parlando playlist #54: pet shop boys - shameless [1993]

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Parlando Playlist #23 was Randy Newman's "Shame"; now we have Pet Shop Boys' "Shameless". I like Pet Shop Boys, enough that I have several albums by them. But I didn't have "Shameless" until Gavin Edwards turned me on to this b-side (a-side: "Go West", off of Very. And the b-sides compilation Alternative* [1995]). Now it's my favorite by them. Mostly I don't want to say anything descriptive about these songs before you listen (apart from the obvious fact that I like them). But. "Shameless" is very funny.

*I don't have time to think about the best b-sides compilation ever, but it's up there.

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Comment on November 26th, 2013.

I love this song so much. I find the lyrics endlessly amusing, plus the production is fittingly over the top. In the liner notes to Alternative, they talk about how they intended for it to be an A-side, but they worked on it for so long in the studio and heard it so many times, the joke stopped seeming funny to them. It's a pity--I would have loved to have seen a video for it, and to have the world know it well.


Comment on November 26th, 2013.

I know!

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