Interview with Lewis Martineé (Producer: Domino Dancing)

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Interview with Lewis Martineé (Producer: Domino Dancing)

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Full interview with photos: https://www.noecho.net/interviews/lewis ... over-girls

Extract about Domino dancing:

One of the things I couldn't wait to ask you about was "Domino Dancing," the classic single you produced for the Pet Shop Boys in 1988. They are in my Top 3 favorite groups of all time, and I think that is one of their best tracks.

I was a huge fan of theirs as well!

Tell me about that collaboration and how it happened.

Someone from their label called me and asked if I would be open to working with them. I remember I almost fell off my chair when he asked me that. I was like, "Yeah, I would even do it for free!" [Laughs] I was being serious! When they came into the studio, they had the melody and lyrics already written, so I added the music, obviously, 'cause it doesn't sound like anything else they've ever done. I ended up doing a remix that was very much freestyle, but the original version doesn't sound like that.

I love the acoustic guitar solo on "Domino Dancing." Tell me about the studio musicians you used back then.

I was friends with all of the musicians from the Miami music scene. Jorge [Barcala] and Fro [Froilan Sosa] from the group Nuclear Valdez did a lot of work for me. The guitar solo on "Domino Dancing" was done by a local guy named Nestor Gomez. The trumpet solo on that song was done by Tony Concepcion. Whoever was available at the time of a session is who I used. But, yes, they were all Miami guys who I loved working with. I would seriously love to work with the Pet Shop Boys again.

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Thanks for posting Pete

Love Domino Dancing - in my top 10 of all time PSB songs.
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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also - decided to pick up learning the guitar during lockdown (not sure why I didn't choose the keyboard/piano but too far in now!)

if anyone knows how to play the iconic guitar solo from this song - please let me know as I'd love to learn and play it (badly) :lol:
you could say conventional ... and I could claim intentional

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Such a classic

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That's a nice read, thanks for posting

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Nice interview and a photo I hadn’t seen before. Thanks for posting.

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TallThinMan wrote: Tue 08 Jun 2021, 6:01 pm Nice interview and a photo I hadn’t seen before. Thanks for posting.
Cool photo for sure....
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Very pleasant bits in this interview and a very nice song indeed!

- domino :)
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Is the demo on the Introspective Further Listening from when he got involved or before, I wonder.

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OakeyDokey wrote: Tue 08 Jun 2021, 11:47 pm Is the demo on the Introspective Further Listening from when he got involved or before, I wonder.
I should imagine it’s from before. Normally the boys present a producer with demos as a starting point. There wouldn’t seem to be much point making a demo with a producer.

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#11 Post by Disco. »

They recorded the demo version in Los Angeles.And straight after they went to Miami to record it, because they were so excited by the track.

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