Pet Shop Boys “A New Life” (B-Side of “What have I done to deserve this?”) 1987
At night it hits me cold, there’s so much more to life than I’ll ever know. I look around and I realize it’s time to make a move, though you won’t sympathize. Stars collect overhead, they look down on the channel and our lives grown dead. Cars pass on through the night. How do you get to heaven if you never try? New life, new love, where’s the heart I was dreaming of? I need a new hope, new dream, another heart in a different scene. Make a firm decision, it’s time to go. That’s for you to find out and for me to know. No more hard times or petty crimes. Forget that life I have left behind. The night goes by, leaving you behind me as I fly, then rise. The day and night sky. How do you get to heaven if you never try? New life, new love, where’s the heart I was dreaming of? I need a new hope, new dream, another heart in a different scene. A new life, it’s so hard to find. A new love, it’s so hard to find. The night goes by, leaving you behind me, as I fly. There lies the day in that sky. How do you get to heaven if you never try? New life, new love, where’s the heart I was dreaming of? I need a new hope, new dream, another heart in a different scene.
epic fail. I like the music but it’s not in the right order, there are parts of the original lyrics missing and I always have the feeling that Theo doesn’t really understand what the song is about (although he surely does) because his intonation isn’t right. Beyond that his pronouncation of ich, mich, dich… starts correctly and then turns wrong which I don’t understand because it’s a recording and you can re-record as often as you like until it’s as perfect as possible.
O.K. I stop here, hahaha, and YES, I’M A FREAK BUT I FUCKING LOVE THE ORIGINAL AND KNOW EVERY SINGLE PART OF IT BY HEART.
Nevertheless I downloaded it and listen to it (cringing but I do).
Adam Anderson: The worst thing about the interview was that beforehand we specified some things. We were friendly, but we asked them not to call us “The Hurts” and that we didn’t want to dwell on the Eighties. First question: “So, The Hurts, tell us about the Eighties.”
I can imagine the amount of people killed in Adam’s head because they called them “The Hurts”.
“Fronted by the heroically impressive figure of Theo, a sharp-cheekboned panda-eyed hybrid of Billy Idol and George Michael who isn’t averse to wearing giant white Wham!-style t-shirts when the occasion demands, DAGGERS are men (and a woman) on a mission to bring the passion, poise and poison of the early ’80s kicking and sneering into the fairly new millennium..”
Honestly whatever Royksopp touches turns even more golden than it already was. This stellar remix can be found on the Depeche Mode remix collection Remixes 2: 81-11. As Pitchfork reports, other brand new remixes found on this album include ones by Stargate, Karlsso and Winnberg and Eric Prydz. Two former members of Depeche Mode also contribute new remixes. Um really can I hear this whole album like now. Please.
Loving a band with all your heart is something you only understand when it happens to you. On the surface, others can see it as a petty obsession, but they'll just never know the feeling of putting so much faith into a few people on the other side of the world. It's hard to explain it to them, the listening to song after song on repeat, the waits for new albums, the excitement and surreal sensation when you finally see them live. They don't seem to understand why the lyrics booklets give you a sense of comfort, or why you paste photos of them all over your bedroom walls. And they can't understand why one band could matter to you so much. And you think to yourself 'Because they saved my life.' But you say nothing, they wouldn't understand.