bonus cd's or because they dont...
Does anyone here have any idea that which PSB songs are suitable for kids learning English? I am trying to teach a group of 2 to 3 Year 5/6 kids interpreting songs, and I am wondering if there is any PSB song is suitable.
By the way, I am trying to find some Bowie songs too.
As for David's song, everything I can come up with at the moment is Starman and Life on Mars? . Probably something sentimental from his 80's albums, like Loving the alien , and lovely Kooks ?
Starman has too many out of date idioms like far out and some cat .
While Life on Mars is inpenetrable,...
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 -...
Anyone going to the concert in Östersund tonight? I was at Dalhalla yesterday and now I need help. Please, contact me!
Hey there! Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last full day of my current poll, which asks which Pet Shop Boys album, if any, caused you -- or perhaps still causes you -- the greatest cognitive dissonance or something like it? To put it another way, which PSB album is the most unlike what you would have...
Ok, so Classic Pop - whom I write for - has reviewed the reissues - to be honest it reads more like a regurgitated press release, and should have been afforded far more page time, but still there is some odd news -
At the end it says that Inspection: their collection of alternate mixes will be...
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...
Neil decinitely sings live. Chris just does what he has to I think.
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 .
i prefered the sound of the old albums than the 2001 fl remasters. I don't know for the new ones.
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...
The tune is surprisingly strong. I was expecting something as forgettable as Love life , but it turned out being the really igniting, moving track in vein of their Barfly/XFM sessions, Flamboyant meets Minimal remarkable sound. And while I quite like the form it's in now, for my ears the track is...
Not sure if this has been posted here before, but I came across it yesterday during a YouTube trawl. Pet Shop Boys originally wanted to use an orchestra on It Couldn’t Happen Here, but they couldn’t get one in time so they asked Blue Weaver to program the song using a Fairlight. This video is an...
Reminds me why I've been a fan for almost 30 years. :up:
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...
If they'd got the rights to do a musical about Pinkie and the boys, would their post-Bilingual pop output have been better?
Considering Closer to heaven has one of the worst stories ever and lyrics accordingly an adaptation of Brighton Rock would've been considerably better.
CTH is the low point of PSB career... it's soooo low.
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.