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Old 03-20-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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in a west end town in a dead end world

with the east end boys and the west end girls.

dedicated to the fabulous pet shop boys. i'll admit i only have their discography collection, but it's all wonderful music. they're probably the only artistes from my 80s period (was i the only fourteen year old spandau ballet fan? i think so) that i still listen to. i might get some **** for this, but i loved their cover of streets, and west end girls, left to my own devices, it's a sin, love comes quickly and especially being boring are excellent songs. yay or nay?

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Old 03-20-2003, 12:12 PM   #2
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Pet Shop Boys overall - yay

that Where the streets ... cover was nay x 5 though

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Old 03-20-2003, 03:15 PM   #3
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PSB's have some great stuff. My fave song is their cover of "Always On My Mind." I do not, however , like their cover of Street. It blows.
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(what U2 said upon hearing the Streets version): "What have we, what have we, what have we done to deserve this?"

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Old 03-20-2003, 04:32 PM   #5
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Yertle (OK if I abbreviate?),

My story is exactly the same as you. I also only have Discography (and their Paninaro single), but they can create a great pop tune. And yes, their version of Where The Streets Have No Name is good too (although still a lot less than the original, but that one was stellar).

My favs?
Being Boring!
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)

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P.S. Here is a PSB joke (told by Neil Tennant himself in an interview once)
How many Pet Shop Boys does it take to change a lightbulb?
Two, one to change the lightbulb and another one to look bored.
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Old 03-20-2003, 06:58 PM   #6
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what have i done to deserve this? is a fabulous song. i didnt catch the reference until recently.
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:43 AM   #7
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I've got several PSB albums...I own Introspective, Very, Discography, and Nightlife. All are excellent.

I also like their cover of Streets a lot. You have to appreciate their version on its own merits. They really took the song and made it their own.

Other fave songs:

To Speak Is a Sin
Was It Worth It?
West End Girls
It's Alright
It's a Sin
Closer to Heaven

Hmmm. Never realized I was such a big fan of the PSBs before. Surely not as big as some, but I really like their stuff.

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