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by Mr Madness
Tue 13 Feb 2024, 10:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: At home with the Pet Shop Boys
Replies: 37
Views: 5395

Re: At home with the Pet Shop Boys

I seem to remember Neil once saying in an interview that he wasn’t happy with how Steve Wright first introduced them on Top of the Pops (for West End Girls). I think it was a comment along the lines of “An unusual song from an unusual band”.
by Mr Madness
Fri 24 Feb 2023, 7:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New PSB TV programme
Replies: 68
Views: 12411

New PSB TV programme

Spotted this from the BBC Press Office today… “Also coming up in 2023, BBC Two continues its Reel Stories series with Reel Stories: Pet Shop Boys. BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary invites Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe to join him in a London cinema and relive some of the pivotal moments from their career ...
by Mr Madness
Wed 01 Jun 2022, 7:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld: Spoilers
Replies: 423
Views: 67360

Re: Dreamworld: Spoilers

The atmosphere at last night’s Hull gig was incredible. Having seen the boys in Manchester and London a couple of weeks ago, it was great to see them in my home city. The Hull crowd didn’t disappoint and certainly gave the audiences at the bigger gigs a run for their money! You could tell Neil and C...
by Mr Madness
Tue 10 May 2022, 10:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamworld: Spoilers
Replies: 423
Views: 67360

Re: Dreamworld: Spoilers

Deleted due to inaccuracies! My apologies
by Mr Madness
Tue 04 Jan 2022, 11:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?
Replies: 41
Views: 12127

Re: Do you think PSB took their aesthetic from The Sparks?

Not sure if this has been mentioned already, so apologies if it has, but there’s an interesting comment from Neil RE: Sparks in The Word’s ‘Word in your Ear’ podcast, episode 170, from 2011. Long story short, Sparks had given an interview in Q Magazine where they’d basically said “There are actually...
by Mr Madness
Mon 17 May 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1911
Views: 704788

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

Not YouTube, but a Twitter video... PSB songs ringing out across Hull from the bells of the city’s Minster.

https://twitter.com/timnuttall/status/ ... 54177?s=21

The bells are being triggered wirelessly from a MIDI Keyboard.
by Mr Madness
Mon 20 Jan 2020, 9:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 107744

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Sorry, forgot to mention you can listen to it online! You’ve got to download and register for the free app though to hear the full interview. They’re on the Steve Power show, approx 24:30 in.
by Mr Madness
Mon 20 Jan 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 107744

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Neil and Chris were interviewed on http://www.wave105.com/ this afternoon - promoting the Bournemouth date of the tour as well as the new album. While chatting about the tour, Neil revealed that New York City Boy will not be in the set list and that it’s likely that You only tell me you love me when...
by Mr Madness
Sun 15 Sep 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys - Hyde Park Sep 15th 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 70869

Re: Pet Shop Boys - Hyde Park Sep 15th 2019

Running order at the event..
by Mr Madness
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *Post ROH Spoilers Here ONLY..*
Replies: 146
Views: 44784

Re: *Post ROH Spoilers Here ONLY..*

What did Neil do to Love comes quickly? :-D He came too quickly...! 😁 He forgot to play the keyboard intro and started singing instead. He realised the mistake when the music cut to the drum breakdown before the verse should have started. He covered it well though with a comment about it being a “s...
by Mr Madness
Thu 02 Feb 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The first song
Replies: 17
Views: 6211

Re: The first song

The first four chords (A minor , F Major, G Major and E7), when repeated in that order, are the same chord progression as the verses of Rent. The E7 is fairly unique in this case because following that standard progression you would normally expect the E chord to be an E minor. The last chord on the...
by Mr Madness
Mon 16 May 2016, 7:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1911
Views: 704788

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

That's me in the video! :D Thank you for sharing it.

Here's me playing a bit of Go West on the same bells -
Drem wrote:Majestic rendition of "It's a sin"/"Suburbia" on church bells:
by Mr Madness
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Super Store
Replies: 178
Views: 38633

Re: The Super Store

Well the lucky person at the front of today's queue got the very last signed item (vinyl). The staff in the shop were really apologetic and said demand yesterday had far exceeded expectations.
by Mr Madness
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Super Store
Replies: 178
Views: 38633

Re: The Super Store

Stood waiting outside the shop now. There's around 20 people in the queue, so not quite as busy as yesterday - as to be expected! After reading the messages on here I've resigned myself to the fact there's no signed stuff left, so I'm just here for the experience now...! Travelled down from Hull thi...
by Mr Madness
Fri 01 Apr 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Super Store
Replies: 178
Views: 38633

Re: The Super Store

I've got visions of Neil and Chris being held captive in a store room at the back of the shop and being forced to sign new items to keep up with demand. A modern day sweatshop.. Cue appalling pun about them becoming the Sweat Shop Boys...