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by Gabby
Sun 28 Feb 2021, 12:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys, Lately: Your Top 20 of the Last 10 Years
Replies: 40
Views: 2700

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

I heard Together for the first time in ages the other day and had forgotten what a great song it is. Really too bad it's a "bonus" track on a completely redundant "Best of PSB" album. It could have been so much more. Mind you, haven't the Boys done well with "bonus tracks&qu...
by Gabby
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 11:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

I don't want to slide too much off topic, but yes, I've always felt Introspective was rushed out far too soon after the Actually period. It was probably to capitalise on the Brits Best Band award, but it only seemed like 5 minutes after Heart had been number 1. Again with hindsight, I would have st...
by Gabby
Sat 27 Feb 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

y3potential wrote: Sat 27 Feb 2021, 3:25 pm I've always been disappointed they removed the "wondering who's you're friend" line from the 12"
I'd forgotten about that and agree. A great line in the song completely removed from the otherwise fabulous 12" mix.
by Gabby
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 6:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...
Replies: 114
Views: 13277

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

Granted it's not going to be about cricket per se, but I wonder how many cricketing metaphores Neil could crowbar into his poetic lyrics ? I'm stumped :lol: Here's a few possibles: Bowl me over Sticky wicket Broken his duck Fielding It's just not cricket Caught out Keeping his end up Batting for th...
by Gabby
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 5:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys remix Paul Weller
Replies: 43
Views: 2428

Re: Pet Shop Boys remix Paul Weller

I knew who Paul Weller was, but I always forget he was both The Jam AND Style Council. He's had a long and successful career but I think he falls into that same category as the Boys do in NA - most people sorta know the song because it's played on old 80's stations, but don't really realise he's sti...
by Gabby
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

oakey wrote: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 5:35 pm
leesmapman wrote: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 6:51 pm Personally, I think DJ Culture is one of their weakest singles, but I'm odd like that.
No you're not. Did not like the song, and hated the video. Still do.
OK, so the video IS an odd duck but respectfully disagree on the song. I have always really liked it.
by Gabby
Fri 26 Feb 2021, 3:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...
Replies: 114
Views: 13277

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

telys wrote: Fri 26 Feb 2021, 9:11 am It could be about the insect, you know.
Ah, like the song about the mouse living in a windmill in Old Amsterdam?! Yeah, I can imagine the lyric now about a poor female cricket whose husband has disappeared, probably eaten by a bird or something. Cool, cool! :lol:
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

When i heard Was it worth it for the first time, I laughed out loud. It sounded like a Stock Aitken Waterman parody to me. They they were in full SAW-Mode. Yes, I think my initial reaction to it was similar. I felt they could do better than emulate SAW. And yes, the bridge in DJ Culture is top notch.
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?
Replies: 51
Views: 2022

Re: Recording of DJ Culture and Was It Worth It?

I'm actually a big fan of "DJ Culture" - I know what you mean about it being rather pretentious, but the music is what carries it for me for the most part. "Was It Worth It?" was not an instant hit for me - it's grown on me over time, but always seemed like a pretty straightforwa...
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 16592

Re: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022

Yup but the Leeds and Reading festivals are outdoor events. Definitely the right thing for the Dreamworld tour to be pushed back a year. I wonder what will happen on the Unity Tour. I saw that they allowed limited fans to attend a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens this week .... As much as ...
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys remix Paul Weller
Replies: 43
Views: 2428

Re: Pet Shop Boys remix Paul Weller

Wow, interesting collaboration. The song's not bad, albeit perhaps nothing special, but his voice is, like Neil's, pretty easy to distinguish. Feels weird hearing him singing to something this poppy.
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 16592

Re: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022

I hear ya Gabby ... I was 50 for when this was originally planned and I’m getting older by the second! Happy if it pushes back to 2022 also ... just don’t want it cancelled [emoji1431] Also if postponed ... hopeful the NYC gig changes back to a Saturday date! Yeah, I was glad the Toronto date remai...
by Gabby
Thu 25 Feb 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022
Replies: 134
Views: 16592

Re: DREAMWORLD Greatest Hits Tour RESCHEDULED until 2022

Yup but the Leeds and Reading festivals are outdoor events. Definitely the right thing for the Dreamworld tour to be pushed back a year. I wonder what will happen on the Unity Tour. I saw that they allowed limited fans to attend a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens this week .... As much as ...
by Gabby
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical
Replies: 53
Views: 6325

Re: #PSBWatch Opportunities in US TV commerical

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Could they not have found a less shitty looking roughed up sleeve? Was probably all they could find in the dumpster of 80's records round the back of the building! :lol: I could have sent them a decent snapshot of one of my copies, although to be fai...
by Gabby
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...
Replies: 114
Views: 13277

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

rashomon wrote: Wed 24 Feb 2021, 6:32 pm Just hoping for Chris to chant a-la-Paninaro style: Googly ... Doosra .. Off-Break
:lol: :lol: :lol:

"Googly" should be the "Armani" of the track...

"Googly, Googly, g...g...g...Googly"

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"