March 31, 2006

Hmmph. PSB in peril?



So what gives? Are Pet Shop Boys getting a US release or not? Read this statement from their website:

We would like to inform American Petheads that the USA release of Fundamental is under advanced discussion at the moment. We're hoping that it will be released in the USA on the same date as the rest of the world. It is planned that Pet Shop Boys' world tour will begin in North America (Canada/USA/Mexico) in October.

Note the tour info! I cannot remember when they last toured here? I certainly have not seen them. That's the single cover above, by the by. It's due on May 8.

6 comments:

Michael said...

love that cover!

Ben said...

They toured the US back during the Release era. I went to see them in Detroit on May 27th of 2002 (yes, I still have the ticket with my LE copy of Release). Run, don't walk to go see them. Neil sounds even more amazing live than he does on disc. I was a fan before seeing the show but afterward I became obsessed.

xolondon said...

I did see them at a charity event and they were hilarious with dancers, etc. They sang a song called "Homosexuality" that I don't think is on disc.

J'ason D'luv said...

They toured the U.S. in '91 for Behavior and in '99 for Nightlife, also. Even though Release is my least fave album by them, I was very impressed with Neil. He played guitar on a lot of songs, plus had amazing showmanship. I also saw the Nightlife show, but it wasn't as good to me. You can get that live concert here on DVD (forget which city they taped it in). I think Sanctuary put it out.

trill42 said...

That is a neat cover! They're on the cover of the April issue of The Word and have a fairly chatty interview therein. Blogger toasted my write-up about it. *sob* But let's see...

"The Sodom And Gomorrah Show" was going to be the first single but the record company "suggested" they pick another song. The Word says Fundamental is their most political album yet... songs about refugees, immigration, ID cards, and "the monsters under the collective bed and the addictive properties of fear." Also, "Numb", a "grand orchestral power ballad" written by Diane Warren (who wrote Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time and Milli Vanilli's "Blame It On The Rain"). "Numb" had been turned down by Aerosmith (this amuses the PSB). They refused when she tried to get them to record a song called "Kisses On The Wind".

I am not down with the term "Petheads" but the PSB touring North America would be great!

xolondon said...

Thanks for all the info Ms. Kofi's Hat!

BTW, also thanks for the Sophie Solomon/ KT Tunstall track. it is lovely.