Saturday, March 24, 2012

A big, puffy, gay, cloud of Pet Shop Boys

I Love the Pet Shop Boys, of course I do, isn't it a requisite of any pop loving person who growing up in the 80's and 90's to love and adore them?  Recently a dear friend came up with this great and instant 'classic' of a quote " a big, puffy, gay, cloud of Pet Shop Boys", knowing a good thing when I hear it, I stole it immediately for this post! and because I haven't credited my friend, I think I can rightfully claim this line as my own... can't I?

Ok, onto more interesting things... now, while Neil can kind-of 'sing' live, he is obviously not ashamed to  mime when required! Bless! so let me present a few classic television performances and be prepared to be carried away in a big, puffy, gay, cloud...of Pet Shop Boys.

 'Rent' on Top of the Pops, Great synth sounds and classic Neil Tennant lines like- 'I love you, you pay my rent' & 'You phone in me in the evening on hearsay and brought me caviar'

'Love comes quickly' on Top of the Pops... Do I even need to say 'great synth sounds'? Plus the  brilliant opening line: "sooner or later this happens to everyone, to everyone."

Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This (The Brit Awards - 1988) 

- Yes it is poorly mimed  by Dusty, but how amazing does she look? Plus, Chris.. what can I say, I initially thought he was wearing fishing waders... anyway, he looks so bored I love him! 



Pet Shop Boys - Can You Forgive Her? (Top Of The Pops - 1993). Ridiculous, but great performance! I love the outfit and 'glasses/hat' from the 'Very' period. One does have to ask Chris what are you exactly doing in this one? More great lines like: "You drift into the strangest dreams of youthful follies and changing teams"


'Opportunities (lets make lots of money)'- on 'Top of the Pops'. Chris is on the synth drums for a change!! I think it's best to refrain from commenting on Neils outfit and those white gloves...


Lastly, a Pet Shop Boys Medley (With Brandon Flowers & Lady GaGa), From the BRIT Awards 2009, where the Pet Shop Boys received an award for 'outstanding contribution to music'.
Bless! The only weak moments are from their recent LP 'Yes'.. the less said the better....



  1. I have a soft spot for Pet Shop Boys as well and Brandon Flowers is my hero!

    1. I mentioned this blog to someone (younger than me) the other day and they responded with "wow, now you're really showing your age!'. I was puzzled and thought:
      a) aren't the Pet Shop Boys relevant anymore in pop music? There Last LP 'Yes' Was only released in 2009

      b) OMG this is what I would have said to someone older than me 10 or more years ago... I guess I am now officially 'old' (as seen by the younger generation) :-)

    2. Well, like they say, time waits for no one! We're old.