MOOPY ALBUM SYNC LISTEN - Pet Shop Boys - Actually - 29/06

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  1. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    Moved to Monday to not clash with Vorvision on Tuesday. Can move it to another time if not much interest for a Monday.

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    Released: September '87
    Reached: #2 UK, #25 US
    Singles: It's a Sin, What Have I Done to Deserve This, Rent, Heart

    FUN FACT: Heart was #1 in the UK when Mama Tisch blessed the world with me.
     
  2. straightorbroken

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    I only know the singles. Did Madge really turn down Heart?
     
  3. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    No, they never offered it to her. They wrote it with her in mind but in the end ended up keeping it.
     
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  4. Iguana

    Iguana One two CHA CHA CHA

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    It's ok, she wrote Heartbeat instead
     
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  5. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken reflected onto the wet pavement

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    Pretty sure that's a vanity credit (or at least I hope so).
     
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  6. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    See my booty get down like
    UGH!

    :disco:
     
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  7. Suedey

    Suedey Run Away With Me

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    And yes it is (including those 'iconic' lyrics in my previous post)
     
  8. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    Oh did somebody say FUN FACTS?

    • "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" was Dusty Springfield's first time in the Top 40 since 1970 and in the Top 10 since 1968 (with "Son of a Preacher Man"). She had a small resurgence afterwards with her album "Reputation" (1990) reaching #18 which was her highest charting album since 1965!
    • As mentioned above "Heart" was written with Old Marge in mind, but they kept it for themselves before dithering about possibly giving it to Hazell Dean(!)
    • Also mentioned above, it reached #2 in the UK and was held off by Michael Jackson's "Bad"
    • Neil Tennant when commenting on the album's name said: “It was so English and kind of arch and kind of a joke and it was something we said a lot. And also it could be a sentence – Pet Shop Boys, actually”
    • Themes include Catholic Guilt ("It's a Sin"), 80s Consumerism under Thatcher "Shopping", and the Aids crisis ("It Couldn't Happen Here")
    • "It Couldn't Happen Here" was also the name of a feature length film starring Barbara Windsor. Clips of the film made up the music video for "Always on My Mind" which sadly isn't on any of their studio albums
    Join us tonight!
     
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  9. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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  10. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'm out sorry. Not home from work yet and won't be able to do it justice.
     
  11. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Is anyone here for this?
     
  12. Ag

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    I am.
     
  13. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Cool. It seems to be eight, so I'm starting.
     
  14. Ag

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    I don't think I've heard the album before despite claims otherwise (I get the titles mixed up). I probably l know all the tracks mind.
     
  15. Ag

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    I actually don't think much of this first track. It sonically displeases me.
     
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    The chorus is as PSB as you'd expect.
     
  17. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    It's not really a great opener. It takes a long time for it to do anything and then it doesn't do very much.
     
  18. Ag

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    Think it's just you and me hun.
     
  19. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Still better than the Royksopp one, when it was just me.
     
  20. Ag

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    That was such a last track.
     
  21. Ag

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    05 One More Chance
     
  22. Ag

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    This is far more familiar territory.
     
  23. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    Dusty. I had always assumed that she was consistently popular, so I was surprised by Tisch's fact about her chart history.
     
  24. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I also didn't realise that she wasn't even sixty when she died or that that was more than twenty years ago.
     
  25. Ag

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    She was very 60s centred. Like so many others skipped the 70s and came back in the 80s.

    She sounds great here.
     
  26. Ag

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    She was a sad loss.
     
  27. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    I'm here! Be starting in a sec :)
     
  28. Ag

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    I'd love to have seen her tackle her post Believe album of poppers o clock anthems.
     
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    05 One More Chance
    09 What Have I Done To Deserve This
     
  30. Ag

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    I rarely enjoy words being spelt out in songs. This is no exception.
     
  31. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    We're on Shopping?

    Apparently this one's used a lot as background music for Watchdog and other BBC docus but I don't recognise it at all.
     
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  32. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    It's certainly no D.I.S.C.O.

    I actually don't mind it, although it suffers from the way that all the producers who have tried to make a shopping montage in the last thirty years don't really get subtext.
     
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  33. Ag

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    I know this as well. Its more of hit to the bloodstream.
     
  34. Ag

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    05 One More Chance
    09 What Have I Done To Deserve This
    07 Shopping
     
  35. Ag

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    I guess some of the kitchen sink themes have aged a bit.
     
  36. Tisch

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    I've only ever been a strictly singles only PSB fan. I do like their sound but this one isn't really hitting any spots for me.
     
  37. Ag

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    They do have a decent amount of deep cuts. I really would have preferred Behaviour to this. A far more complete affair.
     
  38. Ag

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    I do like Rent but it would probably be about 35th on an all time PSB songs list for me.
     
  39. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I had remembered Rent as having more energy than this.
     
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    05 One More Chance
    09 What Have I Done To Deserve This
    07 Shopping
    08 Rent
     

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