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by Greendrake
Fri 13 Mar 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Why is Neil fascinated by Tony Blair?
Replies: 19
Views: 4210

Re: Why is Neil fascinated by Tony Blair?

[deleted]Isn't Legacy about him as well?[/deleted]
by Greendrake
Wed 11 Mar 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 7050

Re: Tom Watkins dead

I hope they acted like grownups and went to the funeral (if invited). Today we sent flowers to his funeral with the message: “Thanks for five Massive years”. I think people don't get advised in advance about funerals like this (so that they can send flowers in time) unless they are invited. So, the...
by Greendrake
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Boy demo tape - Pet Text
Replies: 26
Views: 6935

Re: New Boy demo tape - Pet Text

Yeah, exciting stuff!
More previously unheard song titles there!
by Greendrake
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Spotify
Replies: 20
Views: 6480

Re: Spotify

glennjridge wrote:
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 8:29 am
I want to own the music. not visit it like a divorced father visiting his kids.
Juno and Qobuz will (hopefully) not stop selling downloads. Apple can suck if it wants to (it has not been selling lossless anyway, so I care even less).
by Greendrake
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB should postpone the DREAMWORLD tour because of covid-19?
Replies: 274
Views: 37927

Re: Do you think PSB should postpone the DREAMWORLD tour because of covid-19?

Isnt it just another Flu? That kills thousands every year. Its never in the news. For regular flu scientists find vaccine reasonably easily which can tackle massive spread. Now they struggle to find one for this bugger. The tour kicks off in 7 weeks from now. The situation may rapidly develop in di...
by Greendrake
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 2:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 32090

Re: New single - I don't wanna

onzio wrote:
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 2:13 pm
It's really divisive being a PSB fan isn't it?
Yeah that amazes me too. Is there any other band whose die-hard fans are so divided over tastes and opinions about the band's music?
The music (not lyrics) of I don't wanna just doesn't go out of my head these days!
by Greendrake
Thu 05 Mar 2020, 2:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 53824

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

So, was this filmed at all? Would be such a pity if not.
by Greendrake
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 11:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Spotify
Replies: 20
Views: 6480

Re: Spotify

Totally agree with Retro on this. Relying on streaming services for repetitive listening of what you like is such a scatterbrained approach that I don't feel sorry for anyone who gets eventually let down by it. If I like a piece of music I will always own a, if possible, lossless copy and won't depe...
by Greendrake
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

Re: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco

https://thequietus.com/articles/01408-pet-shop-boys-to-work-with-brian-eno Oh, that doesn't mention an "aborted" recording session though. They had a day with him in the studio, and that seemingly went well. It just wasn't followed up. When you said "aborted" I imagined Brian doing something outrag...
by Greendrake
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

Re: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco

Dog wrote:
Tue 03 Mar 2020, 7:19 am
They had an aborted recording session with him around the time of Nightlife.
Really? In the Nightlife reissue booklet they talk about why collaboration with Brian Eno never happened despite that everyone wanted it, but I can't recall any mention of an aborted recording session.
by Greendrake
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 4th single off Hotspot - I Don't Wanna
Replies: 197
Views: 32453

Re: 4th single off Hotspot - I Don't Wanna

BoyStrange wrote:
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 6:40 pm
Musically it's a monotonous disaster.
I recommend to listen to the instrumental, 2nd verse (between 1:22 and 1:59). That's where it shines!
by Greendrake
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to you?
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: What does it mean to you?

So what does it mean to you? What resonates? A lot resonates. Many die-hard fans find PSB music to be the soundtrack to their lives. There is a song in PSB catalogue to fit virtually any mood or situation that fans are in. I am no exception. However, in my case, the resonation has nothing to do wit...
by Greendrake
Mon 02 Mar 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 32090

Re: New single - I don't wanna

Absolutely happy with this choice as it is my favourite track on the album. I think it is in the same niche as Thursday and Undertow , all being my most loved tracks on their respective albums, and all being their last singles (I guess there won't be a 5th for Hotspot ). But yeah, a different mix wo...
by Greendrake
Sun 01 Mar 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Past competiton winners?
Replies: 22
Views: 5565

Re: Past competiton winners?

The guy who won Chris' Can You Forgive Her? costume with pointy hat, 2 gloves and parlophone letter from 1993 on Radio 1's Very competition sold it on eBay in 2006. I bought it (it's now in storage I'll never sell it). Wow! Good to know that one survived. Does that include the white "glasses"? I th...
by Greendrake
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: Fundamental instrumentals
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: Fundamental instrumentals

It won't be real, not even worth discussing. Incorrect. They were apparently remastered for the Further Listening release, and then not used. Well, I hope you're right. The Reissues remastering would indeed involve instrumentals of all the tracks existing at some point, at least in the form of proj...