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by Old Soak
Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical Poll. If Cardi B covers PSB
Replies: 16
Views: 1590

Re: Hypothetical Poll. If Cardi B covers PSB

Never heard of her. Another "here today, gone tomorrow" fad in what passes for music these days presumably.
by Old Soak
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 50
Views: 5980

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

These really are marvellous time capsules of each week they represent whether the music is good, bad or indifferent. From the frankly ridiculous fashions to the Smashy and Nicey presenting with a huge number of novelty records you can't believe were hits, through the sublime performances to the fran...
by Old Soak
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the most embarassing PSb song is...
Replies: 125
Views: 11698

Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

It has that appalling gypsy voices sample that sounds like The Chipmunks on helium and the only line Neil has ever written that makes me wince every time: "For market forces to provide". Oh, and that bloody flute too. Awful, hackneyed stuff.
by Old Soak
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the most embarassing PSb song is...
Replies: 125
Views: 11698

Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

1. The night I fell in love
2. Electricity
3. Ego music
4. Where the streets have no name/I can't take my eyes off you
5. Footsteps
6. Happiness is an option
7. If love were all
8. To step aside
9. New York City boy

I LOVE Winner in its HappySad version, that should have been on the alvum.
by Old Soak
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 5018

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

SIDE A

1. Can you forgive her?
2. After the event
3. King of Rome
4. Fugitive (Richard X Extended)
5. Domino Dancing (Extended)
6. Some Speculation

SIDE B

1. Two divided by zero
2. Decadence
3. The way it used to be
4. Being Boring
5. Breathing space
6. Into thin air
by Old Soak
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 1:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 2018: "...Chris & Neil will be writing songs for a new album"
Replies: 39
Views: 16909

Re: 2018: "...Chris & Neil will be writing songs for a new album"

If it's a fallow year I'm still thinking Annually will come out again. Quite happy if it was accompanied by a live CD of either the Super tour or the performance of The Turing Project, can't see that getting it's own studio realease now.
by Old Soak
Fri 05 Jan 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 2018: "...Chris & Neil will be writing songs for a new album"
Replies: 39
Views: 16909

Re: 2018: "...Chris & Neil will be writing songs for a new album"

If it's a fallow year I'm still thinking Annually will come out again. Quite happy if it was accompanied by a live CD of either the Super tour or the performance of The Turing Project, can't see that getting it's own studio realease now.
by Old Soak
Tue 17 Oct 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pop v Art
Replies: 11
Views: 2292

Re: Pop v Art

I don't think that a classic Greatest Hits/Best Of is due. I'd expect Parlophone to go one of two ways: "The Collection" cheapo supermarket standard compilation featuring a smattering of hits interspersed with b-sides, album tracks and maybe some in live versions. They do this for many, many artists...
by Old Soak
Sat 02 Sep 2017, 7:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil's pop theories
Replies: 21
Views: 4172

Re: Neil's pop theories

Airing would be a great title for such a live concert, which would sell in bucketloads to the fans if coupled with a future edition of Annually.
by Old Soak
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 7:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 'Yes' and 'Elysium', will be released on Oct 20th, 2017
Replies: 93
Views: 16141

Re: 'Yes' and 'Elysium', will be released on Oct 20th, 2017

Where's the simply gorgeous Winner (HappySad version)? :-(
by Old Soak
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2430
Views: 422808

Re: Reissues project

I've just sat down, choosing to open Release first and play the discs in order. The remaster is absolutely top notch, they SHINE. Tracks like Birthday Boy I never really cared that much for come to life, the original CD sounds flat and dull by comparison. The booklet is, as expected, fabulous and fu...
by Old Soak
Sun 02 Jul 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Canada Day 150 vs U2 vs PSB
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Canada Day 150 vs U2 vs PSB

Sadly Joni Mitchell is probably still too ill to appear and too disinterested in playing music anymore anyway - she'd get my vote as greatest living Canadian. Mind you, Neil Young could pop up and runs Joni a close second. Please don't mention Justin Beiber though...,
by Old Soak
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2430
Views: 422808

Re: Reissues project

Getting messages from Amazon UK saying the release date of all three delayed to August 1st-8th. Delaying my pre-order. Anyone know what's going on?
by Old Soak
Tue 16 May 2017, 7:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Copyright issues"- Some speculation
Replies: 31
Views: 6712

Re: "Copyright issues"- Some speculation

My money would be on a choice from: 1. Bobby O produced stuff. 2. Ray Roberts demos 3. Radio sessions from BBC and/or XFM and/or KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic I really don't see how the Ray Roberts demos could be in any way causing an issue - with all due respect to the man, wasn't he just the stud...
by Old Soak
Mon 15 May 2017, 10:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Copyright issues"- Some speculation
Replies: 31
Views: 6712

Re: "Copyright issues"- Some speculation

My money would be on a choice from:

1. Bobby O produced stuff.
2. Ray Roberts demos
3. Radio sessions from BBC and/or XFM and/or KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic