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by telys
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 38953

Re: New single - I don't wanna

Lyrically and timeline-wise this song is commercially safe for the days of Coronoavirus. Not so sure how Happy People would go down with the emotional landscape of today for a lot of people. I do hold out hope for HP as a 5th single.....four singles on this lp and two of them are the weakest songs ...
by telys
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 8471

Re: Tom Watkins dead

Pod wrote: Sat 14 Mar 2020, 8:00 pm
Luke Colorado wrote: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 3:56 am What was wrong with his health?
He had had at least one stroke, a liver transplant and had diabetes. I am unsure what he actually died of though.
Lack of longevity
by telys
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 8471

Re: Tom Watkins dead

Well as far as I understand Watkins had Farrow working for him and that's how he became associated with PSB. I wish they would've stuck to S Hague/J Mendelsohn the way they stuck to Farrow. They would've been in the dumper 25 years ago if they did that... Come to think of it you could be right but ...
by telys
Sat 14 Mar 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Listening To Please And Actually Without Singles
Replies: 13
Views: 4696

Re: Listening To Please And Actually Without Singles

Yeah but would it work for Introspective
Sound of the atom spliting
I want a dog
Don Juan
Do I have to
I'm not scared
One of the crowd
Your funny uncle.

Nah.... not so good an album.
by telys
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Anyone else not heard the new album yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 6626

Re: Anyone else not heard the new album yet?

I've only listened to the vocal disc a few times. Instead the instrumental disc is on. Happy people is a really strong track without lyrics and it sounds exactly like if it were on Electric. The synth solo on Burning t H doesn't feel out of place.
by telys
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 8471

Re: Tom Watkins dead

Well as far as I understand Watkins had Farrow working for him and that's how he became associated with PSB. I wish they would've stuck to S Hague/J Mendelsohn the way they stuck to Farrow.
by telys
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 38953

Re: New single - I don't wanna

I'm surprised people aren't a bit more miffed about the reduction of b sides to one per single. It's like the 80s and early 90s again the difference being that albums were more frequent then. However I suppose Agenda and Laundrette make up for it a bit. At least then we were guaranteed really good ...
by telys
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 8471

Re: Tom Watkins dead

So why did they split from Massive? Reading between the lines I get the impression that Chris fell out with Tom. "After Tom ceased to be our manager, I remained his friend for several years but for various reasons long-term friendship with Tom wasn’t possible” And what’s the story here? Well, ...
by telys
Tue 10 Mar 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Tom Watkins dead
Replies: 29
Views: 8471

Re: Tom Watkins dead

No Pet Text? Seems a bit mean-spirited unless they genuinely didn’t know. I wonder if any of his former acts were invited to his funeral. I’d love to know more about why exactly their relationship with Tom soured. It seems like it was about control. Tom wasn’t used to managing a group that answered...
by telys
Mon 09 Mar 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Boy demo tape - Pet Text
Replies: 26
Views: 7825

Re: New Boy demo tape - Pet Text

It’s the secret dream of every Pet Shop Boys’ fan that on these cassettes lurks an unrecorded monster song, another “West End Girls” or “It’s a Sin”. It’s just that, a dream; the archive has been plundered long ago. I’m curious how they know what the music was when they occasionally revisit these o...
by telys
Sun 08 Mar 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: FL does not make Disco masterpiece obsolete
Replies: 14
Views: 5299

Re: FL does not make Disco masterpiece obsolete

There have been physical CD single box sets for Bananarama, Paul Young, Mel and Kim, SAW and others in last few years. Not to mention the earlier Depeche Mode and Erasure sets. The Bananarama box set, which I own, is great as it includes loads of vinyl and promo only mixes, if such a project was to...
by telys
Sun 08 Mar 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2261
Views: 329505

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

PRICELESS
by telys
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco
Replies: 18
Views: 5730

Re: Love comes quickly mix discrepancy on Disco

The shorter mix of Love comes quickly would've made more sense regarding the times of the LP-sides, side two is far longer than side one as it is now.
by telys
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 46
Views: 14824

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

I've already mentioned that this is a new PSB-classic, if only the whole album hade been like this. Although I'm not overjoyed that it's, apparently, yet another song about Tony Blair. I would've liked it to be a about a person i general, like in Burning t H. There is a mini album on Hotspot about p...