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by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

Go West is a PSB's superproduction, the blockbuster you can't avoid. I don't understand why some people hate that song is really impressive. Playing Devil's advocate for a moment, is the song really that impressive? Strip it of the PSB production and the associated video and imagery, I think you ha...
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

Go West is a PSB's superproduction, the blockbuster you can't avoid. I don't understand why some people hate that song is really impressive. Playing Devil's advocate for a moment, is the song really that impressive? Strip it of the PSB production and the associated video and imagery, I think you ha...
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

Go West is a PSB's superproduction, the blockbuster you can't avoid. I don't understand why some people hate that song is really impressive. Playing Devil's advocate for a moment, is the song really that impressive? Strip it of the PSB production and the associated video and imagery, I think you ha...
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

nickname wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4:17 pm
It's their biggest hit from the 90's and because of that PSB are not considered only like a 80's pop band (except USA).
Go West is to PSB what Lola is to The Kinks; a solitary uber-hit for a band more consistently commercially successful in the previous decade.
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the most embarassing PSb song is...
Replies: 128
Views: 24652

Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

Old Soak wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 4:12 pm
8. To step aside
Why???

It has some wonderful lyrics and gorgeous middle eight.
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

SynthMan Wales wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 3:43 pm
Quite surprised how often Go West appears in these lists...

Do PSB fans really like the track that much or is it a subconscious assumption that is one of their best tracks given its wider popularity?

Not trolling; genuine question.
by SynthMan Wales
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

Quite surprised how often Go West appears in these lists...

Do PSB fans really like the track that much or is it a subconscious assumption that it is one of their best tracks given its wider popularity?

Not trolling; genuine question.
by SynthMan Wales
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album
Replies: 56
Views: 9541

Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

miserabalism wrote:
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 4:05 pm
Now, who's going to adopt the job of logging all the nominated songs and coming up with the 12 most popular choices? :-)
Not just the songs themselves, but the specific mixes/ versions too...

(PS I am not putting myself forward for this unenviable task, by the way...)
by SynthMan Wales
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 1:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 12527

Re: Are we content ?

those two live to create music so I dont think we will ever get a "we're hanging it up" tweet. Lord knows we have enough evidence of people far older than them still making music. they might not do world tours...Im think they would do what so many of the aging bands do....just to one off's here and...
by SynthMan Wales
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 'Unfortunate Connotations'
Replies: 17
Views: 3638

Re: 'Unfortunate Connotations'

'Mad Pet Shop Boys'?

It is only three letters long... But then again, so was 'Yes'.

So it would have to have been a two letter word title...
by SynthMan Wales
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 12527

Re: Are we content ?

I would like them to certainly control or shape an intended final work, because I think it would be artistically satisfying for long term fans and (probably) PSB themselves. In part, I think of how good Bowie's Blackstar was in this regard, although I hope PSB's equivalent would be triggered by non...
by SynthMan Wales
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 12527

Re: Are we content ?

Wow - that's a long gap! Hopefully there will be a flurry of album releases at that time - 22 songs is good, and there's plenty still unreleased, etc, Still, it's a long wait, if not the longest there's been. it's the COMEBACK! As long as the eventual album is good, they can take as long as they wa...
by SynthMan Wales
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 12527

Re: Are we content ?

I would like them to certainly control or shape an intended final work, because I think it would be artistically satisfying for long term fans and (probably) PSB themselves. In part, I think of how good Bowie's Blackstar was in this regard, although I hope PSB's equivalent would be triggered by non-...
by SynthMan Wales
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 12527

Re: Are we content ?

Some of my favourite PSB tracks date from their very late period ( The Dictator Decides , After The Event ...) so I think there is still juice in their creative tanks. Having said that, I do think in terms of overall quality control, we have seen diminishing returns since the Nightlife era and my ow...
by SynthMan Wales
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: the most embarassing PSb song is...
Replies: 128
Views: 24652

Re: the most embarassing PSb song is...

There's something about Hold On that grips me emotionally every time, and I find the words so relevant and endearing and hopeful especially during these trying times and global uncertainty! I second this. I find it uplifting in a gentle way and I think the music is very pretty (but I guess Handel n...