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New Boy demo tape - Pet Text

#1 Post by Gabby » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 1:38 pm

I love this stuff that Neil texts about. It's a neat inisght.

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#2 Post by Greendrake » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 1:46 pm

Yeah, exciting stuff!
More previously unheard song titles there!

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#3 Post by leesmapman » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 1:52 pm

Could one of those intstrumentals be the instrumental track for West End girls?

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#4 Post by PETHEAD72 » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 2:57 pm

Exciting!
You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone?

Oi!...got far to go have you?!... :lol:

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#5 Post by PETHEAD72 » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 2:58 pm

Exciting!
You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone?

Oi!...got far to go have you?!... :lol:

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#6 Post by Sage » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:11 pm

Looking forward to hearing the 2018 finished version.

The tape is a real curiousity.
Take a look.
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Notice it's Chris' handwriting, the same as his signature.
4 instrumental versions of 'stick it on'.
Songs 'looking for love' and 'don't ask me'.
Who knows if they were working titles for songs we're already familiar with.
I'm not clamouring for them, but interesting to know these other songs exist.

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#7 Post by ype » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:20 pm

I'm looking forward to the 2018 version, but hearing the original demo would be even more exciting. I wish they would just release all this stuff, preferably in one big set. Nothing beats the underground years of the PSB.

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#8 Post by psbfannyc » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:37 pm

And interesting about the multiple "Rent" versions...if I recall correctly...in the "Pop Art Interview CD" I think, Chris talks about how "Rent" was originally a HINRG stomper but PSB had too many "up" songs already produced for "Actually", so a solution, Andy Richards slowed "Rent" down by half and was able to help bring about a masterpiece. I would love to hear the HINRG version of "Rent".

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#9 Post by Xakrij » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:56 pm

There were sets of 80s pop stickers.
Maybe 'Stick it on' is 4 versions of a radio advert.
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#10 Post by agent doris » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:06 pm

Xakrij wrote:
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:56 pm
There were sets of 80s pop stickers.
Maybe 'Stick it on' is 4 versions of a radio advert.Smash Hits.jpg
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#11 Post by TallThinMan » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 4:23 pm

psbfannyc wrote:
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:37 pm
And interesting about the multiple "Rent" versions...if I recall correctly...in the "Pop Art Interview CD" I think, Chris talks about how "Rent" was originally a HINRG stomper but PSB had too many "up" songs already produced for "Actually", so a solution, Andy Richards slowed "Rent" down by half and was able to help bring about a masterpiece. I would love to hear the HINRG version of "Rent".
It’s on YouTube.

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#12 Post by One of the crowd » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 5:04 pm

Sage wrote:
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 3:11 pm
Looking forward to hearing the 2018 finished version.

The tape is a real curiousity.
Take a look.
Image

Notice it's Chris' handwriting, the same as his signature.
4 instrumental versions of 'stick it on'.
Songs 'looking for love' and 'don't ask me'.
Who knows if they were working titles for songs we're already familiar with.
I'm not clamouring for them, but interesting to know these other songs exist.
Looking For Love could have turned into To Speak Is A Sin
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#13 Post by leesmapman » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 5:25 pm

Another instrumental could have turned into One hit wonder? I recall that was an unused old track too

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#14 Post by TallThinMan » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 6:05 pm

It’s the secret dream of every Pet Shop Boys’ fan that on these cassettes lurks an unrecorded monster song, another “West End Girls” or “It’s a Sin”. It’s just that, a dream; the archive has been plundered long ago.

I’m curious how they know what the music was when they occasionally revisit these old songs to record them properly. Are there 38 year old notebooks with the music noted down?

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#15 Post by telys » Mon 09 Mar 2020, 8:29 pm

TallThinMan wrote:
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 6:05 pm
It’s the secret dream of every Pet Shop Boys’ fan that on these cassettes lurks an unrecorded monster song, another “West End Girls” or “It’s a Sin”. It’s just that, a dream; the archive has been plundered long ago.

I’m curious how they know what the music was when they occasionally revisit these old songs to record them properly. Are there 38 year old notebooks with the music noted down?
No, that's not the dream. The dream is to hear the original versions. A lot of it isn't just basement tapes, it's proper recordings from a 4-year period (1981-1985). There are probably at least three albums there: A Camden album, a Bobby O-album (if not two) and an 1985 pre-Please-album.
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