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by Your Funny Uncle
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 11:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Best song from "Super"
Replies: 82
Views: 8266

Re: Best song from "Super"

I think Grower might've been a better title for the album than Super. So many of the tracks initially seem inconsequential but get their hooks into you with repeated listens.
by Your Funny Uncle
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 9:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Dictator Decides, Lyrics, etc. (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7679

Re: The Dictator Decides, Lyrics, etc. (SPOILERS)

I like to imagine the protagonist of Delusions of Grandeur is the father of that of The Dictator Decides. I can see the two songs bookending a family saga, where the DoG guy seizes power to get revenge on those who he perceives did him wrong, rules the country with a rod of iron and passes the power...
by Your Funny Uncle
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So, the Second Super Single, then.
Replies: 107
Views: 11208

Re: So, the Second Super Single, then.

They don't need to release any singles. They are not a singles band. If they do, all WE - the loyal fanbase - want is the bonus tracks. So surely they should release the songs that are most likely to attract new fans? A piece of enjoyable but generic house music (Say it to me) or an 80s disco throw...
by Your Funny Uncle
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 12:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burn is quite good, isn't it?
Replies: 64
Views: 8881

Re: Burn is quite good, isn't it?

Yes for the music, not so much for the lyrics. I think that both "Groovy" and "Burn" weren't intended as some sort of lyrical revelations to critics/listeners. They're both true-to-the-dancefloor party tunes and this time Neil decided to voice them in a more conventional way. As Drico rightfully me...
by Your Funny Uncle
Sat 02 Apr 2016, 12:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So, the Second Super Single, then.
Replies: 107
Views: 11208

Re: So, the Second Super Single, then.

Undertow and Say it to Me leap out to me as the obvious single choices. Burn doesn't have enough to it lyrically for my taste.
by Your Funny Uncle
Thu 24 Jul 2014, 11:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07/14
Replies: 389
Views: 43182

Re: Premiere of 'A Man From The Future' at BBC Proms - 23/07

Just listening to it now on iPlayer. If you think that Chrissie Hynde was singing out of time, then I'd encourage you to listen again. That was a stylistic choice, not a lack of rhythm.
by Your Funny Uncle
Mon 12 May 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Blancmange yawning photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Blancmange yawning photo

They never claimed it to be original. They claimed that it was an accident. It could hardly be the first time that someone was caught accidentally yawning on camera. The blancmange photo might have influenced them. So might another photo or artwork that they saw. As Wayne says, there's no way to kno...
by Your Funny Uncle
Tue 01 Apr 2014, 4:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: World cup theme
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

Re: World cup theme

raggatwin wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KEMMfV5-Qg

the best football song imo..... :/
I hate you.
by Your Funny Uncle
Tue 01 Apr 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: World cup theme
Replies: 15
Views: 2072

Re: World cup theme

I remember snatches of España '82 but Mexico '86 is the first World Cup where I was really paying close attention.

Anyway I just found the extended version of the BBC's theme...
by Your Funny Uncle
Thu 23 Jan 2014, 6:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Having sex with West End Girls (includes nudity)
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: Having sex with Westend Girls (includes nudity)

Video games are just as legitimate an art form as any other. If you think that they're just for kids, then you've obviously not been paying much attention over the last 20 years or so...
by Your Funny Uncle
Mon 30 Sep 2013, 4:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB need your support
Replies: 15
Views: 2193

Re: PSB need your support

c) Fail to give a crap about the charts.
by Your Funny Uncle
Wed 31 Jul 2013, 4:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB UK locations in lyrics: Have you visited any?
Replies: 21
Views: 1822

Re: PSB UK locations in lyrics: Have you visited any?

tucky101 wrote:I've been to York minster AND the Firth of Forth ;-)
I live within a ten minute walk of York Minster and I've been to the Firth of Forth. ;-)

I've been to many of the London places referenced in their lyrics.
by Your Funny Uncle
Fri 26 Jul 2013, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Russia homophobia
Replies: 50
Views: 4345

Re: I feel disturbed with 'Bolshy' because of Russia homopho

Er... Neil is quite famously interested in Russian history.
by Your Funny Uncle
Fri 26 Jul 2013, 3:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Russia homophobia
Replies: 50
Views: 4345

Re: I can't stand 'Bolshy' because of Russia homophobia

Have you been on the internet lately? Russia is filled with buffoonery, criminality, and classlessness. It's like a giant Florida. So you're saying that in a country with a population of 140 million, none are against this buffoonery and criminality? It's just one block of uniformly horrible people?...
by Your Funny Uncle
Fri 26 Jul 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Russia homophobia
Replies: 50
Views: 4345

Re: I can't stand 'Bolshy' because of Russia homophobia

jamie1978 wrote:this is currently the most stupid thread on the whole internet
You've never visited reddit, then... :wink: