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by Eldritch
Fri 04 Sep 2015, 5:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the only song not written by Lowe
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: the only song not written by Lowe

It's probably, because it's such an early song that Neil and Chris hadn't yet made their arrangement of putting their names on every track. And they couldn't add Chris later without asking for permission from Bobby.
by Eldritch
Sat 08 Aug 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a list of the b-sides handy since "Format" came out?
Replies: 22
Views: 3571

Re: Does anyone have a list of the b-sides handy since "Format" came out?

Er, why can;t you work it out? It's from the appallaingly bad b-sides of Together is it not? I've never listened to them more than twice. Awful and lazy. he nadir of their career in my opinion Neil and Chris have really spoilt us rotten, if two disposable cover versions as a b-side package counts a...
by Eldritch
Thu 06 Aug 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Classic Pop magazine
Replies: 21
Views: 5756

Re: Classic Pop magazine

I think it has been horribly amateurish from the start. Full of bad writing, bad judgement and inexplicably thorough articles on bands like China Crises and Bananarama. Not everything from the eighties is worth reviving. It tries to be something like an eighties version of Mojo but falls very short.
by Eldritch
Sun 26 Jul 2015, 6:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is the imperial phase really over?
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: Is the imperial phase really over?

What i would say is that 2010 was probably the best year of their career. The huge Brit award and owning Glastonbury was the icing. Plus having a brilliant album in 'Yes' made it even better. That was actually 2009. It was a great year indeed, but for me Yes wasn't all it could be. In trying to do ...
by Eldritch
Tue 23 Jun 2015, 5:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Autobiograhy?
Replies: 19
Views: 4023

Re: Autobiograhy?

Their career has been so well documented over the years, so if Neil writes something, I guess it would be a much more personal viewpoint than a career overview. Something like the Sting book, which ended just as The Police were starting to lift off.
by Eldritch
Tue 16 Jun 2015, 5:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It's a Metamorphasis...
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: It's a Metamorphasis...

Really interesting. Thanks for posting. I agree with much of what he says. Bilingual has got better with age (or maybe better as I've aged?) but it still feels like the beginning of the "survival" phase of PSB's career. The first album when things became much harder for PSB and when their grip on t...
by Eldritch
Sat 13 Jun 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Top 3 B Sides
Replies: 81
Views: 11796

Re: Top 3 B Sides

Perhaps it is no coincidence that their weakest albums (of which I personally don't include elysium - but it works for this argument!) produced their best b-sides, It suggests that during these periods it wasn't the songwriting at fault, but their own selection. Nightlife with Ghost of myself, and ...
by Eldritch
Fri 12 Jun 2015, 5:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Top 3 B Sides
Replies: 81
Views: 11796

Re: Top 3 B Sides

Do I Have To?
Shameless
The Resurrectionist
by Eldritch
Mon 08 Jun 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: One in a Million and Take That
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: One in a Million and Take That

*double post*
by Eldritch
Mon 08 Jun 2015, 8:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: One in a Million and Take That
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: One in a Million and Take That

I wish they hadn't included 1/1 000 000 on Very, since it's by far the weakest song on an otherwise almost perfect album. Generic and naff -- they should have put Shameless on the album instead.
by Eldritch
Fri 05 Jun 2015, 9:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album?
Replies: 137
Views: 22414

Re: New Album?

Stuart Price has also been busy producing the new Everything Everything album, which is out next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOUuWZ8-hBg

All in all, I find it very likely that we won't get a new album before 2016.
by Eldritch
Tue 02 Jun 2015, 4:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album?
Replies: 137
Views: 22414

Re: New Album?

That new Hurts single does sound terrible. Such a shame, I rather liked their first album but they seem to have lost their way ever since.... I preferred Exile, which had less of the boy band influences and was a much darker collection. But since that failed commercially, they've now clearly gone t...
by Eldritch
Mon 01 Jun 2015, 5:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album?
Replies: 137
Views: 22414

Re: New Album?

Tom Angel wrote:
MikeyC wrote:It seems that Stuart Price has been busy producing much of the new HURTS album...

This is news to me ..
No idea who has produced the new Hurts single, but it's absolutely horrendous. Let's hope it's not Price.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djEanDvYEhQ
by Eldritch
Fri 13 Mar 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The NEW album - views and expectations
Replies: 14
Views: 3706

Re: The NEW album - views and expectations

jasonjohn wrote:past ten years ... Fundamental, Yes, Elysium, Electric

Besides omitting a Mexican Mariachi band, they've been pretty diverse?
Plus Potemkin, the ballet and Man From The Future. Pretty diverse, I'd say.
by Eldritch
Tue 03 Mar 2015, 6:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW ALBUM THIS YEAR
Replies: 32
Views: 5998

Re: NEW ALBUM THIS YEAR

As soon as I saw this thread title written in CAPITALS I knew its source was doubtful. It took 5 months to record the bulk of Electric and they haven't even started recording yet. It may yet be a 2015 release but they'd need to start no later than March if they're aiming for a similar timeframe. My...