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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Without You is a special, special song ..

    Did he write it himself ??


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    At the moment i am listening to the Pet Shop Boys with or not with Dusty Springfield - what total legends both are of their individual genes of Music

    The Pet shop Boys totaly rocked the last 5 years of the 80s and then bringing Dusty back as they did with Nothing Has Been Proved/What Have I Done To Deserve This - proved what great PBS are as with similar collabarations with Robbie williams in the mid noughties, but this what they did for Dusty or rather what Dusty did for them "rocketed" them beyond Orbit into another Stratosphere in my opinion. All this was the late 80s to very early 90s and some of the first Music I had gottan into as a Kid I had heard bits of old Dusty Songs from the 60s my Mum played and with-in a few years equaly grew to love these/and knew the qaulity of You Don't Have To Say You Love Me/I Only Wanna Be With You etc - but as I say these collaberations to both PBS and Dusty beyond Orbit into another Straosphere

    Both Dusty's era's was immense singing wise - but compare Man U first winning the European Cup (Champions Leauge in Today's currency) and then winning it again in 199 all thos years later and that illustrates to me what a peak Dusty hit in both respective eras. On the subject of 1999 it is so sad and un-beliveable she was taken from us so early.

    How amazing and brilliant I often think it may have been if Dusty had gottan to sing collaberations/versions of the few "remotley good singers of today", like Duffy and warwick Avenue and Amy Winehouse's Valerie and Back To Black etc

    It's too tragic for words how young at 59 years old that Dusty, as England's greatest ever never to be matched Soul Singer who matched all the Mowtown Soul Singers died so young

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    Pet Shop Boys melodies were fabulous... have a listen to Years and Years. ...they remind me of them !

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    Was Neil Tennant the Julian Clary-soundalike singer in the group? (it sounds like that to me) - they did make the songs more interesting to listen to!
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Was Neil Tennant the Julian Clary-soundalike singer in the group? (it sounds like that to me) - they did make the songs more interesting to listen to!
    He kinda spoke the words rather than sing them ... I donít listen to lyrics - itís all about the melodies


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    He kinda spoke the words rather than sing them ... I don’t listen to lyrics - it’s all about the melodies
    In a pure Telly Savalas sort of way (for he was unable to sing them). Tennant still sounded like Julian Clary a bit when he spoke them.
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    Just listening to a 50s (50s!) compilation and Moulin Rouge by Mantovani came on, just as I saw this topic!

    Now, I may be old but I'm not that old! No, but I was given an EP by Monty once by my grandmother (I had mumps, she was cheering me up!).



    At the time, I didn't have many records so everything got played multiple times. This track is one I come back to every now and then.
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    Other "honurable mentions" that I have just recently recalled upon hearing them are Everything I Own by Boy Georege and/or Culture Club and The conga/Agaddoo by Black Lace - agreat group indeed who was so good at "novelty songs" I thought

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    Pick of the Pops had a 1984 chart the week before last which had Agaddoo on it - no surprise that Gambo didn't play it.

    I know I have mentioned it before, but the 7 inch record sleeve was priceless - an orange cover with our heroes (who looked ten years older than they were obviously because: A) it was the 1980s and people used to age more back then sans Sir Cliff; and: B) they were from Leeds), with spiky blond hair, loud Bermuda "I've just been on holiday" shirts and black leather "bin liner" trousers, holding cocktails with a "dolls' house" sized parasol hanging over the glasses.

    I hope you are not going to spell my name Georege, by the way...
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    And of course, Agaddoo reminded me of Russ Abbot's classic hit Atmosphere - I bet that anyone who got nostalgic over that hit were mostly those who used to stay in Butlins or Pontins in the mid 1980s (around the time when their chalets just about passed their Health and Safety standards). All a thing of the past now of course, which is almost a good thing in a way.
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