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by Docoboy
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: LONDON
Replies: 34
Views: 4167

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I've noticed there are some younger posters here lately and they might find it hard to believe that PSB actually had to "code" things then. It wasn't all right to be openly gay when PSB started, but they got it across in videos in ways that still surprise me by their subtlety. I'm not that young, b...
by Docoboy
Thu 05 Jun 2014, 2:09 pm
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: Australia
Replies: 55
Views: 25669

Re: Australia

Like I said in the other thread, today I was offered a press ticket, airfares and hotel room for the Saturday show. Would've been great cos it's my birthday on Friday but my partner has arranged for us to go away on the weekend and it wouldn't be right to do otherwise. Initially, I wasn't able to a...
by Docoboy
Tue 11 Jun 2013, 9:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I was at a wedding reception with Chris Lowe on Saturday
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: I was at a wedding reception with Chris Lowe on Saturday

My music teacher at school was Chris Lo (rather than Lowe). I remember playing him the single of Always On My Mind when it was released, and he had the school choir perform it at a concert. :)
by Docoboy
Mon 14 Jan 2013, 9:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB funny moments?
Replies: 19
Views: 3440

Re: PSB funny moments?

I love this clip of outtakes from a German TV show, where they are gossiping about other pop stars etc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfQcCjOrFHw
by Docoboy
Sun 23 Sep 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: In The Studio Footage
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

Re: In The Studio Footage

As I remember, there is audio of them working in the studio in the 1996 radio documentary "About Pet Shop Boys". The main thing I remember is Chris being anxious that they finish up at the studio in time for him to watch that evening's instalment of Coronation Street on TV.
by Docoboy
Sat 18 Aug 2012, 9:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: psb producers
Replies: 13
Views: 2329

Re: psb producers

just wondering if producers (ie Andrew dawson) gets a percentage of sales from the albums they work on? Interestingly, in the Sound On Sound magazine article about the recording of "It's a Sin", Julian Mendelsohn mentions that he and Stephen Hague "swapped percentages" when it came to the financial...
by Docoboy
Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Friends We've Met Along The Way...
Replies: 13
Views: 2177

Re: Friends We've Met Along The Way...

TallThinMan wrote:Peter Andreas
J.J. Belle
Chips Chipperfield
Dainton Connell
Don Cornelius
Derek Jarman
Ray Roberts
Dusty Springfield
Eric Watson
Perhaps add their makeup designer Lynne Easton.
by Docoboy
Thu 22 Mar 2012, 9:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: RIP Eric Watson
Replies: 46
Views: 7255

Re: RIP Eric Watson

Sad news.... was it Eric Watson who married Karissa - Neil's friend from Newcastle who inspired the song Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend ? I think their (Eric & Karissa's) baby was in the It's Alright video. That baby must be in his / her early 20s now.... I can't remember where I read this - can anyo...
by Docoboy
Mon 09 Jan 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: New Year's Eve party with PET SHOP BOYS !!
Replies: 20
Views: 6584

Re: New Year's Eve party with PET SHOP BOYS !!

Yes, I'm sorry you didn't make it, Racie.

Spooky - RBT is Random Breath Testing - that is, the roadside testing of the breath of drivers by police for alcohol content.
by Docoboy
Tue 03 Jan 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SYDNEY
Replies: 41
Views: 7151

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SIDNEY

Niall wrote:Anyone? It was obvious on TV. Could you hear it at the gig?
I certainly didn't notice it at the gig - I thought Neil's vocals were very good on the night, except (as someone else has pointed out) for a few difficulties during All Over The World.
by Docoboy
Sun 01 Jan 2012, 4:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SYDNEY
Replies: 41
Views: 7151

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SIDNEY

Glad you had a great time Docoboy. The people around me shouted stuff like "Just play West End Girls and get off". "For god's sake, play singles" - while Love etc was starting up. And when Neil paid tribute to Dusty "Who the hell is she? Never heard of her". Talking through songs too. Saying it was...
by Docoboy
Sat 31 Dec 2011, 11:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SYDNEY
Replies: 41
Views: 7151

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR, WATCHING PET SHOP BOYS FROM SIDNEY

It was like trying to party in a car park. While I agree with the "party in a car park" comment (I gather that ticket sales were just a fraction of what the promoters had hoped for), I have to say that I enjoyed the evening very much. It was great to finally experience the Pandemonium concert after...
by Docoboy
Wed 13 Apr 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Oh babe, why don't we do it now?
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Oh babe, why don't we do it now?

Yep, this is a thread about one part of A Man Could Get Arrested. I just find this part of the song so euphoric. I love the chord change and melody of G Bflat F G - GG Domino dancing Eb. The Aflat7 and B flat then Gm works so nice. It's just one of those moments that make PSB great. IMO I agree, it...
by Docoboy
Fri 18 Mar 2011, 12:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 'The Most incredible thing' different CD editions?
Replies: 30
Views: 4626

Re: 'The Most incredible thing' different CD editions?

Is anyone else having trouble taking CD Two in and out of the book? It seems to be a bit of a tight squeeze. I bought it from a shop that keeps the CDs behind the counter. As the shop lady started started trying to fit CD2 into the booklet sleeve, she said to me "I won't put this in here because yo...
by Docoboy
Wed 16 Mar 2011, 6:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Most Incredible Thing CD release: out on 7/03/2011
Replies: 262
Views: 28845

Re: The Most Incredible Thing CD release: out on 7/03/2011

Can anyone answer the question for me - are Neil & Chris (and orchestra) going to be performing the music live at each ballet performance or will the dance company just put on the CD ?