Video: “West End Girls” live by Pet Shop Boys at Terminal 5

Posted by The G on April 29, 2014 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

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As a die-hard Pet Shop Boys fan, it’s a sin (pun intended) to post a video of the song the world knows and loves the most from them – “West End Girls.”   Over the next few days, I hope you will join me in checking out 4 Pet Shop Boys videos from their recent show at Terminal 5 in New York at the final show of their 2014 US Electric Tour.  These videos will show you that if “West End Girls” is the only song you know from this duo, you are missing out on nearly 30 years of consistently great music.  The first video is from their 2009 album “Yes,” and the track is “Love Etc.”  The song is catchy as hell; the lyrics are cheeky and clever and the performance will definitely bring a smile to your face.

The Boys are huge in other parts of the world and in America, a country with famously bad taste in music, Pet Shop Boys have a cult following, but should be playing stadiums!  Artistically, their stage show has only gotten better with each tour (and you will see in a moment how they take a song like “West End Girls” which they’ve likely performed at every full length concert they’ve performed since 1985 and breathed new life into it by adding a laser light spectacular that would make Pink Floyd fans proud!).  Some of their living contemporaries – Prince and Madonna, for example, continue to make music, but it hasn’t been solid in years.  Conversely, Pet Shop Boys’ 2013 album “Electric” is up their with their best work.  It’s extremely impressive.  They’ve also continued to make great (and tons of) B-sides and their side projects include remixes (for other artists such as The Killers, MGMT and Madonna which are better than the original versions), composing and staging a musical, a ballet and they have also performed live with a symphony orchestra while STILL making banging dance tracks!!!! There are few, if any, artists that have been around for 30 years that have this set of accomplishments and again, in the United States, most people think of Pet Shop Boys as a one-hit-wonder.  It’s a tragedy!   So it’s up to you to spread the word.  I’ve done my part.  It’s your turn!

West.  End.  Girls.

25 Years Ago Today…

Posted by The G on January 11, 2011 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Pet Shop Boys

25 years ago today, January 11, Pet Shop Boys scored their first #1 single with “West End Girls.” Since then, the Boys have made so much music that has enriched my life, I can’t even begin to express my gratitude!  Congrats Boys, and thank you for consistently making great music, b-sides, remixes and deluxe packaging for your die hard Petheads.

In other amazing music anniversary news, The Whisky a Go Go turns 47 today.  The legendary LA concert venue gave starts to Led Zeppelin and The Doors!  Thanks to Worley Gig for the great news!

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