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by Gabby
Tue 28 Jul 2020, 12:54 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Denise Johnson died
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Denise Johnson died

I know she sang a lot on NO and Electronic songs but what did she lend vocals to for PSB?

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by Gabby
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Hmm this is a tricky one. Devices for me but it's a photo finish. I just think overall it's got the lot. BB is sprawling and sentimental, lush and awesome but it lacks the quirkiness of Devices. Not that it needs it, but I think that's what makes Devices my pick overall and what sets it apart. You c...
by Gabby
Sat 11 Jul 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"

The original plan was to put the "this wheels on fire" theme tune from Ab Fab on the flip side but Julie Driscoll nixed it I think. There are copies of that floating around too.
by Gabby
Sat 11 Jul 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What do you think PSB are going to do this year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1626

Re: What do you think PSB are going to do this year?

A proper studio release of the Electric concert version of "I Get Excited" for a start.
by Gabby
Fri 10 Jul 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: funko Pops
Replies: 36
Views: 4660

Re: funko Pops

I wonder if they could pull off the Actually tux versions? They wouldn't need to differentiate the bodies then but the issue there is the Neil figure would need a mouth for the yawn. Without that it'd be an epic fail. Personally, I think the Go West outfits would be the most visually appealing and w...
by Gabby
Thu 09 Jul 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: funko Pops
Replies: 36
Views: 4660

Re: funko Pops

I sent them the idea in January with a lengthy email as to why they deserved to be ‘idolised’ in this way. It looks like they have listened - fair play to them! Well done. I'm kind of sick of the more obvious Funko Pop figures. Hopefully these are fun and based around some of the more identifiable ...
by Gabby
Thu 09 Jul 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: funko Pops
Replies: 36
Views: 4660

Re: funko Pops

Listed on Amazon.IT as well.

They can take my money...hope these are a result of our discussions here.
by Gabby
Thu 09 Jul 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That Crossover Moment.....
Replies: 33
Views: 2665

Re: That Crossover Moment.....


I would rather listen to TSOTAS 100 times a row than listen to Release all the way through just once.
Not sure I'd go that far, but TSOTAS has never wound me up like it seems to do for some people.

If we want to talk about unlistenable PSB tracks, my vote goes to "Footsteps".
by Gabby
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: Death of Ennio Morricone

A bit surprised the Boys didn't acknowledge his passing on their website. Yeah I was wondering if they would say something. Perhaps they didn't have much to say as they never managed to meet him in person. There is probably even some minor grievance about how he treated them. At the RAH concert Nei...
by Gabby
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That Crossover Moment.....
Replies: 33
Views: 2665

Re: That Crossover Moment.....

I had a school friend who was a massive fan. He made me a mix tape of PSB, some time in 1989. Looking back, it was a slightly weird mix of songs; I remember that it had The Sound of the Atom Splitting on it, Don Juan, and Shopping, but not Rent, Suburbia, What have I done to deserve this? or Domino...
by Gabby
Tue 07 Jul 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: Death of Ennio Morricone

From the Reissues booklet: We’d written this song ‘Jealousy’ – one of the first songs we wrote, which would eventually be recorded for Behaviour – and we wanted Ennio Morricone to do the string arrangement. So Tom Watkins tracked down Ennio Morricone’s manager and he came to Sarm West and we played...
by Gabby
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Death of Ennio Morricone
Replies: 31
Views: 2998

Re: Death of Ennio Morricone

I was always a bit fuzzy on how this collaboration came about - did Ennio Morricone write the music first and then PSB used it in a "Se A Vida E" style to work around it for their own song, or was this a proper collab with EM? I've never really heard or read much about the development of this song, ...
by Gabby
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?

Boring90 wrote:
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 7:27 pm
They don't seem to have read the complaints about the Official Store.
A case in point as to why they should take a peek from time to time, but filtering out the noise would be a pain.
by Gabby
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 1975

Re: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?

It's a shame because there are some genuinely good suggestions here that they could really pick up on, but I guess sorting the wheat from the chaff could get to be a bore. Where did the "banging and lasers" thing come from? Wasn't that someone on here who said that, or was that from one of Geowayne'...
by Gabby
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: That Crossover Moment.....
Replies: 33
Views: 2665

Re: That Crossover Moment.....

I think the real defining moment for me was late 1986. Up to that point I was very much aware and liked the singles and "Please" but only had a pirated cassette of it from a friend. I was in Woolworths (Yay Woolies! :dance: ) in Worthing, Sussex, and they had "Disco" playing in the music section of ...