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by TwizzleUK
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot
Replies: 122
Views: 11018

Re: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot

I recall reading that 'Birthday Boy' was at least partly/metaphorically about the murder of Stephen Lawrence but can't remember where I read Neil saying that.
by TwizzleUK
Thu 12 Dec 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 355
Views: 32420

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

Anyone ordered the cassette? I have a rarely used tape player that's still plugged into my amp. The shaded, clear plastic of the tape reminds me of the UK Actually cassette from way back in '87 - the first PSB album I bought. Love the novelty of it, but think I'd only play it once. New Order had a w...
by TwizzleUK
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 55814

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Hello, Can you tell me what time usually starts a concert at O2 ? I'm from belgium and my train would arrive at Sint Pancrass International at 7:15 pm Thanks Sébastien I understand it's either 7:30 or 8:00 so you're cutting it fine there.. O2 website says doors at 6:30: https://www.theo2.co.uk/even...
by TwizzleUK
Sat 23 Nov 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

OMD have started doing that again now. All 3 singles from their last album all had proper extended versions!! And of course New Order's 'Complete Music' had some fantastic classic extended mixes of all the songs on 'Music Complete', 'Academic' probably being the best. I felt the NO extended mixes o...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

Must dig out the 12" of Don Juan too - I remember that being a decent extended mix. I really miss those extended 12" mixes of singles. Wish most bands would make them even now. If done well, the pleasure lasts that much longer... OMD have started doing that again now. All 3 singles from their last ...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

Must dig out the 12" of Don Juan too - I remember that being a decent extended mix.

I really miss those extended 12" mixes of singles. Wish most bands would make them even now. If done well, the pleasure lasts that much longer...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

Or what about Frankie Knuckles' I Want A Dog on Introspective? Or the Italian Remix of Paninaro on Disco? So many to choose from!
by TwizzleUK
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: B-Sides since 2009's "Format"
Replies: 48
Views: 7196

Re: B-Sides since 2009's "Format"

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by TwizzleUK
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 3:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 609
Views: 73387

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Everyone seems to be after Behaviour 2, but I am hopeful this will be like Actually in its balance of dance, pop and melancholy. What I've heard so far is promising.
by TwizzleUK
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

Gotta say, after a few plays this bugger's a real grower. Much prefer it to Dreamland. Bet you've all had the "you've got me all wrong" refrain stuck in your heads now. Find myself getting the urge to keep going back and listening to it. I think in a few months we'll be looking back at this track ve...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What's the lead single of "Electric"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: What's the lead single of "Electric"?

I'd say "Inner sanctum" was a promo track that got upgraded to proper (limited) single later, with "The Pop Kids" being the true first single. "Axis" was a proper lead single from "Electric". I agree. Axis was released as a separate download single with its own artwork prior to Electric. Inner Sanc...
by TwizzleUK
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 47369

Re: Burning the heather

'Burning The Heather' reminds me of 'The Next Day' late Davie Bowie era tracks - knowingly reflective and honest. I could imagine Bowie singing this from the moment I heard it.
by TwizzleUK
Wed 09 Oct 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The lost single
Replies: 50
Views: 5583

Re: The lost single

Think New Order and Blue Monday, it's probably been rereleased 10 times by now. Blue Monday, Blue Monday '88, Blue Monday '95, Blue Monday 2004 … I understand that they have to play it live, but why should they release it over and over again? It reminds me of the Cantina Band from Star Wars: Play t...
by TwizzleUK
Mon 30 Sep 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The lost single
Replies: 50
Views: 5583

Re: The lost single

The Way It Used To Be...how this was ignored as a single is beyond me, absolutely stunning track !!! Agreed, probably my favourite track on the album. I actually prefer the Richard X Remix to the album version, which would've made the perfect 12" mix to accompany an edited version of the album mix ...