Che Guevara And Debussy To A Disco Beat


Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EUROS on offer, we asked you what Pet Shop Boys’ best song might be.

You answered in your tens

But there could be only one winner.

In reverse order then…

The Deadly Calzone writes:

Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be ‘Being Boring’ owing to its subject matter of love, loss and life in their own eloquent and melancholic style. ‘Tis Axl Rose’s favourite song too.

The Bad Ambassador writes:

“Love etc.” owing to its central message that I…

(Don’t have to be) A big bucks Hollywood star
(Don’t have to drive) A super car to get far
(Don’t have to wear) A smile much colder than ice
(Don’t have to be) beautiful but it’s nice

As a result I’m now much more than content with my meagre salary, rust-bucket 1994 Nissan Micra, Shane MacGowan teeth and a face that looks like it caught fire and was subsequently extinguished with a shovel Life is good.

Bertie writes:

‘Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be Left To My Own Devices. I always thought listening to it is like speeding along in a car….AND it’s got the line: ‘Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat‘. What more could anyone want?!


Yupyup writes:

Pet Shop Boys’ greatest moment would have to be performing You Are Always On My Mind  on the ‘Love Me Tender’ TV special commemorating the 10th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death owing to their absolute genius ability to cover someone else’s work and make it their own.

It was a great tribute to Elvis but they tweaked the harmonies a bit and synth popped the ass out of it. It shouldn’t have worked but it really did and 30 years later it still sounds great.

They got so much praise for the tribute performance that they decided to release it as a single and it went on to be a UK Christmas number 1 keeping the first release of ‘Fairytale of New York’ off top spot.

Thanks all.

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3 thoughts on “Che Guevara And Debussy To A Disco Beat

  1. Amorphous Kerry Blob

    So basically, yee picked a cover* that kept Fairytale from the number 1 spot*.

    *Shouldn’t it be disqualified for that?

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