At Rock Bottom (snippet)

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#61 Post by jules »

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#62 Post by ZiggyPSB »

Not as great as An open mind or Decide but its still OK. Definitely a B-side and wouldn't fit on Hotspot.
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#63 Post by Native »

I wonder if ‘At rock bottom’ is about George Michael?

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So 'At Rock Bottom' is indeed produced by Stuart Price. Sounds very sparse compared to the rest of the tracks from this era, if a bit underwhelming - but it's hard to follow the high standard of 'Decide' and 'An Open Mind'.
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#65 Post by Future Lover »

Is it, really? The discogs info doesn't mention him?
https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-M ... e/14757901

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Future Lover wrote:
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:17 am
Is it, really? The discogs info doesn't mention him?
https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-M ... e/14757901
Yes it is. The official PSB site mentions it!
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Synthrobot wrote:
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 10:15 am
Those little synth organ stabs remind me of Let Me Love You For Tonight by Kariya.
Good song.
With a Break 4 Love beat. Quite like it on my first listen.

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#68 Post by leesmapman »

Just bought the cd single. Stuart Price is credited as producer, song is not recorded at Hansa, but at PSB studio and in LA

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leesmapman wrote:Just bought the cd single. Stuart Price is credited as producer, song is not recorded at Hansa, but at PSB studio and in LA

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Sounds like possibly one they’ve worked on remotely together since the Hotspot sessions. I wonder if New Boy is the same.
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NikacP0kac wrote:
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 10:29 am
So 'At Rock Bottom' is indeed produced by Stuart Price. Sounds very sparse compared to the rest of the tracks from this era, if a bit underwhelming - but it's hard to follow the high standard of 'Decide' and 'An Open Mind'.
Decide and Open Mind are rightfully b-sides.
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Dang! This is another fine track

We’ve had a bunch of really good bonus tracks as part of the Hotspot era.
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It’s growing on me. It reminded me of something else on first play. The music at the beginning is like a slow version of parts of U2 Even Better Than The Real Thing Perfecto Mix
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#73 Post by Spittingcat »

Did nothing to me on first listen… already growing on me as well, third time in.

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#74 Post by billjermaine »

They kinda phoned it in with this one.

Although I do like the little background vocals that come into that half-chorus towards the end.

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#75 Post by glennjridge »

One issue I have with this really nice track is,like so many PSB songs that has a really catchy chorus, they always end it too soon. rather I wish they would keep it going alot longer and build it up more.

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