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by jasonjohn
Tue 23 Feb 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB vs Daft Punk
Replies: 19
Views: 1206

Re: PSB vs Daft Punk

Liked them when they were skinny French guys who were camera shy but clearly obsessed Find much of Discovery a bit of a chore to sit through, too gimmicky and icey. But I LOVE "Verdis Quo". Amazing. Electric is a far denser experience than Daft Punk could produce. But I think the Daft Punk...
by jasonjohn
Mon 22 Feb 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Sophie Ellis Bextor - It’s a Sin
Replies: 57
Views: 2847

Re: Sophie Ellis Bextor - It’s a Sin

She's terrific!
by jasonjohn
Sat 13 Feb 2021, 1:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB - Vaccination
Replies: 43
Views: 3587

Re: PSB - Vaccination

Australia has had closed borders since early on.

Relatively low deaths. Hospitals were never overflowing.

You can't fly there for a vacation of course. Bad optics is the least concern, really.
by jasonjohn
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys, Lately: Your Top 20 of the Last 10 Years
Replies: 40
Views: 2698

Re: Pet Shop Boys, Lately: Your Top 20 of the Last 10 Years

It's really tough to order them! 01. Will-o-the-Wisp 02. Breathing Space 03. Invisible 04. Burning The Heather 05. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct 06. Leaving 07. Hoping for a miracle 08. A face like that 09. The way through the woods (long version) 10. Odd man out 11. Everything means something 12. T...
by jasonjohn
Sun 31 Jan 2021, 12:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 116
Views: 7930

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

My only quibble with Hotspot is the sequencing of "You are the one" after "Will-o-the-wisp". On first listen it was just a massive let down. Yeah, I sometimes wonder why they didn't keep the energy up sky high. But in other ways I can understand them just wanting to slide into s...
by jasonjohn
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 116
Views: 7930

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

I've gotta agree with the previous two posters - it's still my favourite of the trilogy and one of my overall favourites since Very. It has a darker, sadder quality like the best bits of Elysium or Fundamental - but its shadows are exciting, the way Actually or the Behaviour era B sides are. When W...
by jasonjohn
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 116
Views: 7930

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

I won't mention Wedding though.

Still shocks me.

But somehow I defend its existence to myself, without ever understanding why it exists.
by jasonjohn
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 12:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 116
Views: 7930

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

Reread the overly long review I did back before covid hit: https://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=589285#p589285 My thoughts haven't changed too much. Except I probably mentally tune out Only The Dark now. I still think that track is impossibly lavish, but somehow that makes it a little f...
by jasonjohn
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 2:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"
Replies: 59
Views: 9667

Re: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"

Actually this format is absolutely perfect for a mini covid performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUjXGNBFrrU&feature=emb_title I love the vibe. You get a mini crowd reaction, and PSB can turn on the theatrics for the camera. It's a staged performance, just more like an episode of Seinfeld...
by jasonjohn
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 11:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"
Replies: 59
Views: 9667

Re: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"

It's a really difficult time. And very sad how people trying to do what they can do stop the spread are expected to be 100% right in their approach by a minority of negative people on socials. In Australia the lockdowns and precautions are clearly working. They've recovered from 2 waves, and are hop...
by jasonjohn
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"
Replies: 59
Views: 9667

Re: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"

Said it before, but Hotpot is the ultimate PSB “curse”.

I really wonder if they’d be cautious and postpone a real tour until way later, and maybe dispatch new material before hand.
by jasonjohn
Wed 23 Dec 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bruce Springsteen: "I love Pet Shop Boys"
Replies: 9
Views: 1492

Re: Bruce Springsteen: "I love Pet Shop Boys"

This us great. He even chooses two tracks that are quite out there
by jasonjohn
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas
Replies: 45
Views: 5945

Re: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas

I don't know. Might be alone here, but I think they stuffed up the re-release a few years back. It's a good enough track to chart for Xmas, but the mix tries too hard, and the vocals in the versus are so grindingly metallic Still hope for in a future year to release a new mix with warmer production,...