Video: “Love Etc.” live by Pet Shop Boys

Posted by The G on April 27, 2014 under G Reviews, G Videos | Read the First Comment

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Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys - Terminal 5

Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys – Terminal 5

To say I love Pet Shop Boys is the understatement of the decade!  Their amazing show, The Electric Tour got a second life in America due to their performance a few weeks ago at Coachella, so the Boys swung back through New York’s Terminal 5 for a sold out show and the final date of their 2014 US tour on April 26, 2014.  The setlist was nearly identical to the first leg of the tour (aside from swapping out “Memory of The Future” off “Elysium” for “Love is a Bourgeois Construct” from “Electric”) but that didn’t stop the show from being as amazing as it was the first time around.  You can read my gushing reviews of their show here (for night one) and here (for night two).

I attended the meet and greet with the band and though they are still not into taking photos (read: please reconsider this for your next tour as a photo with you is what ALL of your fans that attend these meet and greets really want), but I had a great chat with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe nonetheless.  I was wearing a G-Shirt that features the line “Being politically correct or discreet is lying” from my book “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy” and both Neil and Chris loved it.  They wanted to know more about the book so I gave them my card and I pray that they contact me so I can get them each a copy (or if they are out there reading this, it’s on Amazon.com 🙂

Over the next few days, you’ll be seeing a few videos from the show and for the casual fan, if you think that Pet Shop Boys peaked with their worldwide smash hit “West End Girls,” you are sadly mistaken.  For close to 30 years, they’ve consistently made great albums, b-sides, plays, ballets, videos and tours that prove that the Pet Shop Boys just get better with time.

Pet Shop Boys, I love you… etc.

Speaking of Love Etc., here’s a video of the track from their genius 2009 album “Yes.”

Just press play.

The setlist was:

Axis / One More Chance – Face Like That / Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) / Love is a Bourgeois Construct / Fugitive / Integral / I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing / Suburbia / I’m Not Scared / Fluorescent / West End Girls / Somewhere / Leaving / Thursday / Love Etc. / I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) / Rent / Miracles / It’s a Sin / Domino Dancing / Always on My Mind

Encore:

Go West / Vocal

Photos: Pet Shop Boys at the Beacon Theatre (2nd Night)

Posted by The G on September 18, 2013 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

On September 17, 2013, Pet Shop Boys closed out their sold out 2 night stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre.  On the first night (see close up photos and full review at this link, which will open in a new window).  As I stated in that review, casual fans heard many of the classic Pet Shop Boys hits (such as “West End Girls,” “Always On My Mind,” “Suburbia,” “It’s A Sin,” “Domino Dancing” and “Rent”).  Die-hards got to hear rarely performed songs (such as “Fugitive,” “One More Chance,” “I’m Not Scared,” “Miracles,” and “I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too).”  And everyone got to hear all of these great songs plus see a visual extravaganza!

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

I had a front balcony seat for the second night, which worked out well because I really got to see all the amazing visuals that Pet Shop Boys utilized for the Electric tour and I’m grateful to have experienced the show really close up as well as sitting a little further back to really take in the entire stage set up.

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

At the meet and greet, word had obviously gotten back to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe that nearly every fan was upset that you could not take photos with them.  The PSB have typically been a band who go out of their way to make their fans happy (in the form of performing rare gems to keep it interesting, always releasing non-album tracks, putting out cool packaging for their product, etc.), but for some reason, they WILL NOT TAKE PHOTOS WITH FANS!  They repeated this mantra over and over again that it was almost to the point of irritation.  I am not sure what the problem is since people are allowed to take photos during the show, bands much bigger than Pet Shop Boys (not a diss, just a fact from my thousands of experiences meeting famous people) have no problem with it (or at least appease their fans because they know how happy it will make them), but hopefully Neil and Chris will soften their harsh view and give the die-hards the one thing they really want on the next time around.  Neil even said to me “we may not do meet and greets next time because everyone is complaining.”  That is so un-Pet Shop Boys to be so bitchy about something that is such a no-brainer.  But I digress…

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys with Example

Enjoy the visuals from the Electric Tour.  I sure did!

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Opening act/DJ/producer Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont.

Stuart Price aka Jacques LuCont

Stuart Price aka Jacques LuCont

 

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Thanks PSB!  I heart you!!!

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

The setlist was:

Axis / One More Chance – Face Like That / Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) / Memory of the Future / Fugitive / Integral / I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind of Thing / Suburbia / I’m Not Scared / Fluorescent / West End Girls / Somewhere / Leaving / Thursday / Love Etc. / I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) / Rent / Miracles / It’s a Sin / Domino Dancing / Always on My Mind

Encore:

Go West / Vocal

Pet Shop Boys’ Chris Lowe Covers New Order

Posted by The G on May 10, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys is making a rare vocal appearance on Stop Modernists cover of New Order’s “Subculture.”  You can hear the track for a limited time on Soundcloud.  Club mixes will be released on June 14, 2011.

Happy Birthday, Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys

Posted by The G on October 4, 2010 under GNN | 5 Comments to Read

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Chris Lowe of Pet Shop Boys

Long time readers of my blog know that I love Pet Shop Boys almost as much as life itself.  Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have been keeping my ears happy for over 25 years and I so grateful for the great music they’ve made together.  Today is Chris Lowe’s birthday and I’d like to wish him the happiest of happy days!  I’ll celebrate by listening to his creamy vocals on the B-side “We All Feel Better In The Dark” today!  Happy birthday Chris!

Pet Shop Boys announce Christmas EP!

Posted by The G on November 6, 2009 under GNN | 2 Comments to Read

Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys.  Photo by G.

Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys. Photo by G.

Good news for Petheads everywhere!  On December 14, 2009, the boys will release a new Christmas EP entitled, “Christmas.”

The tracklist is:

1. It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas (2009 Version)

2. My Girl (Madness Cover)

3. All Over The World (New Version)

4. Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing (Studio Version)

5. My Girl (Our House Mix)

You can preorder the single on the Pet Shop Boys official site.

Chris Lowe - NYC Boy.  Photo by G.

Chris Lowe - NYC Boy. Photo by G.

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