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Pet Shop Boys – Left to my own devices

“Left to my own devices” marked another successful shot in Pet Shop Boys’ track of records. They released the song on November 14, 1988. A very short time after the album “Introspective” and after the first single “Domino Dancing“,

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October 1988

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80and30 Throwback to October 1988

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Introspective on the Genius

Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing

“Domino Dancing” announced, in September 1988, the incoming of a new Pet Shop Boys’ album. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe came from two album of incredible success. They really stood among the icons of the 80s. They really stood at the same level of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet,

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The heart of a vampire

Pet Shop Boys – Heart

“Heart” is one of the best examples of the absolute genius of Pet Shop Boys. The song was released in mid March 1988 as the last single taken from the album “Actually”. A nice song, of course, maybe simpler than many others, at first sight,

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Few plans, but very smart

Pet shop Boys – Always on my mind
After all, everything Pet Shop Boys ever did was smart, exactly like “Always on my mind”. In autumn 1987 they worked to create a mini-movie with the songs of their album “Actually”. They work with a director, Jack Bond, maybe brother to the most famous James,

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Fascinating songs

Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield – What have I done to deserve this?

“What have I done to deserve this” is a fascinating song. I mean, some songs are fascinating. Maybe they are not the best ones in a career, have nothing to share with all the others,

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A life in sin

Pet Shop Boys – It’s a sin

“Its a sin” is about a life in sin. It’s Neil Tennant’s, according to this song. Which is actually autobiographic about the frustration of catholic education in his dark period at the college of St. Cuthbert (or something similar) in Newcastle.

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The problems of suburbs

It was really a problem already in the 80s. Suburbs, banlieues, favelas, in many zones entering a suburban zone at the wrong time can be a real danger! Of course, it all depends: if you enter Suburbia, you might end up meeting the Pet Shop Boys!!

#quotefromthe80s
Break a window by the town hall
Listen,

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A world of opportunities

I was thinking that today the word opportunity is quite common, which is probably normal when things are not really great: everything becomes a big opportunity, everyone proposes you great opportunities… But already #30yrsago someone was talking about opportunities in a very clear way! Who could it be,

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