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by Effen Vida
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 430
Views: 35120

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

rashomon wrote:
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 10:56 am
Ghost within this house wrote:
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 10:37 am
I can't help making a connection between the distorted church bells at the end of '80s/'90s anthem Happy People and the 2020 wedding bells that close the album
+1 ...

I wonder if the Wedding in Berlin track was originally meant to segue directly from Happy People
I wondered the same...
by Effen Vida
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 2:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 430
Views: 35120

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

I’ve gone from being utterly apathetic towards Dreamland to really loving it. My 12”, which I bought on the day of release, remained shrink-wrapped until a couple of days ago. What a turn around. I’ve begun to really, really like Wedding in Berlin, too. So strange how that can happen. It now feels l...
by Effen Vida
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Snippets
Replies: 64
Views: 4054

Re: Snippets

Against all the odds, Wedding in Berlin has grown on me a fair bit. Dare I say... I actually enjoy it now. I played the album through twice on headphones late last night and I didn't even consider skipping WIB. It's daft and fun. Looking forward to finally being able to talk to you all about the ent...
by Effen Vida
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Chris Lowe interview: "we like each other but we don't have sex"
Replies: 14
Views: 1315

Re: Chris Lowe interview: "we like each other but we don't have sex"

That’s perhaps the best, most open, honest and revealing interview from one of our boys I’ve read since Neil‘s coming out interview in ‘94.
Chris should talk more, he’s quite good at it.
by Effen Vida
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Single number 4
Replies: 32
Views: 2755

Re: Hotspot - Single number 4

Greetings, Nicholas, Retro, Effen Vida. This question is for you. What do you think it should be the fourth single? (not only because a personal but it could be everyone's favourite and not only fans). Will O The Wisp. I think it is destined to be a fan favourite, and shows a side of Pet Shop Boys ...
by Effen Vida
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 278
Views: 28308

Hotspot reviews

A review from The Daily Mail. Five stars. It ends with “... No, this isn’t just another Pet Shop Boys album: it’s the first of the albums of the year.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-7894455/Pet-Shop-Boys-album-review-New-flavours-plenty-dancefloor-energy.html The Mail gives it 5 st...
by Effen Vida
Sun 19 Jan 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 278
Views: 28308

Re: Hotspot reviews

A review from The Daily Mail.

Five stars.

It ends with “... No, this isn’t just another Pet Shop Boys album: it’s the first of the albums of the year.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/ ... nergy.html
by Effen Vida
Sat 18 Jan 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Single number 4
Replies: 32
Views: 2755

Re: Hotspot - Single number 4

I’d put well over three quid on Happy People being the next single.
by Effen Vida
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 278
Views: 28308

Re: Hotspot reviews

Ghost within this house wrote:
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 5:08 pm
jamie1978 wrote:
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 5:04 pm
lukas.pavlik wrote:
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 3:11 pm
Another review http://bigtakeover.com/recordings/PetSh ... elServices
"too uplifting"

the first time I've heard the term use in a mildly disparaging sense
Is that Effen's review, I wonder?
Not guilty!
by Effen Vida
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 73
Views: 5053

Re: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

I've pre-ordered the double CD, vinyl and cassette. Ridiculous.

I reckon they've been pretty savvy with the cassette and temptation of the signed prints. That said, I'd have still bought the vinyl and CD.
by Effen Vida
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot
Replies: 122
Views: 9779

Re: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot

It's funny you should mention Disco 5, because I have it on very good authority that I'd like them to release it.
by Effen Vida
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine
Replies: 200
Views: 12295

Re: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine

oakey wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:53 pm
Well I have ordered more. But they will be shipped out to all different addresses.
I'm sorely regretting not taking you up on your incredibly kind offer!
by Effen Vida
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

NikacP0kac wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 3:37 pm
It's not the album version, if Effen Vida is to be trusted, there's still an additional verse we haven't heard.

Hanging from the rafters,
I’m a chimpanzee,
What I do for afters,
You’ll have to wait and see!
Haha!! Can you imagine if those *were* the real lyrics?!!
:D
by Effen Vida
Tue 07 Jan 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 456
Views: 33018

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Monkey Jizzness.