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by Shopper
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 10:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil and Chris and their big secret we speculate about, from time to time
Replies: 54
Views: 3641

Re: Neil and Chris and their big secret we speculate about, from time to time

it's funny...but i never had a even a remote fascination for their romantic lives, they always came across as slightly fuddy-duddy/maybe even asexual to me :lol: In the scheme of things, it would have been nice if they had a steady partner like most of their peers, but no biggie
by Shopper
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Happy new year

Happy new year to all the petheads :)

Get well soon planet earth!
by Shopper
Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"
Replies: 53
Views: 8144

Re: News: "Chris and Neil have been at their homes, writing new songs and working on music for a new theatre production"

Said it before, but Hotpot is the ultimate PSB “curse”. I really wonder if they’d be cautious and postpone a real tour until way later, and maybe dispatch new material before hand. https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55536355 This is an interesting article about the deadline looking to have...
by Shopper
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas
Replies: 45
Views: 5407

Re: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas

true...but it was not beyond them to release more commercial/uptempo stuff out of insecurity....eg. Where streets have no name, Very album (post Behaviour) etc...

in 1997 Spicemania was at its peak, but it would have made a Top 10 in the charts for sure
by Shopper
Thu 17 Dec 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas
Replies: 45
Views: 5407

Re: It Doesn't Often Appear At Christmas

It's so annoying when mariah, pogues, GM all bound up the charts during Dec, but PSB's It Doesn't often.. is no where. Do you think if they had released the song in 1997, when they were still commercial and impacting the single charts (atleast still getting into top 20), this could have gotten into ...
by Shopper
Wed 18 Nov 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?
Replies: 102
Views: 7493

Re: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?

PSB
Kylie
St Etienne
Goldfrapp
Chemical Brothers
by Shopper
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 50
Views: 8080

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

Although to me it doesn't feel as long as it obviously has been, I've clearly been on the rollercoaster a long, long time. I don't think PSB really put a foot wrong prior to and including 'Behaviour'. 'Behaviour' marked the peak for me. It was grown up electronic music and as I have said before, it...
by Shopper
Mon 12 Oct 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 50
Views: 8080

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

I always remember this NME review of Nightlife, which makes the valid point that everyone who's great goes crap in the end: https://www.nme.com/reviews/reviews-nme-1453-337858 Ouch..that was a bitchy review :o but isn't this a syndrome that almost every band/solo act has faced, esp for a career spa...
by Shopper
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?
Replies: 95
Views: 14061

Re: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?

I think Electric was a great album and reinvention and rest of trilogy ended up having diminishing returns, though there was a lot of variety and some sounds they never attempted before, but is there ever escaping the PSB template sound, no matter the producer?! I think one of the most exciting pop ...
by Shopper
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So Hard 15 years today! (20) (25) (30)
Replies: 70
Views: 9749

Re: So Hard 15 years today! (20) (25) (30)

I was so upset this stalled at #4, I think it was deserving of #1 1 SHOW ME HEAVEN MARIA MCKEE 2 I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU LONDONBEAT 3 BLUE VELVET BOBBY VINTON look at all these dire one hit wonders which C**k Blocked our beloved PSB :grumble: (Londonbeat was not bad..though) https://www.officia...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Three track recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 3424

Re: Three track recommendations

Hi all A few friends and I have a little song swap thing going on where we listen to the recommended songs and discuss after. I need to recommend 3 PSB songs that fit the following categories: 1. The deep cut - recommend a track that is very much a fan base special that is absolutely top draw - be ...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 38
Views: 5339

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

if the Disco Version of Heart was part of Actually, it would have been near perfection and a close call..but Introspective it is for me! It's an album I learnt to love, Left to my own devices, I'm not Scared, Domino were immediate and I was seriously scratching my head on I want a Dog at first and I...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 2502

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Sorry but why pit any track against the almighty Left to my own devices! It is the essence of Pet Shop Boys in one song
by Shopper
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 3045

Re: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?

i wouldn't normally do this kind of thing