Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [AUDIO]

Wow, this is great. From Idolator:

The Pet Shop Boys have consistently remained one of the most sophisticated acts in the popular music arena for the past three decades, and the first single from upcoming album Super (out April 1) doesn’t betray any signs of them gliding off track at all. With “The Pop Kids,” we get a vivid story set in the early 1990s of a pair of friends who attended the same university in London just so they could have access to the music scene. All of this, of course, is set over a glorious, retro-sounding house track. Come for that beautifully hypnotic melody with this one, and stay for the classic spoken bit by Neil Tennant during the middle breakdown.

This might be my favorite single from them in years.

  • Gustav2

    JMG just tore his shirt off and is dancing around scaring poor Shelly under the bed.

    • JoeMyGod

      Not quite, but I did spill the soda on my desk by doing some chair-dancing.

      • TheManicMechanic

        Doin’ the Eldergay Shuffle! 😉

        • Strepsi
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  • CanuckDon

    Loved it…except for the “remember the ’90s” part. I was a pop kid a little earlier than that.

  • JoeMyGod

    “It was a wet Wednesday night
    We worried that no one would be going out
    How wrong we were
    When we turned the corner there was a queue stretching down the street
    We swept straight in and you said
    Oh, I love it
    Oh, I like it here
    Oh, I love it
    Oh, I like it here
    Oh, I am never going home
    I loved you
    They called us the pop kids”….

    • Strepsi

      Ugh, I was so cute and 1990 was such a perfect year… Dancing on E to George Michael, Black Box, and Dee-Lite! How do you say de-gorgeous?


      And it was 26 years ago! *cries into porridge* *continues chair dancing*

    • Wow, they really did see me out.

  • Jamsie

    That’s great! Thanks Joe!

  • another_steve

    What a long and incredible collaboration — Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. What is it — something like 34 or 35 years? With one hit after another.

    Other similar collaborations — though successful — were not as long-lived.

    Simon and Garfunkel come to mind.

  • Lazycrockett

    Probably the only band from the 80’s that has consistently put out top notch quality music. You may not always like what they are doing, but they are never resting on their laurels.

    • Strepsi

      I totally agree: “Love Is A Bourgeois Construct” is one of their best and most clever songs ever, and it’s only from 2013!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdQvVNxnM_s

      • Strepsi

        Off that same album, Electric, the song “Fluorescent” is also spectacular
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2pgU5UJhek

        • Lazycrockett

          I think Elysium is totally misunderstood and underrated.

        • Dale082

          Love that dark vibe!

      • ChrisNJ

        GREAT song. Agree too that it is one of their best.

    • Cousin Bleh

      There are other “80s bands” still going strong, including Depeche Mode and The Cure, both of whom have experienced ups and downs the same as PSB.

  • ChrisInKansas

    Too many great artists start to collapse after 6 or 7 albums. Thank God these two are still on top.

  • Rolf

    “Remember those days…..”
    I can see this being a big hit on dance nights in the retirement home in a decade or two….
    Where did the time go?

    • JW Swift

      Indeed. I feel such a disconnect between the way I think I feel in my head vs. the way my body actually feels. It’s hard to get myself to believe that I am as old as I actually am. My brain just does not want to accept it.

      • Strepsi

        I look better and more comfortable in my skin than I did in my 20’s… I just want the TIME back! (and the ability to stay awake past 11 ;))

        • CanuckDon

          lol….that lost ability to stay up late is a real bugger. I passed up a hot time last week because he didn’t get off work ’til after midnight and I was yawning and trying to keep my eyes open long enough to message him that we’d have to arrange another time. 🙁

        • JW Swift

          Glad that you have that going for you. Afraid I can’t claim the same. Nor was I ever entirely comfortable in my own skin, even today, although I’m probably closer to it now than ever in my life (which is still not saying much). But, yes, if I had the time back, that would be most appreciated. (Or, “if I knew then what I know now”, as they say.)

  • clouds 9

    Takes me back to the fun and young 80’s dance scene. Great song!

  • TKW

    Like it, even though the lyrics sound a bit like “Being Boring” which is my fav.

  • Aman InAmsterdam

    As much as I love PSB, the piano bit in this song sounds very much like that New Order football song World in Motion. I keep singing the words to that song (we’re playing for England) whenever I hear “we were the pop kids”. Apart from that, they boys nailed it again.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Great song! Thx for posting, Joe!!!

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    One of my prized possessions is the “Bilingual” CD signed by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant after their show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. I waited outside by their tour bus after the show. They were both very nice and their accent sooo..British! The Tabernacle is a small venue and the show ab-fab!

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