Tag: Pet Shop Boys (page 1 of 13)
So how did The Electricity Club arrive at its discerning musical ethos?
This is a very personal list of 30 tracks that shaped The Electricity Club. These are primarily songs that solidified and expanded the interest in synth or later provided hope in the face of real music snobbery and the return of the guitar in the wake of Britpop. This is the history that the too cool for school media, who think everything jumped from KRAFTWERK to Detroit Techno in one fell swoop, don't like to mention... Continue Reading ›
PET SHOP BOYS have enjoyed a lifetime spanning career, never shying from things in the spotlight, crudely observed realities and the knowhow of song writing.
Somehow they managed to stay fresh and down to earth with quality music creation, shadowing many of their contemporaries and staying on top. So 2020 plugs into the ‘Hotspot’, captured in the renowned Hansa Studios in Berlin. The album is culminating the trilogy of long players worked on by Stuart Price. Continue Reading ›
2019 was a year of 40th Anniversaries, celebrating the synth becoming the sound of pop when ‘Are Friends Electric?’ reached No1 in the UK chart in 1979.
Despite the fall of The Berlin Wall 30 years ago, there were more evident swipes to the right than there had been for a long time, with the concept of Brexit Electro becoming a rather unpleasant reality. So in these more sinister times, the need for classic uplifting electronic pop was higher than ever. Continue Reading ›
Boston-born Arthur Baker began as a DJ, but aspired to be a producer following taking an engineering course at Intermedia Studios. But his breakthrough as a producer came after he moved to New York in 1981 with ‘Planet Rock’.
With such a varied career, The Electricity Club presents a Beginner’s Guide to Arthur Baker featuring 18 tracks that cover the breadth of his influential music portfolio. Continue Reading ›
From Livingston in West Lothian to the concert arenas of the world, the rise of David John Cicero into the pop charts was swift. Following a PET SHOP BOYS concert in 1989, he managed to get a demo tape to the duo.
With the release of his appropriately titled new single 'Turned Around', Cicero kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about his album 'Future Boy', working with PET SHOP BOYS, briefly being a pop pin-up and his return to music... Continue Reading ›