Revelation - Official ILX Pet Shop Boys tracks poll results

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A friend posted this old Drudge headline this morning--he can't remember the context. I think you might call this Soto bait:

clemenza, Friday, 22 July 2011 17:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

how can you expect to be taken seriously?

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 July 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't think they were *so* evasive about it, i was at school in 88/89 when there was a (Channel 4?) tv special made by Jon Savage that at one point had the boys sitting together, with one saying clearly that they first heard disco 'in all the gay clubs'. also there's plenty of lines to read between in the '... Vs America' book.

piscesx, Friday, 22 July 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah but they're British, and most Americans assume they're all gay.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 July 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

"Heart" was the album's FOURTH single (and it hit #1, to their and everyone's surprise).

The lowest-selling ever No 1 or something at the time, I seem to recall from my Record Mirror reading days.

Alba, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 22:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Enjoyed today's Introspective article by Tom

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2011/aug/17/introspective-pet-shop-boys

oppet, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 22:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sadly Tom didn't vote in the poll, I don't know if he even lurks around here. Would've been interesting to see his choices.

The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just finished Pet Shop Boys: A Life in Pop. Would I ever have loved to be at that Potemkin presentation in Trafalgar Square--any British people who were there? It reminded me a bit of seeing Daniel Lanois preview Neil Young's album at Nuit Blanche last year, with video screens all around Nathan Phillips Square, but of course there was no Neil at that. Loved the West End Girls too--much better than the West End Girls who were from Vancouver 20 years ago. Anyway, good film. Didn't even mind having to listen to so much of someone from the Killers--seemed like a knowledgeable fan.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 August 2011 04:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was at that Potemkin show, am sure some other people here were too. It was good - I have a vague memory of some rain, but perhaps I'm imagining that? It was the first time I saw Potemkin, too, which helped.

toby, Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

The rain was real--somebody in the documentary said that people were politely putting away their umbrellas so other people behind them would be able to see okay.

clemenza, Saturday, 27 August 2011 15:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was there as well. There was a lot of rain, but as I recall the rain stopped just before the performance, and umbrellas were duly lowered. Great event, but I remember the film more than I remember the music, to be honest.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://open.spotify.com/user/djperry1973/playlist/7LyurbFLzd9cnbyqaBdYKs

countdown from 50 - 1, five tracks missing because I couldn't find them (stupid Spotofiy, missing Behaviour) plus 2 versions of "I Want A Dog" (the superior original version and the boring Introspective version)

sick yr finger up his butt (DJP), Friday, 16 September 2011 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Format, a new B-Sides collection coming in February.

encarta it (Gukbe), Friday, 18 November 2011 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

aww, RIP. A big reason why Catalogue is my favourite coffee table book.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Thursday, 22 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. Those sleeves and videos are burned into my brain.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Thursday, 22 March 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink


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