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by retrofuturist
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)
Replies: 42
Views: 2780

Re: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)

Greetings Nickname, So do you think there is nothing interesting on the album version that makes it better?. For example, the album version of Thursday is not particulary interesting if you compare it with the single version. Do you think we can say the same with the album version of the song?. A so...
by retrofuturist
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What's your opinion about Agenda?
Replies: 23
Views: 1218

Re: What's your opinion about Agenda?

Greetings, Do you like Agenda? Or do you hate it? What's your opinion about the EP? What I don't like: - It showcases Neil's Guardian-influenced elitism (which I suspect is not going to hold up well over time) - For the most part the lyrics and music aren't all that flash What I do like: - Its exist...
by retrofuturist
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)
Replies: 42
Views: 2780

Re: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)

Edit - 7
Album version - 7

Frankly, I think the edit is actually quite well done and has what I was hoping for in terms of a slightly "re-mixed" (albeit, not "remixed") version. It also makes it makes a bit more sense as a single and being substantially shorter doesn't hurt it at all.
by retrofuturist
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)

Greetings Sage, Oh that's awesome!! I'll be there. :up: Looking forward to details. Does tribute mean specifically a live cover performance? Or is it more of an album launch party? More an album launch party, albeit not an official one... let's call it a "new album celebration"! if you have any part...
by retrofuturist
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 12:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)

Thanks Ghost. Given the Tribute date coincides with the release of Hotspot (how ironic given your comment!) I'm sure it will be a good day for Melbourne-based Pet Shop Boys fans.
by retrofuturist
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 11:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)

Greetings, There will be a Pet Shop Boys tribute night somewhere in the inner suburbs of Melbourne on Friday 24th January. More details will be available once the event is formally announced. I'm mainly letting you know now, 1... because I'm excited, and 2... so that if you're excited too, you can s...
by retrofuturist
Wed 01 Jan 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New/third single
Replies: 103
Views: 8412

Re: New/third single

Greetings, It sounds promising Radio edit looks like it’s a full minute shorter... It will be interesting to see whether it's just a bit trimmed like Burning The Heather is, or whether it's a "remixed" radio edit like we sometimes used to get back in the day with the later singles (e.g. It's Alright...
by retrofuturist
Thu 26 Dec 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?
Replies: 78
Views: 10769

Re: Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?

Greetings,

Same basic list as 2016, just with Hotspot inserted into the mix now...

1. Behaviour
2. Very
3. Introspective
4. Electric
5. Yes
6. Fundamental
7. Actually
8. Please
9. Hotspot
10. Elysium
11. Bilingual
12. Super
13. Release
14. Nightlife

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 2:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?

Greetings, It would be interesting to know the reason of cancellation. Did they block it because it was still unfinished or they were unhappy with results? Good old times when they were not aware of the fact that people in Japan had an access to Miserablism a year before its official release as a b ...
by retrofuturist
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 1:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: B-sides on 12"-singles
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: B-sides on 12"-singles

Greetings, I don't think that really counts though, Steve.... otherwise you could add say that Young Offender was the "b-side" of Liberation... or that West End Girls was the "b-side" of I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing and Flamboyant. I think, to be consistent, we need to speak of the defi...
by retrofuturist
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 2:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 422
Views: 34690

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=550121375789018 The instrumental sounds like it's taken source material from Will O The Wisp, but it's a unique track in the sense that its 25 seconds does not appear "as is" in the actual song itself. Hopefully this trailer appears on the Further Listeni...
by retrofuturist
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 422
Views: 34690

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, If I were to call a "unifying feature" of the new album, it's one of exploration. As I mentioned in my initial track-by-track review, this is a Pet Shop Boys album like no other, and they appear to have made a really conscious effort not to be formulaic or lazy. Whilst sonically this albu...
by retrofuturist
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 11:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: B-sides on 12"-singles
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: B-sides on 12

Greetings, It's a real shame that Decide isn't on 12" vinyl. I can't help but think there may be another album soon after Hotspot, a sort of Relentless/Disco thing... Think we’ll have a Disco 5, linked with a Disco reissue campaign. If they're each going to come with their own Further Listening disc...
by retrofuturist
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 422
Views: 34690

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings Nickname, It might be a bit early to rank the individual songs in a way that might hold up over time, but your question is fair enough, so this is my list... Will O The Wisp Burning The Heather You Are The One ------- Dreamland Monkey Business Happy People Hoping For A Miracle I Don't Wann...