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by grantwww
Fri 08 Aug 2014, 12:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys - Reflective
Replies: 31
Views: 4307

Re: Pet Shop Boys - Reflective

"Being Boring" did much better in the charts and sales-wise than "Thursday" which was meant to save the world as I recall. But honestly, some people do put too much stock in chart positions and when it's PSB, it's always the ancient UK chart positions. As some have pointed out, c...
by grantwww
Fri 11 Jul 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: ***The Four Songs in A Minor are…***
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: ***The Four Songs in A Minor are…***

Thanks.

Hmmm, 73 minutes - just enough for a CD.
by grantwww
Sun 15 Jun 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: Do you think the crowd is enthusiastic with no hits?
Replies: 33
Views: 12996

Re: Do you think the crowd is enthusiastic with no hits?

I was surprised in Sydney that many of the non-hits were getting a great reaction. Naturally West End girls got the most reaction but it was still nice to see the crowd reacting to the other songs. Absolutely Fabulous was played at the end of the last Sydney show (but not performed) and that got a g...
by grantwww
Fri 13 Jun 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Australian News Roundup
Replies: 729
Views: 98248

Re: Australian News Roundup

Wikipedia says they did Canberra and Newcastle which seemed strange to me. I then checked the official site and no, they didn't go there.

http://www.petshopboys.co.uk/tour/199411
by grantwww
Mon 09 Jun 2014, 1:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07/14
Replies: 391
Views: 60744

Re: Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07

Both great choices and the news has made me really look forward to this. Chrissie has a fantastic voice. Her new album "Stockholm" is great and I'm sure she will do justice to the songs. There will be four, I think, of Neil and Chris' most personal songs. I'm guessing "Being Boring&qu...
by grantwww
Fri 06 Jun 2014, 1:02 am
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 28362

Re: Australia

I got an email from Ticketmaster and the timings have changed again for the shows. The Boys are back to starting at 9pm. Jot this down! This concert is General Admission – standing. Running Times: DOORS: 7:00pm PRESETS DJ: 7:30pm PET SHOP BOYS: 9.00pm Finish: 11:00pm Do keep in mind that these times...
by grantwww
Fri 06 Jun 2014, 12:45 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Australian News Roundup
Replies: 729
Views: 98248

Re: Australian News Roundup

Love the cup.

Off to see them tonight (the Boys, not the cup). :-)
by grantwww
Fri 06 Jun 2014, 12:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Closer to Heaven - London Today
Replies: 25
Views: 3606

Re: Closer to Heaven - London Today

I loved the show and cast recording but I can see how it's not to everybody's taste.

I would love to have heard Vampires by Neil and Chris with the Frances Barber spoken bit.

Oh, Friendly Fire is a great song.
by grantwww
Mon 19 May 2014, 8:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Australian News Roundup
Replies: 729
Views: 98248

Re: Australian News Roundup

I got the email too. I'm not too happy that it is now starting half an hour later but what can you do? I must be getting old. This is what the email said: We’re excited to tell you that The Presets (DJ Set) will now be supporting Pet Shop Boys at Carriageworks. The Presets (DJ Set) will start at 8pm...
by grantwww
Tue 01 Apr 2014, 8:52 am
Forum: Geowayne Polls
Topic: Poll ends soon on whether PSB has become "too gay" of late
Replies: 23
Views: 2125

Re: Poll ends soon on whether PSB has become "too gay" of la

Here is the original version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ybSQkqV4s I remember getting this single when it first came out in the 80s. A typical high energy song of the time which was fun to dance to. I like the PSB version too but I'm happy with it being a one-off at a concert. As Wayne said, ...
by grantwww
Fri 14 Mar 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 28362

Re: Australia

I didn't realise there was a separate forum for tours until I saw a reference in the main forum. I had been wondering why there hadn't been much discussion of the Sydney shows. Thankfully I found this and thanks for some clarifications. Like others, I was confused about the seating/standing arrangem...
by grantwww
Thu 06 Feb 2014, 7:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That was then... this is now
Replies: 7
Views: 1727

Re: That was then... this is now

Thanks for sharing. Great doco.
by grantwww
Sat 28 Sep 2013, 1:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Very - 20 Today
Replies: 23
Views: 3916

Re: Very - 20 Today

Interesting look back at the album.

http://www.idolator.com/7486227/pet-sho ... cktracking
by grantwww
Tue 17 Sep 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Gay culture
Replies: 79
Views: 16118

Re: Gay culture

However, I feel that if N&C had been heterosexual, their acclaim would have been far greater. Possibly but then again, had they been heterosexual, their music could have turned out very differently. If nothing else, I'm sure the lyrics would be different since their experiences and influences w...