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by telys
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Happy people
Replies: 53
Views: 6284

Re: Happy people

An extended mix or dub of this would be great. (Side note: The Yes, etc dubs are one of my favourite things they’ve done.) You're damn right. Remember sitting in a shit hole apartment with no windows back in 2009 right after getting the bonus disc and just marveling in the dub mixes. The whole day ...
by telys
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)
Replies: 140
Views: 23129

Re: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)

I´m always surprised on how the lyrics of a song can be misunderstood in English... and that´s why printed lyrics were always so welcomed and needed. In Spanish this kind of misundesrtanding are so exceptional. Maybe I rememnber just two or three times when I got confused with the lyrics hearing a ...
by telys
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?
Replies: 26
Views: 3014

Re: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?

Give me the Introspective version of Left To My Own Devices with a god damn orchestra :pray: The first time I saw PSB live was at the 2004 Trevor Horn concert (I know, much MUCH too late for someone who's been a fan since 1987). That was with a full concert and Lol Creme too! I think that can't be ...
by telys
Tue 03 Nov 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Purely Tennant/Lowe albums
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Purely Tennant/Lowe albums

I would have added Time On My Hands to Release Why not. Neil has stated himself that as far as the 01-04 era goes one is free to mix an album of choice from the massive amount of songs recorded and released. I would prefer Between 2 Islands (one of their best songs ever) but it has external song wr...
by telys
Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Purely Tennant/Lowe albums
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Purely Tennant/Lowe albums

There are only two PSB albums where there are only Tennant/Lowe song writing credits: Behaviour and Relentless although Elysium (it's doubtful if Händel should be credited after 300 years) and Bilingual come close. Now the task is to replace the songs with external songwriting with proper T/L-compos...
by telys
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: No more LAYERS please!
Replies: 13
Views: 2746

Re: No more LAYERS please!

There was interview given by Pete Gleadall I think, although it could have been Bob Krushaar, back in "Literally" around the time of "Bilingual" where they mentioned the sentiments you're echoing. In the interview they stated they were always counseling Neil and Chris to strip b...
by telys
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 50
Views: 7346

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

I've never understood the concept of a Pet Shop Boys fan who also likes Erasure. It's like a coffee lover who's happy to take decaf from time to time. Are you liking them because you get bored in between PSB albums? Classic trolling 😂👏👏👏 Nope, no trolling. I find it incomprehensible as well this Er...
by telys
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: No more LAYERS please!
Replies: 13
Views: 2746

Re: No more LAYERS please!

Greetings Telys, I hear what you're saying, and the album mix of Dreamland is a good example of "more is less" in terms of tossing everything in at once, and giving no real sense of light and shade, but Pet Shop Boys do still do many pared back arrangements. I suspect (and tell me if I'm ...
by telys
Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: No more LAYERS please!
Replies: 13
Views: 2746

No more LAYERS please!

The modern sound of PSB... The problem is LAYERS. To many layers of musical ideas on top of eachother. That's why New Order's latest album is so great, they don't do that layers stuff, they let the listener get acquainted with the ideas separately and then bring together and separate them again etc,...
by telys
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)
Replies: 77
Views: 11767

Re: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)

Sounds like crap. Millenial lounge crap.
by telys
Thu 13 Aug 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Interview about favourite song
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Interview about favourite song

A good interview. Chris tells the story of how he heard Passion for the first time, asked a DJ about the name of the song, got it written down on a piece of paper, bought the 12'' for 5 pounds and listened to it with Neil (who tells the old story of the bin at Smash hits with all the dance records)....
by telys
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 31
Views: 4237

Death of Ennio Morricone

Italian composer Ennio Morricone as died, 91 years old. Most famous for his film scores, particularly the Dollars trilogy. For us PSB fans it is of course It couldn't happen here that comes to mind, one of PSB finest tracks.
by telys
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Cicero - Love Is Everywhere Demo
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Cicero - Love Is Everywhere Demo

Why wasn’t Cicero huge? Four banging singles, a track on a successful film, the weight of PSB behind him. In hindsight I think there was little marketing and not enough money behind it all. Had he been signed by a major with a decent advance, I think he’d have been very successful. As it was it fel...
by telys
Thu 18 Jun 2020, 9:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New pet text - old cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

New pet text - old cassettes

Neil has dug up "old cassettes from various studio sessions" and posted a pic. https://www.petshopboys.co.uk/pet-texts/2020-06-16/cassettes Now, is there anything of interest here? Some "monitor" mixes of Performance and a few session mixes from the 80's. Anything that sheds any ...
by telys
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I don't wanna - hey, those remixes are really good
Replies: 4
Views: 895

I don't wanna - hey, those remixes are really good

Wow, can't keep my ears off them. Those remixes on the 12'' of I don't wanna are amazing. I don't really listen to them as individual tracks, more like one long remix. When the cowbell sets in after three minutes.... Feels like a perfect merge of the 80's and the 20's. Amazing that something that a ...