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by Bulldog
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 23373

Re: Expectations

Well, doing a kickass dance album was quite necessary after Yes, TMIT and Elysium. Why? "Yes" had plenty of dance. Their first albums that were summarised by Discography were far from pure dance, and those are the foundations. Electric is on it's own so far. Relentless and Disco are cousins, but no...
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A third project with Trevor Horn?
Replies: 43
Views: 13614

Re: A third project with Trevor Horn?

It'd be a good thing, but without EMI's financial support he's probably too expensive now.
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 23373

Re: Expectations

Well, doing a kickass dance album was quite necessary after Yes, TMIT and Elysium. Yet, to stretch that direction across two or three albums you'd really need a different approach on every "chapter", but from the point of view of a fan it's hard to tell what's left to explore with SP. Did he ever us...
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 23373

Re: Expectations

I mean it just looks like SP isn't that great at "reading" the songs themselves, their peculiarities. It's just one big "ok, let's put some more distortion on vocals" after the other, basically. It works with blatant bangers and some live rearrangements, but with lighter and pop stuff it's just a me...
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 23373

Re: Expectations

I don't know, Drico. The idea behind the "trilogy" seems to be "ok, let's beef up every single song we have", which was fine at first - but when it came to Super, it felt like subtlety went completely out of the window. "Into thin air" sounds like some 2001 Saint Ken remix of "Two divided by zero".
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Expectations
Replies: 94
Views: 23373

Expectations

So, are we all particularly excited with the perspective of a third Stuart Price produced album? To be honest I'm a little uncertain. Electric was a career highlight, but hearing it now some of its strength might come from it being a reaction to its anemic predecessor. And Super never really worked ...
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Mar 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Years and years & PSB
Replies: 25
Views: 9065

Re: Years and years & PSB

I think PSB could think about the possibility of a new political album and according to the sources this is a political song. Looks like this song is really good. An anthemic song really. It could be the new "Integral". If PSB think this is a good song, they are going to save it to themselves. More...
by Bulldog
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Years and years & PSB
Replies: 25
Views: 9065

Re: Years and years & PSB

The plot thickens .... http://www.popbuzz.com/music/artists/years-and-years/sanctify-lyrics-meaning/ One of the major collabs that had been rumoured for the album was legendary duo Pet Shop Boys who were said to have written a song together but as of yet, the band are not sure exactly when we might...
by Bulldog
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Apple in Neil's & Chris' eyes
Replies: 20
Views: 13368

Re: The Apple in Neil's & Chris' eyes

I quite like "Magical Mystery Tour", which is generally dismissed as rubbish. On the other hand I've never seen the appeal of "Sgt. Pepper's", I find it really contrived and cheesy.
by Bulldog
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys' "Suburbia" vs Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
Replies: 9
Views: 6885

Re: Pet Shop Boys' "Suburbia" vs Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

I don't get any similarity with "Suburbia", but on a side note the blueprint for "Billie Jean" is obviously "Moskow Diskow" by Telex.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c639hksrUzU
by Bulldog
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB in the Daily Telegraph tomorrow
Replies: 14
Views: 10813

Re: PSB in the Daily Telegraph tomorrow

I reckon we on this forum probably know the boys so well now that we could probably pose a few random music related questions and respond pretty accurately in the style of Neil and Chris [emoji38] Yeah, this kind of article always makes me think it's no wonder successful bands can't be bothered wit...
by Bulldog
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Welcome to the Community / FAQs
Topic: G'Day from Perth, Western Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2549

Re: G'Day from Perth, Western Australia

Hi there! Perth houses the lovely Crawley Edge Boatshed, would like to visit that one day...
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I love seeing Madonna publicly state she has been influenced by PSB
Replies: 8
Views: 10570

Re: I love seeing Madonna publicly state she has been influenced by PSB

She's probably rather hard to work with - didn't Chris once call her "pushy" or something like that?
by Bulldog
Sat 17 Feb 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Showing some love for Construct
Replies: 35
Views: 7223

Re: Showing some love for Construct

Drico's quite right. The only other band I can compare with PSB, in terms of musical mood swings and bipolar dichotomy between gloom and euphoria, is probably The Cure. Back on topic, I think the longer nature of songs on Electric balanced the limitations of Price's production, which otherwise tends...