Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

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Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?

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Re: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

#46 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2:51 pm

Vocal is a Top five all time PSB Classic. The fact that (at the time) a band going for 28 years could release this absolute banger is incredible. The fact that outside the fanbase it’s completely unknown is even better. It makes it feel like that rare white label from 1991 that you only heard at the rave club. The demo, which sounds like a Don Juan Demo version, compared to the final mix, just shows exactly what Stuart Price brings to the table. I believe, without Price, vocal, in its final incarnation, would never have happened.
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Re: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

#47 Post by jules » Tue 31 Dec 2019, 4:31 pm

tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2:51 pm
Vocal is a Top five all time PSB Classic. The fact that (at the time) a band going for 28 years could release this absolute banger is incredible. The fact that outside the fanbase it’s completely unknown is even better. It makes it feel like that rare white label from 1991 that you only heard at the rave club. The demo, which sounds like a Don Juan Demo version, compared to the final mix, just shows exactly what Stuart Price brings to the table. I believe, without Price, vocal, in its final incarnation, would never have happened.
The demo is a totally different track. Price transformed a big commercial techno stomper into an underground ravey track.

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#48 Post by E-Mail Vampire » Wed 01 Jan 2020, 5:25 am

jules wrote:
Tue 31 Dec 2019, 4:31 pm
tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Tue 31 Dec 2019, 2:51 pm
Vocal is a Top five all time PSB Classic. The fact that (at the time) a band going for 28 years could release this absolute banger is incredible. The fact that outside the fanbase it’s completely unknown is even better. It makes it feel like that rare white label from 1991 that you only heard at the rave club. The demo, which sounds like a Don Juan Demo version, compared to the final mix, just shows exactly what Stuart Price brings to the table. I believe, without Price, vocal, in its final incarnation, would never have happened.
The demo is a totally different track. Price transformed a big commercial techno stomper into an underground ravey track.

Am I the only one who hears the theme tune to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire when the Vocal Demo version plays?

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Re: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

#49 Post by the8thark » Thu 02 Jan 2020, 11:49 am

As individual tracks, Axis and Love is a bourgeois construct are amazing, well loved and some of the best work the PSB have ever done.
However as albums the answer is no.

I don't think there is a single PSB album that universally has every noe of it's tracks loved by everyone. Every album has some trqacks that at least some people find garbage. Some albums just have more garbage than others.

Electric's issue is Axis and Love is a bourgeois construct are so much better than the rest of the album, they put all the other tracks to shame. It almost makes Love is a bourgeois construct too good for Electric. One amaxing track does not make an album.

Super's issue is it's the slow start of the PSB becoming overly politically correct and agenda filled with their music. The PSB have a history of social and political commentary with their songs but in the past it was just that, commentary. Now the PSB are inserting their political and social opinions into their songs. It's there a little in Super, it's all over Agenda and from what we've heard of Hotspot it's all over that too.

The point is all of this opinion and agenda have become the main focus and the quality of the music and lyrics are suffering as a result. As a result Super does not have any standout tracks. That however does not explain why Pazzo! exists. That's just bad form from the PSB. I do like Burn, but that's still not a standout. Love is a bourgeois construct is really the PSB's last standout track.
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