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Old 11-23-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
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Pet Shop Boys

I guess it qualifies as a guilty pleasure, but someimtes I just ahve to listen to the Pet Shop Boys. Especially Somewhere is an excellent song. Anyone else who has this?
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:52 AM   #2
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One of the best experiences of my life was acting as production assistant when they were here in Israel in 2000.

It was great meeting Neil and Chris and after the show in Ra'anana we all sat down and had a barbeque dinner - what a surreal experience that was....lol.
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They're awesome, why do they count as a guilty pleasure?

And that cover of 'Streets' is amazing.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:14 AM   #4
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the cover of streets is different at least.

it's weird because usually such a music style is not my cup of tea, but somehow i really like the PSB.
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in the words of the edge: "what have we done to deserve this?"
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in the words of the edge: "what have we done to deserve this?"
That's a good song too.
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yeah, and a very appropriate remark to the wtshnn cover.
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They're awesome, why do they count as a guilty pleasure?

And that cover of 'Streets' is amazing.
I wouldn't call it amazing, but it's a good one.
And PSB are very good too.

Being Boring
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sorry for posting this, but i have to say it:

i like pet shop boys in general, i regard them as among the very finest pop song writers of the 80s. But that cover of streets is a shame. streets is one of, if not the most ballsy u2 song of all, and what they did with it was to take out any trace of balls in the song. that just doesn't work at all.
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in the words of the edge: "what have we done to deserve this?"
I thought it was Bono who made this remark?
Anyway, it was damn witty.
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I have to agree with U2Man on this. As much as I love their songs and enjoy that charming british wit in the lyrics, I don't like the cover of WTSHNN. I mean..

where the streets have no name..
I can't take my eyes off of you?!

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No need for the PSB to be a guilty pleasure. They've been making solid electronic music for what, two decades now? And their latest album is ace.

For what it's worth, I love their cover of Streets. They really took it and made it their own, and besides the lyrics, their cover and the original are two different songs to me. Their brilliant cover in no way detracts from the brilliant original. U2 and Streets aren't that sacred to me.
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I mean I don't hate it. I can definitely listen to it once in while but that second line just makes me laugh. It has no connection whatsoever with the actual lyrics!

Anyway, these are just some of my PSB favorites:

Can You Forgive Her
Yesterday When I Was Mad
Go West
Opportunities
Suburbia
Rent
Always On My Mind
Se A Vida E

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They put on a hell of a live show as well.
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Rent is probably my favourite PSB song.
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