Hey there! Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last full day of my current poll, which asks what's the most you've ever paid for a Pet Shop Boys-related item, not counting concert tickets and/or associated VIP Meet 'n' Greets. If you haven't voted yet, please take a moment to visit my Commentary site at and...
Even Robbie in drag can't detract from its spirituality.
Robbie gets first writing credit, but I feel much of this is Tennant/Lowe with Kraftwerk as a supporting act.
Yet another reason why there is no need to try to be fair about their modern-ish output.
IMO its only reason for existing as a song is because they adore her and they wanted a cheap way to have Madonna to listen to one of their tracks.thats pretty much it. the subject matters fairly revolting.
They probably do love her but not as much as she loves herself. She's a hyper narcissist...
Pet Shop Boys have published their own magazine, Literally, since 1989 and last year announced it would become an annual publication. Now we are happy to announce a new name and format. From now on Literally is Annually, a bigger (240 x 170 mm), hard-backed, 64-page book.
The first issue will...
Lucky you! :) So, ultimately I didn't manage to get my hands on one of the remaining copies. In case anyone has a spare copy left I'd be glad to receiving an offer.
My offer for book only is still valid (I keep CD for myself :-) )
I've been collecting PSB interviews/snippets/pictures etc since 1986. Having spent many years languishing in attics and sheds, I've now dug them out and am happy to share so I've started up a Facebook page to share them. Many are old and have bits of sticky tape attached or may be in poor...
Trevor Horn needs no introduction to us Pet Shop Boys fans. The 12” bookends of Left to my own devices and It’s alright , recorded by Trevor at the height of the boys’ imperial phase, defined Introspective and helped make the album their most successful to date.
Left to my own devices - their...
I didn't know Zog hated me so much to delete my question and put all the questions from the other members from the Community.
I think you mean me, rather than Zog. Sorry if you are disappointed but there were plenty of questions which didn't get answered - it is by no means personal.
Asking for a buddy who got hold of a copy of the very rare Phillipines baseball glove sleeve 12 of Opportunities . However, his copy is wrapped with sort of an adhesive cellophane wraparound that can't be removed without damaging the sleeve. The seller of the item claims that all copies came with...
Does anybody else out there have a copy and is it the same also? Would be nice to know if they were all manufactured like this. Seems like a strange thing to do.
The final results are in for my poll of the past two weeks, in which I asked my site visitors to choose their favorite sequence of three consecutive singles by the Pet Shop Boys. And the triad of singles that received the most votes was:
* It's a Sin - What Have I Done to Deserve This? - Rent...
Interesting result. I'm surprised people rated Rent higher than Suburbia, but clearly they did!
What a magnificent record this is, one of the best of all time. I've never really thought about it before, but did Neil write the words?
It’s such a marvellous song, of course!
One thing that has not been mentioned yet though: do you know ‘Love my way’ by the Psychedelic Furs? Probably unconsciously, but the chord progression in that chorus (Love my way + I follow) are peculiarly similar to the bridge in ’Getting away with it’ (All...
I know that it is unlikely to happen but I haven't stopped believing in a release of early material pre-1985.
However, I don't think the reissues project is the right vehicle for these tracks. They should be released separetly, kind of Dylan's The Bootleg series.
As far as I can deduct there is...
That period was crucial, as not being immediately successful gave them time to mature as songwriters and not to end up like, say, Righeira (i.e. a brilliant act that struggled after immediate success). In that historical sense it'd be nice if they released something different from the usual Bobby O...
Hey there! Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last full day of my current poll, in which I'm asking you to pick your favorite sequence of three consecutive Pet Shop Boys singles. If you haven't voted yet, please take a few moments to visit my Commentary site at and make your choice right there on my home...
Re: Yesterday, When i Was Mad: the album version is my favourite track on Very. The single version was a bit of a letdown though, and anyway 5 singles off one album felt a bit excessive.
In the poll, I voted What Have I Done To Deserve This - Rent- Always On My Mind.
The announcement of the long-awaited reissue has been delayed for a few weeks while a few minor copyright issues are being resolved. We now expect to make a full announcement later this month.
Now what could these minor issues mean. Noteworthy: there are a few of them.
What tracks could be subject...
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 studio owner who let Neil and Chris stay in his studio after hours? He didn't 'produce' anything as far as I know. All the demos were written and self produced by...