Last week I posted my all-time favorite song of all-time and I didn’t get a single comment and that makes me sad. I don’t normally go fishing for comments but c’mon you motherfunkers, let me know what you all think of “Radio Junk.” That song is my mantra, creed and motto all rolled into one.
Pet Shop Boys
Home & Dry (Blank & Jones Dub Remix)
Home & Dry (Radio Edit – Blank & Jones)
Home & Dry (Ambient Mix)
Home & Dry (Acappella Version)
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously (Momo Mix)
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously (Reggae Zone Mix)
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously (Def Mix)
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously (Eclipse Mix)
I haven’t posted Pet Shop Boys remixes in three fucking years! How is that even possible? This blog was (unofficially) founded solely for me to post obscure remixes by super-gay synthpop artists from the 80s. I feel like I’ve really slipped up here.
It’s really not all my fault. I just don’t see that many Pet Shop Boys singles out here in Japan. Maybe they aren’t really all that popular out here. Or maybe they’re so popular that every 12″ single has already been taken. Who knows.
I actually bought these two singles a while ago if my file history is anything to be believed. I scored the “Home & Dry” single last November, and I got the “How Can You…” 12″ sometime in March of last year. Don’t know why I never got around to posting them. Maybe I just didn’t take them seriously.
A few weeks ago I was at HMV (aka my second home) and they had a 12″ disco sale. Skimming through it, I found a 12″ single of “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” featuring an extended remix. Snagged it immediately.
Two weeks later, I was at another store and found that they also were having a sale on 12″ singles. At which point I bought the exact same single of “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” for a second time, completely forgetting my purchase from just a couple weeks prior.
The kicker? I already had that remix of “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).” It was on a box set I bought years ago. I guess I should be upset or at least annoyed with myself, but whatever now I got that remix on both continents and that’s pretty dope. The only reason I’m not sharing it here is because you can get it easily and legally on most online music stores. I suggest you do so. That song is dope.
Not as dope but still dope in many ways is “Mutual Attraction,” from Sylvester’s 1986 album of the same name. That album was re-issued a few years back with some bonus remixes thrown in, but neither of these were included for some reason. There are actually very few “rare” Sylvester remixes right now, nearly all of his albums and singles are easily available on iTunes.
So, what I’m saying is, if you don’t own “Do Ya Wanna Funk” you have no funking excuse now, there are five different versions on iTunes right this minute waiting for you.