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by fac23
Sat 10 Oct 2020, 12:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 50
Views: 7344

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

Pet Shop Boys were the first band I fell in love with and I still buy every album and listen to every remix. From Bilingual to Fundamental I was a little less enthusiastic about them but with Yes (and, in hindsight, Fundamental) they recovered in terms of songwriting quality. The best songs on each ...
by fac23
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Single versions
Replies: 36
Views: 4212

Re: Single versions

Maybe they "downgraded" the single version on purpose, to improve the impact when it were released as a single, compared with the ''previously released" album version?? Downgraded? OMG, we've been scammed into listening to a purposefully shitty version!111!!! I'll timetravel to 1988 ...
by fac23
Fri 08 May 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 70
Views: 9737

Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

That has to have the ‘biggest’ ending of any PSB track, no? Yeah, right? They didn't do anything quite like this again. That repeated, almost chant-like chorus/coda thing. Not too many "oh yeah"s in the PSB catalogue either. I used to really, really love this one. Listened to again a few ...
by fac23
Fri 07 Jun 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A new decade a new phase: 20's
Replies: 23
Views: 6825

Re: A new decade a new phase: 20's

I think we can indeed be happy to get two or three more albums. When they announced the trilogy, I kind of suspected the third album to be a farewell. Hope it isn't, of course. But I don't expect a duo as conceptually thinking as the PSB to leave their final word up to chance… So, yeah, the 20s are ...
by fac23
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2455
Views: 590542

Re: Reissues project

@billjermaine
I agree with you on the sound of "This Must be the Place…". The extended mix(es) are mixed to sound much cleaner and spacious which in my opinion fits the song better.
by fac23
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Least Embarrassing PSB Song
Replies: 24
Views: 4467

Re: Least Embarrassing PSB Song

West End Girls, Being Boring, This Must be the Place, Rent (maybe the spoken bit is slightly embarrassing?), Drunk, Nothing Has Been Proved.
by fac23
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there a list of Remixes that feature extra lyrics?
Replies: 15
Views: 3539

Re: Is there a list of Remixes that feature extra lyrics?

West End Girls has even more additional lyrics when you add the original 1984 version, plus some additional words on the "Montreal" mixes here: https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-W ... ease/43772
by fac23
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The longest PSB interview ever on TV (old rare video) - Neil talks about his sexuality - 43 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: The longest PSB interview ever on TV (old rare video) - Neil talks about his sexuality - 43 minutes

ArtHist wrote: Sun 29 Jul 2018, 5:51 pm
- But he doesn't deny he could back to have sex with women again.
In other words, let's try not to alienate conservative America.
I think this is funny. And will now resume biting my tongue.
by fac23
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 413
Views: 96655

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

"Five lyrics and a shrug"
by fac23
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 413
Views: 96655

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Add me to the herd of impulse limited edition buyers. Not so sure this was a good idea now, some 5 minutes later. I like the general idea though.
by fac23
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strange feeling...
Replies: 29
Views: 5573

Re: Strange feeling...

PSB had a fantastic 10 year album run from 1986 on. 1996 was the beginning of a 10 year stretch of deeply flawed albums. 2006 marked an impressive turnaround followed by a bunch of great albums. Well, 2016 brought us Super. I hereby predict, the next masterpiece will appear in 2026. Only eight years...
by fac23
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2455
Views: 590542

Re: Reissues project

The new remasters are a quite a bit than the old ones (in my opinion). If you were someone who hadn't bought the 2001 editions because of the bad mastering, I'd tell you, now's the time to get the Further Listening set because these are better. If you own the original 80s and 90s versions plus the 2...
by fac23
Fri 29 Jun 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disregard.
Replies: 3
Views: 5509

Re: Disregard.

Yes, love the title. What a great sounding word. Nice and woody.
by fac23
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: In conversation
Replies: 31
Views: 102678

Re: In conversation

Yeah, Neil did that on purpose to keep the forum alive during a slow news summer. Come on Neil, announce a new album already, and stop this kerfuffle. ;)