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by TallThinMan
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB Christmas Card 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1704

Re: PSB Christmas Card 2019

wieske wrote:
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 3:22 pm
I noticed the card was sent by Parlophone... Strange they still send out cards, despite the fact that PSB are signed with Kobalt.
Mine came from Warner Music Group. Kobalt are a distributor, not a record company as such.
by TallThinMan
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 433
Views: 30198

Re: Burning the heather

Decide is the first song in this era that really excites me. I love how it starts dark techno but then ends in euphoria. It's never too late! I think it could have worked as the last song in the album (and to close the trilogy). I might replace WIB with this if the initial reviews about that song a...
by TallThinMan
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 82
Views: 4001

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

I’m a bit irked that they made the regular album available for pre-order and then a few weeks later make the deluxe album available for pre-order. However, I’m thrilled that we’re getting instrumentals.
by TallThinMan
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: Clever lyrics

It depends what you mean by clever really - its very different from ‘best’ I’d say HCYETBTS is clever as is Yesterday, when I was mad and also Being boring and IMMEAL, the latter 2 being both clever and amongst Neil’s best My favourite lyrics tend to be more beautiful than clever, and I think Burni...
by TallThinMan
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: Clever lyrics

It depends what you mean by clever really - its very different from ‘best’ I’d say HCYETBTS is clever as is Yesterday, when I was mad and also Being boring and IMMEAL, the latter 2 being both clever and amongst Neil’s best My favourite lyrics tend to be more beautiful than clever, and I think Burni...
by TallThinMan
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: Clever lyrics

My three that spring to mind are:

West end girls
My October Symphony
Casanova in Hell

Really it’s impossible to just choose three though.
by TallThinMan
Sun 08 Dec 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Word paiting
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Word paiting

There’s a thunderclap or at least a gated reverb or something timed with the snare drum in Domino Dancing when Neil sings “I hear the thunder crashing”.
by TallThinMan
Sat 07 Dec 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Community Facebook Group
Replies: 16
Views: 1209

Re: Pet Shop Boys Community Facebook Group

skyhigh wrote:
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 5:19 pm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/313490362140491/

Feel free to join.
It sounds perfect for you.
by TallThinMan
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 59165

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Planning on sharing the album with the rest of us Effen? Not a chance, sorry. I feel very lucky indeed to have early access and I've only managed that through my job, the last thing I'm going to do is bite the hands that feed me. Hope you all understand. poor What the hell is the matter with you? E...
by TallThinMan
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The two ways of singing the chorus of West End girls
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: The two ways of singing the chorus of West End girls

That’s a very interesting observation. Musically Neil’s singing the D note instead of the G above it. I suspect it’s laziness or perhaps he simply forgot?
by TallThinMan
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 433
Views: 30198

Re: Burning the heather

One question: 'And where I am bound, no one knows'... In your view, does this simply mean that the narrator in the song doesn't know where he is going after he's had his drink - whether he'll go home, or perhaps stop at the chip shop? It’s none of the above. It means the narrator has been kidnapped...
by TallThinMan
Tue 19 Nov 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 433
Views: 30198

Re: Burning the heather

Neil’s already said what the song’s about. Listen to the 6 Music interview.
by TallThinMan
Mon 18 Nov 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 433
Views: 30198

Re: Burning the heather

It’s such a shame that it’s yet another song let down by muddy production. It should sweep and soar, the sonics are all there, but they’re pinned down and buried beneath a busy fudge. I'm hoping that it will sound better -- cleaner and crisper -- on CD when the album is released. It sounds pretty g...
by TallThinMan
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

Re: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar

I wonder why there wasn't a reference to producer Stephen Hague whom both Pete and Bob would have reported into on the production of "Very" in this article...strange. Are there any Stephen Hague interviews on "Very" that any one knows? Pete looks very different, doesn’t he? They’ve worked with him ...