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PSB in Select Magazine scans

#1 Post by ArtHist » Mon 01 Oct 2018, 5:11 pm

Not sure this has been posted on this forum before, but this site has quite a few articles/reviews/interviews with the Boys in Select. For some reason the articles aren't chronological but nevertheless a great resource. The Dec 1990 review of Behaviour is the earliest entry.

http://selectmagazinescans.monkeon.co.u ... -shop-boys

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#2 Post by Patrick Bateman » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 12:17 am

Thanks! Interesting to see that Graham Linehan reviewed Discography.

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#3 Post by York Minster » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 9:38 am

http://selectmagazinescans.monkeon.co.u ... bums11.jpg

This is such an utter shart review. Anyone who loves Behavior will have a good laugh at this. At least he didn't say a single word about This must be the place, as I don't think I could have handled the criticism.

Is it fair to say that PSB gets better reviews now than in the imperial days? If I remember there was a lot of bad talk about Please.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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#4 Post by ArtHist » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 6:49 pm

York Minster wrote:
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 9:38 am
http://selectmagazinescans.monkeon.co.u ... bums11.jpg

This is such an utter shart review. Anyone who loves Behavior will have a good laugh at this. At least he didn't say a single word about This must be the place, as I don't think I could have handled the criticism.

Is it fair to say that PSB gets better reviews now than in the imperial days? If I remember there was a lot of bad talk about Please.
Interesting how he 'outs' Neil in his assessment of 'Nervously'. He was a journo at Smash Hits in the 80s, though I'm not sure if it coincided with Neil's tenure there.

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#5 Post by Pod » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 8:29 pm

Absolutely laughable that review of Behaviour - clueless journalism.
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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#6 Post by alig » Tue 02 Oct 2018, 10:30 pm

Ta!
Behaviour: Oftentimes, movies or albums are initially panned but re-discovered later-on. PSYCHO was mauled by critics but is now considered a classic. Also, how exactly is "Nervously" as a gay song? "A nervous boy from another town" is just a boy from another town talking to a nervous girl. "So hard" is definitely not gay. Methinks the writer is a drama queen.
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#7 Post by luca857 » Thu 04 Oct 2018, 10:27 am

alig wrote:
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 10:30 pm
Ta!
Behaviour: Oftentimes, movies or albums are initially panned but re-discovered later-on. PSYCHO was mauled by critics but is now considered a classic. Also, how exactly is "Nervously" as a gay song? "A nervous boy from another town" is just a boy from another town talking to a nervous girl. "So hard" is definitely not gay. Methinks the writer is a drama queen.
I agree. I also think that many songs are considered "gay" in retrospect, because we now know all the context around them and maybe Neil himself told us where they come from, but I like the fact that many songs admit different interpretations concerning whether they talk about homo/heterosexual love.

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