FlinterFile: Pet Shop Boys- West End Girls
In 1985, the Pet Shop Boys re-recorded the song West End Girls. The first time they recorded it was with Bobby O, who had the drum pattern of Billy Jean programmed. Chris Lowe played with the pattern and Neil Tennant had a text ready, inspired by The Message (Grandmaster Flash), a poem by TS Eliot which inspired the collage, and a gangster movie which included the lines ‘sometimes you’re better off dead, there’s a gun in your hand that’s pointing at your head.’. All together, the story would be better told in the re-recorded version of Stephen Hague, which went to number 1 in both the US and UK. Enjoy
The Pet Shop Boys- West End Girls
Posted on February 25, 2016, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1985, bobby o, chris lowe, eighties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, gangster movie, hit, Music, neil tennant, number 1, pet shop boys, stephen hague, ts eliot, west end girls. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.