This Friday, July 14, I will be filling in on KSCU’s legendary Dekadance program, now in it’s 22nd year, playing a four hour feature that will cover the entire career of the Pet Shop Boys culminating in playing their new release “Fundamental” in it’s entirety. Expect lots of b-sides and rarities but no “West End Girls”. The show is Friday 9PM-1AM PST on KSCU 103.3 out of Santa Clara, CA and you should be able to listen on the internet by way of the station’s website.
Originally Pet Shop Boys signed to their mentor Bobby O's record label and they credited much of their early success to lessons they learned while working with him. Here is the video for the The Flirts "Passion" which Bobby O wrote and produced decades before Felix Da Housecat sampled the song for "Silver Screen Shower Scene". Tennant and Lowe have described hearing the song as an influential moment on the direction they would take would their own music and included the track on their recent "Back To Mine" compilation:
More Bobby O video's here, here, here and here.