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Pet Shop Boys

Post-modern ironists cloaked behind a veil of buoyantly melodic and lushly romantic synth pop confections, Pet Shop Boys established themselves among the most commercially and critically successful groups of their era with cheeky, smart, and utterly danceable music. Always remaining one step ahead of their contemporaries, the British duo navigated the constantly shifting landscape of modern dance-pop with rare grace and intelligence, moving easily from disco to house to techno with their own distinctive image remaining completely intact. Satiric and irreverent -- yet somehow strangely affecting -- they also transcended the seeming disposability of their craft, offering wry and thoughtful cultural commentary communicated by the Morse code of au courant synth washes and drum-machine rhythms.

Pet Shop Boys formed in London in August 1981, when vocalist Neil Tennant (a former editor at Marvel Comics who later gained some recognition as a journalist for Smash Hits magazine) first met keyboardist Chris Lowe (a onetime architecture student) at an electronics shop. Discovering a shared passion for dance music and synthesizers, they immediately decided to start a band. After dubbing themselves Pet Shop Boys in honor of friends who worked in such an establishment -- while also obliquely nodding to the sort of names prevalent among the New York City hip-hop culture of the early '80s -- the duo's career first took flight in 1983, when Tennant met producer Bobby "O" Orlando while on a writing assignment. Orlando produced their first single, 1984's "West End Girls." The song was a minor hit in the U.S. but went nowhere in Britain, and its follow-up, "One More Chance," was also unsuccessful.

Upon signing to EMI, Pet Shop Boys issued 1985's biting "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)." When it too failed to attract attention, the duo's future appeared grim, but Tennant and Lowe then released an evocative new Stephen Hague production of "West End Girls," which became an international chart-topper. Its massive success propelled Pet Shop Boys' 1986 debut LP, Please, into the Top Ten, and when "Opportunities" was subsequently reissued, it too became a hit. Disco, a collection of dance remixes, was quickly rushed into stores, and in 1987 the duo resurfaced with the superb Actually, which launched two more Top Ten smashes -- "It's a Sin" and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?," a duet between Tennant and the great Dusty Springfield. Later that year, "Always on My Mind," a lovely cover of the perennial Elvis Presley standard, reached number one in several countries and the Top Ten in the U.S. A documentary film titled It Couldn't Happen Here was released one year later.

In October 1988, Pet Shop Boys issued their third studio LP, the eclectic Introspective. "Domino Dancing" and "Left to My Own Devices" both reached the Top Ten in Great Britain. The following year, Pet Shop Boys collaborated with a variety of performers, most notably Liza Minnelli, for whom they produced the 1989 LP Results. They also produced material for Springfield, and Tennant joined New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr in the group Electronic, scoring a hit with the single "Getting Away with It." Tennant and Lowe reconvened in 1990 for the muted, downcast Behavior, produced by Harold Faltermeyer. Their hit medley of U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" and Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" was released in 1991, and was followed in 1993 by Very, lauded as among the duo's finest efforts to date.

After a three-year absence, Pet Shop Boys resurfaced with Bilingual, a fluid expansion into Latin rhythms. Nightlife followed in 1999 and sparked the dance club hit "New York City Boy," whose success allowed the group to tour the U.S. for the first time in eight years. While on tour, the duo also collaborated with playwright Jonathan Harvey on a musical surrounding gay life and societal criticisms, which the three had been planning since 1997. Closer to Heaven made its West End debut in 2001 and had a successful run for most of the year; Pet Shop Boys' score of the original cast recording was also a hit in the U.K. They still had time to make a record for themselves, too -- in April 2002, Tennant and Lowe issued Release, and Disco 3 was compiled for release the following year.

Pet Shop Boys continued releasing material throughout the decade's latter half. In 2005, they put together a volume of the Back to Mine series and released their soundtrack designed to accompany the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin, a soundtrack they'd performed a year earlier at a free concert/screening in Trafalgar Square. A year later, they issued Fundamental, a mature, sometimes political album produced by Trevor Horn. The live album Concrete: In Concert at the Mermaid Theatre appeared at the end of the year, and Yes -- a collaborative effort with the production crew Xenomania -- marked the band's tenth studio effort in March 2009. While playing shows in support of that album, Pet Shop Boys also released a hits compilation, Party, to coincide with the Brazilian leg of their tour. In 2010, the tour was documented on the CD/DVD release Pandemonium, and another greatest-hits compilation, Ultimate, arrived.

Their 2011 effort, The Most Incredible Thing, was a two-disc ballet score composed for the Sadler's Wells Theater in London, while 2012's Format rounded up the duo's B-sides and bonus tracks from the years 1996-2009. Also in 2012, the duo released the sports-themed single "Winner" and performed the track at the 2012 Olympics Summer Games, held that year in their hometown of London. The track landed on that year's album Elysium, which was produced by Kanye West affiliate Andrew Dawson. Stuart Price (Madonna, Seal, Kylie Minogue) was the producer of 2013's Electric, an album that featured no ballads, just dance tracks. In May of 2014, the duo announced more original music, this a concert piece scheduled for a July date at Royal Albert Hall, commemorating British codebreaker Alan Turing and including the BBC Concert Orchestra. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Most Incredible Thing

Disc 1

1. Prologue

2. The Grind

3. The Challenge

4. Help Me

5. Risk

6. Physical Jerks

7. The Competition

8. The Meeting

9. The Clock 1/2/3

10. The Clock 4/5/6

11. The Clock 7/8/9

12. The Clock 10/11/12

13. The Winner

14. Destruction

Disc 2

1. Back To The Grind

2. Ceremony

3. Revolution

4. Resurrection

5. Colour And Light

6. The Meeting (Reprise)

7. The Wedding

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Track List: Fundamental

1. Psychological

2. The Sodom And Gomorrah Show

3. I Made My Excuses And Left

4. Minimal

5. Numb

6. God Willing

7. Luna Park

8. I'm With Stupid

9. Casanova In Hell

10. Twentieth Century

11. Indefinite Leave To Remain

12. Integral

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Track List: PopArt

Disc 1

3. Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)

6. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing

7. Home And Dry

13. Before

14. New York City Boy

15. It's Alright

17. A Red Letter Day

Disc 2

2. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More

3. Flamboyant

5. Can You Forgive Her?

6. West End Girls

7. I Get Along

12. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

13. Liberation

15. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)

16. Yesterday, When I Was Mad

17. Single-Bilingual

18. Somewhere

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Track List: Release

1. Home And Dry

2. I Get Along

3. Birthday Boy

4. London

5. E-Mail

6. The Samurai In Autumn

7. Love Is A Catastrophe

8. Here

9. The Night I Fell In Love

10. You Choose

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Track List: Nightlife

1. For Your Own Good

2. Closer To Heaven

3. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore

4. Happiness Is An Option

5. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

6. Vampires

7. Radiophonic

8. The Only One

9. Boy Strange

10. In Denial

11. New York City Boy

12. Footsteps

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Track List: Bilingual

1. Discoteca

2. Single

3. Metamorphosis

4. Electricity

5. Se A Vida E (That's The Way Life Is)

6. It Always Comes As A Surprise

7. A Red Letter Day

8. Up Against It

9. The Survivors

10. Before

11. To Step Aside

12. Saturday Night Forever

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Track List: Alternative

Disc 1

1. In The Night

2. A Man Could Get Arrested [12'' Mix]

3. That's My Impression [Disco Mix]

4. Was That What It Was?

5. Paninaro

6. Jack The Lad

7. You Know Where You Went Wrong

8. A New Life

9. I Want A Dog

10. Do I Have To?

11. I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)

12. Don Juan

13. The Sound Of The Atom Splitting [Extended Version]

14. One Of The Crowd

15. Your Funny Uncle

Disc 2

1. It Must Be Obvious

2. We All Feel Better In The Dark

3. Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend

4. Losing My Mind

5. Music For Boys

6. Miserablism

7. Hey, Headmaster

8. What Keeps Mankind Alive?

9. Shameless

10. Too Many People

11. Violence [Hacienda Version]

12. Decadence

13. If Love Were All

14. Euroboy

15. Some Speculation

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Track List: Very

1. Can You Forgive Her?

2. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing

3. Liberation

4. A Different Point Of View

5. Dreaming Of The Queen

6. Yesterday, When I Was Mad

7. The Theatre

8. One And One Make Five

9. To Speak Is A Sin

10. Young Offender

11. One In A Million

12. Go West

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Track List: Actually

1. One More Chance

2. What Have I Done To Deserve This?

3. Shopping

4. Rent

5. Hit Music

6. It Couldn't Happen Here

7. It's A Sin

8. I Want To Wake Up

9. Heart

10. King's Cross

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Track List: Please

1. Two Divided By Zero

2. West End Girls

3. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)

4. Love Comes Quickly

5. Suburbia

6. Opportunities

7. Tonight Is Forever

8. Violence

9. I Want A Lover

10. Later Tonight

11. Why Don't We Live Together?

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Track List: Axis (Single)

1. Axis

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Track List: Electric

1. Axis

2. Bolshy

3. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct

4. Flourescent

5. Inside A Dream

6. The Last To Die

7. Shouting In The Evening

8. Thursday

9. Vocal

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Track List: Inner Sanctum (Single)

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Track List: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (EP)

1. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Nighttime Radio Edit)

2. Entschuldigung!

3. Get It Online

4. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (The Penelopes Remix Radio Edit)

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Track List: Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Remixes)

1. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (The Penelopes Remix)

2. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Claptone Remix)

3. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Little Boots Discotheque Edit)

4. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Dave Aude Big Dirty Dub)

5. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct (Claptone Instrumental)

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Track List: Memory Of The Future

1. Memory Of The Future (New Single Mix)

2. Listening

3. One Night

4. Inside

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Track List: Memory Of The Future Remixed

1. Memory Of The Future (Stuart Price Extended Mix)

2. Memory Of The Future (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)

3. Memory Of The Future (DJ Waldo Squash Remix)

4. Memory Of The Future (Digital Dog Club Mix)

5. Memory Of The Future (Digital Dog Dub Mix)

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Track List: Vocal (Remixes)

1. Vocal

2. Vocal (Rektchordz Dub)

3. Vocal (Armageddon Turk Tear Gas Mix)

4. Vocal (The Cucarachas Mix)

5. Vocal (JRMX Club Mix)

6. Vocal (Nacho Chapado & Ivan Gomez Mix)

7. Vocal (Rektchordz Mix)

8. Vocal (WAWA Extended Mix)

9. Vocal (The Cucarachas Dub)

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Track List: Vocal (Single)

1. Vocal

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Track List: West End Girls

1. West End Girls (Original Bobby Orlando Single Mix)

2. West End Girls (Original Bobby Orlando Mix)

3. One More Chance (Original Bobby Orlando Remix)

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Track List: Winner

1. Winner

2. A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi"

3. The Way Through The Woods (Long Version)

4. I Started A Joke

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Track List: Winner (Single)

1. Winner

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Neil Teinnet is awesome
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jljul20
My boo pooped
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❤❤❤❤❤
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80s for ever!!!!!!!! ! ! ! Rock on... Ice Man
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In 86, as a freshman in college, I had a girlfriend who lived in a dorm called West Delta. I lived in a dorm called Iota which was situated east of Delta. West End Girls was ours!
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West end girls is all about.thanks pet shop boys...
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I love this album is
Wonderful. .
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Love New Wave...
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Memories, 80's Hawaii
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I agree also!
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I have to agree with you.
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80" s rule. This was real music.
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This is still a cool song
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These are the guys who are smarter and cooler than you w/out being snotty about it.
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This for u lil brother westend girls yo s**t i love u much
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My love ,he knows me
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I am not going to beg u ,u know me and u understand me !
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I love the pet shop boys.
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nicko.....ge t a life
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yes...west end girls
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These two are my fave irreverents. I love their obvious disdain for the usual mundane crap that traditional social conventions dictate to humanity
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I love this song
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West End Girls
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Western girls......a h h h h h
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This is good stuff.....Lo v e the80's...
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Remember this song when I was a little kid. Lol..
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80's rocked it.......
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Love it
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u were always on my mind
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nje222001, that reminds me when I attended an INXS concert in 1985. It seemed my best friend and I were the only two dudes there. We had tickets center floor. I rushed the stage and then turned around to see what appeared to be several hundred or more hot chicas running toward me. Within a split second I was at the front of the stage with lots of hot female bodies squishing me to where I could not move at all, so tight that their bodies were rubbing up against me forcing me to move up and down.
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Ok here's your Pet Shop Boys story for the day
My buddy who is totally straight got front row seats in Vegas with about 9000 chicks and is dancing his a** off when Neil yells to him during It's Alright, "rock on brother, we love you!!"
There's the nexus of cool and rock n roll my friends
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They're great..... They should have more likes....... . .
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I love the soommm
I remember my 17. 18 years old
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who cares if they are gay or not !!! this is great music ! step the @!#>*!#(#! back !!!
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West End Girlzzzz.... . . . . . ❤️Pets Shop Boys!!!!!!!
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Never gets like fine wine
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how proud you must be James... you know you do have a 'psb's' radio station on your list of fav stations??? Proly hiding some YAZ, WHAM and CultureClub in there too...
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you have it so wrong!! West end Girls was a massive hit in the UK. don't know about in the U.S. but it was very, very big over the pond.
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This song is just one of many of the psb's singles/sons that make homosexual feel proud and strong.
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classic memories brought on by this song. Reminds me of overcast mornings in 84' ... up and getting ready to go to school my freshman year... west end girls...
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This live version is magnificent.
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One of my favorite.
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I love this song too much
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I can in joy listening to this all day
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their must be away when every day gains no say after all there is to do how to get threw lies a question one must ask while emotions burn fast when each word gives more bitterness than play and every night finds hearts blind to a mutual way how can one be given a path that never last beyond ones limited stay and arguments won never pays
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Really? Ur gonna focus on wheather or not Pet Shop Boys r gay? How sad . . . this music actuallyZc fVc. brings a smile to my face & great memories of an era filled with hair, hairspray n dance dance n dance :+**
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Thank you Pandora for adding Discography and Please to the collection!! !
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and OH WAIT! THEY LITERALLY ARE GAY. OH. (lol)
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lol just recently realized why people say the pet shop boys sound gay...
they really DO sound gay....
(not in an offensive way, but actually gay)
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leave it all behind sounds a gangsters final cry as ones plan starts to fall, In blood and scawl life ends on a draw with out mercy pain follows down every hall never give in to a doute believe there's all ways a way out, but know it ends at the line the day you try to leave it all behind and find there's no one to play the hero, when you devide by zero.
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