Pet Shop Boys
Boing! Boing! Whoops, sorry viewers. You’ve caught us during a slack moment in the “office” and Pet Shop Boy Chris Lowe is “currently” blithering on Ver Hits’ hallowed ear trumpet about his general health and well-being…
“I’m a bit jet-lagged really. We just arrived back from New York yesterday where actually, funnily enough, we were meeting Liza Minelli (rather famous actress-type who starred in Cabaret and whose mum is Judy Garland, the girlie in the original Wizard Of Oz). It looks like we’re going to be writing and recording some stuff with her. At the moment we’re planning to do half an LP with her, which is really exciting because although she’s really famous for lots of things, she’s never had a pop hit. When you meet her you think ‘Wow! That’s Liza Minelli!’ Because she looks just like Liza Minelli! Well, of course, she is Liza Minelli, if you see what I mean.” (?)
Well almost, but enough of this idle banter —
“Oooh when was that again?! You’ve got the wrong one here. Neil’s the one with the good memory. We’ve done nothing actually hahahaahaa. Oh! Well, we’ve got this new dance album coming out in October. We haven’t quite decided upon the title for it but we’ve had a few ideas. One of them was ‘At Home’ —
But before that, listeners, you’ll have the chance to cop a “lug”ful of the Pet Shop Boys’ spanking new single “Domino Dancing”.
“We recorded it when we were in America on a promotional trip. We suddenly thought whilst we were in America that we’d like to record this Latin-sounding song we’d just written. So we phoned this producer called Lewis A. Martinée, who did all the Exposé records (dodgy girly trio who haven’t had a snifter of a hit in Britain) and he was really keen, so we just flew to Miami and did it!”
So what it’s all about?
“I think it’s all about a relationship where one of them is still madly in love with the other one, but that one —
“So that’s going to be be one of the tracks on the dance LP —
So! Is Chris Lowe himself planning to sport any stunning new “creations” for our visual delight in the near future?
“Well, actually. I’ve just been wearing shorts and T-shirts in recent weeks.”
Does this mean —
“Oooh, I dunno about that…”