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Pet Shop Boys Biography
Postmodern ironists cloaked behind a veil of buoyantly melodic
and lushly romantic synth pop confections, the Pet Shop Boys' cheeky,
smart, and utterly danceable music established them among the most
commercially and critically successful groups of their era. Always
remaining one step ahead of their contemporaries, the British duo
navigated the constantly shifting landscape of modern dance-pop with
rare grace and intelligence, moving easily from disco to house to
techno with their own distinctive image remaining completely intact.
Satiric and irreverent -- yet somehow strangely affecting -- the Pet
Shop Boys transcended the seeming disposability of their craft,
offering wry and thoughtful cultural commentary communicated by the
Morse code of au courant synth washes and drum-machine rhythms.
Pet Shop Boys formed in London in August 1981 when vocalist Neil
Tennant (a former editor at Marvel Comics who later gained some
notoriety as a journalist for Smash Hits magazine) first met
keyboardist Chris Lowe (a onetime architecture student) at an
electronics shop. Discovering a shared passion for dance music and
synthesizers, they immediately decided to start a band. Dubbing
themselves the Pet Shop Boys in honor of friends who worked in such an
establishment -- while also obliquely nodding to the sort of names
prevalent among the New York City hip-hop culture of the early 1980s --
the duo's career first took flight in 1983, when Tennant met producer
Bobby O Orlando while on a writing assignment. Orlando produced their
first single, 1984's West End Girls. The song was a minor hit in the
U.S. but went nowhere in Britain, and its follow-up, One More Chance,
was also unsuccessful.
Upon signing to EMI, the Pet Shop Boys issued 1985's biting
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money). When it too failed to
attract attention, the duo's future appeared grim, but they then
released an evocative new Stephen Hague production of West End Girls,
which became an international chart-topper. Its massive success
propelled the Pet Shop Boys' 1986 debut LP Please into the Top Ten, and
when Opportunities was subsequently reissued, it too became a hit.
Disco, a collection of dance remixes, was quickly rushed into stores,
and in 1987 the duo resurfaced with the superb Actually, which launched
three more Top Ten smashes -- It's a Sin, a lovely cover of the
perennial Always on My Mind, and What Have I Done to Deserve This?,
a duet between Tennant and the great Dusty Springfield. A documentary
film titled It Couldn't Happen Here was released the following year.
Also in 1988, Pet Shop Boys issued their third studio LP, the eclectic
Introspective. The single Domino Dancing was their final Top 40 hit
in the U.S. The following year, the duo collaborated with a variety of
performers, most notably Liza Minnelli, for whom they produced the 1989
LP Results. They also produced material for Springfield, and Tennant
joined New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny
Marr in the group Electronic, scoring a hit with the single Getting
Away with It. The Pet Shop Boys reconvened in 1990 for the muted,
downcast Behavior, produced by Harold Faltermeyer. 1991 saw the release
of their hit medley of U2's Where the Streets Have No Name and
Frankie Valli's Can't Take My Eyes Off You, and was followed in 1993
by Very, lauded among the duo's finest efforts to date.
After a three-year absence, the Pet Shop Boys resurfaced with
Bilingual, a fluid expansion into Latin rhythms. Nightlife followed in
1999 and sparked the dance club hit New York City Boy. On the success
of that, they also toured the U.S. for the first time in eight years.
While on tour, Tennant and Lowe were also collaborating with playwright
Jonathan Harvey. Since 1997, the three had been crafting a musical
surrounding gay life and societal criticisms. Closer to Heaven made its
West End debut in 2001 and had a successful run for most of the year.
The Pet Shop Boys' score of the original cast recording was also a hit
in the U.K. They still had time to make a record for themselves, too --
in April 2002, Tennant and Lowe issued Release. Disco 3 was compiled
for release the following year. In 2005, they put together a volume of
the Back to Mine series and released their soundtrack designed to
accompany the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin, a soundtrack they'd
performed a year earlier at a free concert/screening in Trafalgar
Square. A year later they issued Fundamental, a mature, sometimes
political album produced by Trevor Horn. The live album Concrete: In
Concert at the Mermaid Theatre appeared at the end of the year. ~ Jason
Ankeny, All Music Guide
Written by Jason Ankeny