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by retrofuturist
Wed 19 Feb 2020, 10:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged

Those things would not have made a lick of difference. If anything, the tackiness of some of them would have hastened their decline.
by retrofuturist
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Agenda instead of Hotspot
Replies: 45
Views: 2114

Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

Greetings,

Nonsense. Agenda is weak, with two (i.e. half) of the songs being virtually unlistenable, whereas Hotspot is fantastic and has only the one duff track at the end. I'll be eternally grateful that they kept the Guardian op-eds off the album itself.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

Greetings,

Official Facebook invite's up!

https://facebook.com/events/s/new-order ... 094/?ti=cl

Thanks again for the great suggestions...

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 1:27 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: You Are The One - Birds
Replies: 36
Views: 2652

Re: You Are The One - Birds

Greetings,
Old Soak wrote:
Sun 16 Feb 2020, 10:32 pm
How did it get distributed please? CD or digital file? Either presumably watermarked?
Digital streaming and/or 320 kbps MP3 file... and yes, the files are watermarked.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 1655

Re: Hotspot ratings

Greetings, Speaking of Integral: what is that whole ID / fascism paranoia about? That will never happen. Tell that to the Chinese dissidents executed by the CCP under the ruse of the Coronavirus outbreak. Not saying the outbreak isn't real, of course, but that it provides the perfect opportunity and...
by retrofuturist
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 26
Views: 1754

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

Greetings all, Just wanted to touch base, and thank you all for the excellent ideas and contributions... :up: And to add a few more I've come up with in the meantime... - So Hard (Dub) - Suburbia (Arthur Baker Dub) As for what we're most likely to play, my co-DJ seems to have his eye on In The Night...
by retrofuturist
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: HOTSPOT DELUXE (not Special Edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: HOTSPOT DELUXE (not Special Edition)

Surely fake and queer.

One tell tale sign is that is saying produced by Stuart Price... even though that's not true of some of the bonus tracks.

Plus the title is lame as.
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2591

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Greetings,

I must admit, I'm quite surprised to see no one else (so far) has subbed out the album version of Dreamland for the (obviously superior 8) ) Pet Shop Boys remix. Given that it still clocks in at under five minutes, it doesn't feel out of place like an "extended version" might.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2591

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Greetings, Here's the version I listen to... 1. Will O' The Wisp 2. You Are The One ( pre-release version with samples ) 3. Happy People 4. Dreamland (PSB Remix) 5. Hoping For A Miracle 6. I Don't Wanna 7. Monkey Business 8. Only The Dark 9. An Open Mind 10. Burning The Heather 11. Decide Retro. :) ...
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: You Are The One - Birds
Replies: 36
Views: 2652

Re: You Are The One - Birds

Wow. It's very true, and it's a real shame they were taken out because for me it was a highlight of the song. So much so, I mentioned it in my initial review of the album. To be honest, I hadn't noticed until now, as I didn't bother listening to CD1 and went straight to the instrumentals. Hearing th...
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland Remix EPs = bootlegs
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Dreamland remix EP

Greetings,
leesmapman wrote:
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 8:15 am
As Discogs itself states: CDr, EP, Promo, Unofficial Release
Yeah, but are they officially commissioned remixes or fan mixes?

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland Remix EPs = bootlegs
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Dreamland Remix EPs = bootlegs

Greetings,

Anyone know if this is real or fake?

https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-F ... e/14724459

Interesting that the mixes haven't appeared on Dirrrty or the usual digital services....

:eh:

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 12:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Nickname but I had problem to get in the forum
Replies: 11
Views: 693

Re: I'm Nickname but I had problem to get in the forum

Greetings, I'm not going to use the user name MrTennant. I think the messages I posted with this user should remain, specially the one with the CHART RESULTS, it was a lot of work to do. But you can put the account unnactive if you want. I used that because I couldn't get in the forum as you know. B...
by retrofuturist
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interesting comments from Neil on "being part of Europe" from 1996
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Interesting comments from Neil on "being part of Europe" from 1996

Greetings,

I can only shake my head at the way people conflate Europe, which is a continent... and the European Union, which is supra-national political and economic union of certain European countries.

I guess Neil was a bit of a trend-setter in this regard.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 386
Views: 38925

Re: Hotspot reviews

Greetings,

As daft as the phrasing is, I take it to mean that they are regarded as musical icons within the gay community.

I've heard Kylie Minogue and Madonna described in similar terms, despite them not being gay.

Retro. :)