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by Drico One
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 12:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

5. Jealousy The fruit of their earliest successful collaboration, Jealousy is Behaviour's grand, sweeping closing gesture - and one of their superior 1990s singles. Even at their most subtle, they cannot resist going over the top, but the swelling crescendo here mirrors the psychological state of o...
by Drico One
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

6. DJ Culture A striking intro, a glorious middle section, and a Tennant monologue for the ages - but what the hell was he on about? Talk about oblique. This is the exact point where they lost their Midas touch, their deep understanding of what disposable pop music was all about, and yet they manag...
by Drico One
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

7. Only the wind No song on Behaviour distills the sound of the album quite so purely as this elemental vignette, a tempestuous tale the lends itself to multiple interpretations. The protagonist's state of mind is reflected in the elements, and one wonders what he's really covering up and whether t...
by Drico One
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Re: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

10. Miserablism A manifesto for the disaffected, I lapped this up as a teenager. Behaviour was a survival guide, and here Neil presented us with "a new approach found to the meaning of life." This song is petulant in the manner of a teenage strop, but underneath the surface it can be construed as a...
by Drico One
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 341
Views: 35739

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

I have to say (well, maybe I don't really) that I don't really get the fuss over this. I haven't ordered a copy, and I'm trying to work out why I haven't. First of all, I don't really like the idea of Neil taking the plaudits when, to me, Chris is very much an equal songwriting partner. Sure, we've ...
by Drico One
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Drico, I would happily read an entire book of your musings on PSB. They are so insightful and thought provoking. Far better than any passing critic. If we're never going to get a Neil Tennant autobiography then a volume of Drico's musings on PSB would be a good alternative. All the more reason for ...
by Drico One
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

Always great to see Deschanel make one of his dramatic entrances when the phase of the moon allows. Good to see you very much alive and well, old pal. One of the originals. To think of the squabbles and fun we had over the years. We've been around forever...

Drico.
by Drico One
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 10:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 1291

Dricography: Ranking Behaviour

Behaviour is probably the most intense record I’ve ever immersed myself in, a beautiful, poignant and sophisticated recollection of adolescence, growing up, and moving on in life. As a teenager, you undoubtedly perceive things more intensely – especially if you feel that the author of a work such as...
by Drico One
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Searching for the sounds of ‘88
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Searching for the sounds of ‘88

All that's missing is a hamster.

Drico.
by Drico One
Sat 03 Nov 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife
Replies: 28
Views: 3318

Re: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife

3. For all of us One of the few really worthwhile songs from the musical, this reflective, bleak soliloquy is eerie and full of despair. The best songs from the musical were oblique enough to apply outside the confines of the stage, and this one shows up most of the others written at the time for w...
by Drico One
Sun 28 Oct 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife
Replies: 28
Views: 3318

Re: Dricography: Ranking Nightlife

6. Radiophonic There's an explosive energy here, an excitement that surges periodically at fleeting moments of dance floor eye contact and profound self-realisation. The demo is a revelation, and I've always loved the alliteration of "dud sub-sonic beat box booming bass under the bed". Intoxicating...
by Drico One
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 9:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

3. I'm not scared The very definition of epic, I'm not scared is arguably the greatest track never released as a Pet Shop Boys single. That they gave it to Eighth Wonder instead of releasing it themselves shows just how imperious they were in 1988. The original has one of their most magnificent int...
by Drico One
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: Pet Shop Boys Performance Tour

Nothing could ever top Performance. I saw the very last show, in Dublin, one day after turning 19. Blown away. All of their tours have been hugely enjoyable, but Performance was the apotheosis of everything they ever set out to do. The giant clock, the dystopian dorm, the blow up doll, the bondage, ...
by Drico One
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Quotes covered in quotation marks!
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Quotes covered in quotation marks!

Just change your Board Preferences in your User Control Panel. Quotes appear normally once you do not have Subsilver selected.

Drico.
by Drico One
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dricography: Ranking Introspective
Replies: 46
Views: 5583

Re: Dricography: Ranking Introspective

4. Your Funny Uncle This is a very beautiful song, lovingly reflecting the wry incongruousness of very different people gathered together in shared grief. Funerals are always fascinating social events for those who like to observe, bringing together, as they do, people who may not have seen each ot...