25 years of Can You Forgive Her

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#31 Post by rollo » Sun 03 Jun 2018, 11:41 pm

I just realised that when this came out, Neil was just a year older than I am now. OK, I've only got about 19 hits to write before I catch up...
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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#32 Post by One of the crowd » Mon 04 Jun 2018, 7:37 pm

panda magic wrote:
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It was a truly defining moment in PSB history. After the diminishing chart returns of 1991 and then the complete silence throughout 1992 I thought PSB were heading down the dumper.
well, hold on - in 1992 PSB did a legendary show at the Hacienda, did The Crying Game with Boy George & Disappointed with Electronic, released Performance on video, and did The South Bank Show (which remains the best documentary about them to this day.) Not bad for a completely silent year!
1992 also saw them do another week on the Simon Bates show, the Cicero album along with a few Cicero singles
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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#33 Post by Pod » Mon 04 Jun 2018, 8:17 pm

One of the crowd wrote:
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 7:37 pm
panda magic wrote:
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:11 am
PopArt wrote:
Sat 02 Jun 2018, 2:01 pm
It was a truly defining moment in PSB history. After the diminishing chart returns of 1991 and then the complete silence throughout 1992 I thought PSB were heading down the dumper.
well, hold on - in 1992 PSB did a legendary show at the Hacienda, did The Crying Game with Boy George & Disappointed with Electronic, released Performance on video, and did The South Bank Show (which remains the best documentary about them to this day.) Not bad for a completely silent year!
1992 also saw them do another week on the Simon Bates show, the Cicero album along with a few Cicero singles
There was the gig at Roseland nyc too don’t forget. I get what tou mean, there were no psb singles or albums in 1992, the first time this had happened since their initial success, so relatively quiet - yeah.
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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#34 Post by panda magic » Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:02 pm

we should all be so lucky to have as productive an "off" year as PSB's 1992

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#35 Post by Drico One » Mon 04 Jun 2018, 9:45 pm

Pod wrote:
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 8:17 pm
One of the crowd wrote:
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 7:37 pm
panda magic wrote:
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 2:11 am


well, hold on - in 1992 PSB did a legendary show at the Hacienda, did The Crying Game with Boy George & Disappointed with Electronic, released Performance on video, and did The South Bank Show (which remains the best documentary about them to this day.) Not bad for a completely silent year!
1992 also saw them do another week on the Simon Bates show, the Cicero album along with a few Cicero singles
There was the gig at Roseland nyc too don’t forget. I get what tou mean, there were no psb singles or albums in 1992, the first time this had happened since their initial success, so relatively quiet - yeah.
I think it's worth remembering just how huge PSB were prior to 1992. Sure, there was activity that year, but the central role they'd played in pop culture up to that point was not something they maintained in 1992 - the year of Erasure. Hence the sense that they were on hiatus. Disappointed was definitely the big event for me, that year - though the South Bank Show was truly memorable, albeit a continuation of the Behaviour/Discography era rather than something broadcast substantially later. They were the supporting act to Cicero, Boy George, Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr. And substitutes for Simon Bates. But, yeah, as years off go, it was busy and interesting for fans - and certainly more intriguing than, say, 2017 or this year have been.

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#36 Post by jasonjohn » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 9:04 am

I remember the Australian radio station JJJ got confused and would play the MK mix. Or maybe they just preferred that mix.

It's interesting to compare this opener to Happiness.... Similar intentions I suspect, but quite a difference!

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#37 Post by luca857 » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 3:46 pm

Can you forgive her? is the first PSB song I've ever heard and that made me a PSB fan. Many things were changing for me in 1993 and I was trying to find a new "soundtrack of my life", after many years listening to hard rock and heavy metal. The video of Can you forgive her? mesmerized me and I immediately thought: this is it. What a magic moment.

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#38 Post by Kevinthehorse » Tue 05 Jun 2018, 3:49 pm

luca857 wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 3:46 pm
Can you forgive her? is the first PSB song I've ever heard and that made me a PSB fan. Many things were changing for me in 1993 and I was trying to find a new "soundtrack of my life", after many years listening to hard rock and heavy metal.
I didn't much like rock at the time. Instead I danced to disco.

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#39 Post by miserabalism » Fri 08 Jun 2018, 8:35 pm

When Can you forgive her? was initially released, I wasn't too sure about it. I remember a one-sentence review on Channel 4 Oracle simply described it at the time as "a beat-splattered mess".

However, it was only a matter of time before I warmed to the song, and now it is in my Top 5 PSB singles. In fact, in my opinion it wasn't until the arrival of Leaving that a single was released of comparable quality. Can you forgive her is brilliant. Pet Shop Boys on top-form: the synth-stabs, the self-deprecating lyrics, those pointy hats...

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Re: 25 years of Can You Forgive Her

#40 Post by Sithblade » Sat 09 Jun 2018, 8:44 pm

Heard it first on the radio and wasn't overly impressed. Still bought it and hearing the CD on a good sound system made all the difference.

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