For these shows they made a series of new jingles, on the first day bought
ice creams for all the fans waiting outside, And very much enjoyed themselves.
Nevertheless "I don't know if they'll ask us again," says Chris.
"I felt we were too radical this time. Last year the public could
relate to where music was at, but this year there's too much of a divergence
between public taste And what's actually happening." Here are the
Hello, this is Neil Tennant.
I'm Chris Lowe. We're the Pet Shop Boys.
We're here live all this week on Radio One.
This is the Golden Hour.
Two Three "Runaway"
This is the Pet Shop Boys live on Radio One with the Golden Hour, playing
records from the year when Cecil Parkinson admitted having an affair with
his secretary, Sarah Keys.
Yeah, And one of the big films this year was Flash dance.
Cara "Flash dance. . . What a Feeling"
Well, if you know what the year was you can phone us on 071 6374343 or
fax us on 071 6362476.
And in this year, to give you a clue, this was the year when Boy George
was probably the biggest pop star in the world.
Turner "Let 'Stay Together"
Playing records from the year when Mrs Thatcher was reelected in a General
Election. This was also the year when the police fired 15 bullets in a
stationary yellow mill in Earl's Court And shot a man called Stephen Waldoff.
Yeah, And the Style Council had a big hit with this record.
Style Council "Long Hot Summer"
We're starting to get faxes in already. Diane Edwards, "a mega -fan
from Chelinsford", says hello. Hello, Diana. And she also says to
Chris, "Chris, I love the Cicero video".
"Rock The Boat"
Beverley Ridge from Cumbria thought she thought the year was 1984, but
she likes the show anyway. And this was 1983, the year when, believe it
or not, Malcolm Mclaren was a pop star.
Mclaren And the World's Famous Supreme Team ~ Laura Barging "Gloria"
Right, the time now is 9.30 And here's the news with Rod McKenzie.
OK, we're moving on to a new year here. That was from the year when Harold
Wilson mysteriously resigned And was replaced as Prime Minister by Jim
Callaghan. It was also the year of Donna Summer.
Summer "Could It Be Magic"
This is Bryan Ferry from the year in which Howard Hughes, the reclusive
billionaire died, and also Viscount Montgomery - Monty died as well.
Ferry "The Price 0/Love" The Isley Brothers "Harvest For
Ross "Love Hangover" Andrea True Connection "More More
The year of course was 1976. Isaac Have Movement "Disco Connection"
The time now is ten o'clock and we'll be back in a few seconds.
Hello, this is Pet Shop Boys again live. Big hello out there to the traveler's
and everyone suffering out there. Bye.
"Don't You Want Me"
Actually I had to get up at the crack of dawn this morning to get here
for 8 o'clock. Bit early for me really. But we're playing some of the
best of the new records that we like.
Ruling Diva "You Got a Believe"
Well, coming up at 10.30 we've got a fifteen minute nonstop dance mix
from Cohn Faver.
2 Bad & Hubly "Espania"
The Pet Shop Boys here live on Radio One. Just reading the latest issue
of Music Week, which is the music business sort of newspaper, and it's
interesting to see that the BBC television have finally admitted that
Top Of The Pops is in something of a state of crisis. You probably realize
that last year they rejigged the format to basically try and cut out all
the rave records, like these things that we're and now what they think
they're 801118 to do is stop going by the charts and go by the producer's
choice. So what do you think? Do you think the chart no longer reflects
people's taste intrinsic, and that we should let the Top of The Pops producer
choose it' or do you think we should go back to the old Top 40 system?
You can phone or fax us, so let us know your views on the new Top of The
Pops and how you think it should change.
Age of Love 'The Age of Love"
Well, a couple of fares just come in, one saying Up lease say hello to
all the young farmers who've just returned home trip to Sweden'. Apparently
it was brilliant and everyone had a great time. And here's one that says
"he's of to the Manchester Hacienda posse from Jane, Bob and
Claire, Stretford". Nice one. Top one. And all that stuff. (Neil
June 'Hey What's Your Name"
And Just to prove there are still some good records in the charts wet
re now going to play
Is a Dancer". Snap 'Rhythm I: A Dancer"
We'll be back in a few 'minutes with a fantastic mag a mix by Colin Faver.
Faver mag a mix
if you want to be hear more of Colin Faver, he's at Knowledge on Wednesdays
at Swiss and Rage at Heaven on Thursdays.
Wallace 'Tell Me Why"
Well, the telephone and the fax machine has been buzzing since we asked
your opinions on Top Of The Pops. Should they 50 back to the old format?
Should they get rid of rave records? Should they have more old artists?
Should they change the presenters? Allison Freser from Bidford-on-Avon
thinks Top of The Pops is "pretty flaw' and they should follow the
Top 40. Gerald Hartley from Nottingham tribe it should be chart-based
and represent new entries without repeating things Dana from Sheffield
says "bring back the Top 40" and, believe it or not, "get
the Radio One DJs back". Neil from Norwich this it should remain
as it is. Shaun from Somerset think it should go back to the old format
but with "less Ensure and more rock". Chris Jepps from Manchester
thinks it should reflect the charts. Greg from London this it should get
back to the chains. Chloe from London this Top Of The Pops is "an
obnoxious karraoky contest" and should go back to the old Top 40
And that's enough from you. Urban Shakedown 'Some Justice"
Just to continue my rant about Top of the Pops here, it seems that the
vast majority of people who've phoned or faxed in think it should go back
to the Top 40 and something more or less like the old format, so I hope
Michael Huril and all at BBC television are taking some notice of what
you all think
Last record from us.
& Sew 'Don't Stop Now"
As the show's nearly ended we'd like to do a few dedications here. We'd
like to say hello to everyone who's outside Radio One at the moment They're
all eating free ice creams at the moment. And I would like say "happy
21st birthday" to Claire Golding from Birmingham whose birthday is
So that's, UN, just about it today from ... from ... (Laughs)... blubalubbalub..
Hope you tune in again tomorrow when we've got some more great golden
oldies and some fresh new tunes.
See you then tomorrow.
Good morning, we're the Pet Shop Boys.
Starting off with the Golden Hour.
Mode Love The Silence"
What was the year? Well, it was the year when the government announced
they were going to provide £12 minion for a search into mad
cow disease - that made a lot of difference.
And Neil's favorite paper, The Independent On Sunday, was launched
Minegue 'Better The Devil You Know" nSnap 'The Power"
Playing music from the year when was reported that 32 people died in the
hurricane force winds in south Britain It was also the year when the Mayor
of Washington, Marion Barry, was arrested for the possession of crack
V 'Dirty Cash"
Other fascinating news events from this year: Labour MP Ron Brown was
found guilty or causing criminal damage to his lover's flat and famed £1,000, and at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand Welsh
weightlifter Ricky Chapman was stripped of his gold medal after a positive
Mondays EMF 'Unbelievable"
The year was 1990.
Featuring Dany 'Found Love"
That was "Menergy" by Sylvester and Patrick Cowley. This year
the British miners started a strike, and the police illegally used roadblocks
from the first time. Anyway, Shannon was doing it in the clubs
"Give Me Tonight"
It was the year when Ronald Reagan announced his decision to seek relocation
but, in spite of that, it was a great year for dance music coming out
of New York New Order went to New York and recorded this with Arthur Baker.
Order "Thieves Like Us"
Right, the following people got it wrong. Justin and Tristan at Wakefield
Design Center who thought it ~a' *77. What else? I have to start another
record while I'm talking (they both laugh)... .[ can't do everything at
once. Oh. Excellent. a Madonna... here she is.
We've had tons of phone calls with the right year- 1984.
We'll be back with some new stuff after Rod McKenzie.
Coming up this half hour we've got an exclusive unreleased Michele Jackson
mix which has been sneaked into the building by Brothers in Rhythm.
Go Go "High"
Coming up now an exclusive remix of the new Michael Jackson single, done
by Brothers In Rhythm just a few weeks ago, and it's not going to be released
in the UK; it's only going to be on US Import copies. Here it is.
Jackson "Who Is It? (Brothers In Rhythm House Mix)"
Right, well coming up after the news we've got today's megamix by the
tap Pack If you're going out clubbing tonight here's a few to check out.
The Beny Ford Clinic at the Wag.
Abba at Bar Industrial in London with Fat Tony DJing tonight.
(laughing) Ciao Baby at the Fridge in London -with Mark Lawrence and Mark
Andrews plus a live show by Caged Muscle.
I'd just like to say happy birthday to my brother Simon in Manchester
whose birthday it is today.
"Make You Whole"
Thanks to the Rap Pack for that Excellent. mix. Here's two tracks coming
up from Liquid.
"Sweet Harmony" Liquid "House (ft A Feeling)
That's all from us, the Pet Shop Boys, today.
Yeah, thanks a lot for listening. We'll be back tomorrow and.... ....
hope you're listening in.
Bowie "Boys Keep Swinging"
What was the year?
Hernander "Born To Be Alive"
Yes, this is the Pet Shop Boys live on Radio One FM, playing records from
the year when the Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to become its leader
after 14 years of exile in France.
bee Gees "Tragedy"
way Army "Are 'Friends 'Ekctric"
It was the year of Gary Numan and The way Army, and also the year that
rail strikes began in the UK, and Mrs Thatcher became the first women
Costello "Oil per's Army"
We've got a fax here from Jim Lawrence who says "Neil and Chris,
I think the year for part one in 1977, but I'm probably wrong as usual.
Keep up the good work" Well, he is wrong actually (laughs).
Summer and Barbara Streisand "No More
(Enough Is Enough)" The Clash "London Calling"
The year, of course, was 1979.
Right, this is the Pet Shop Boys, back with the second part of the Golden
Hour, and another brilliant record. But what was the year?
"Let Me Love You Tonight"
That was Kariya, from the year when Arthur Scraggily was reelected as
president of the National Union of Mine workers.
& Womack "Teardrops"
This was the year that hundreds of nurses marched on Parliament in support
of more money for the NHS, and pay claims.
"Theme From S'Express"
It was the year that Bank Of England pound notes ceased to be legal tender,
Andy Warhol's art collection went on sale at Sotheby's in New York and
we made a record with Patsy Kensit.
Wonder "I'm Not Scared" Johnny Kemp 'Just Got Paid"
This is the Pet Shop Boys live, saying hello to (long list of names who
have all guessed the year right).
Y~ So has Mark Ridley from Country Durham.
That's Mary Ridley, actually.
Oh., is it? (Pause) Oh. yeah, what did I say?
(Laughs) Well there you go. And this is - what is it? - "Break 4
"Break 4 Love"
The year was 1988, the year when Bros. were unavoidable.
"when Will I Be Famous?"
Well, that's the end of the Golden Hour.
Kicking off pan two of our show with Messiah and "I Feel Love"
Messiah "I Feel love"
Coming up at 10.30 we've got today's megamix Slip Mat ......... (Laughs)...
Slip Man and Lime, otherwise known as 812.
June 4 Hey What's Your Name"
I wonder if you can work out who this is.
George "The Crying Game"
This is, of course, Boy George with a preview of his new twelve-inch remix,
-The Crying Game", coming out in the end of August.
Rat Pack "Taking You Higher"
That was the Rat Pack, who did our megamix yesterday if you want to check
"Don't You Want Me"
Got millions of fares coming in here today, There's one... nice one here
from the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds they says "Chris, keep
on raving" and "Neil, you're still a sex God", even though
I'm... of course I'm really a middle-aged man. "And if Dainton is
around, can he say hello too?" Well, Dainton, who actually works
for us, and you might have seen in the "So Hard" video, is coming
in later, so maybe we'll... we'll put him on the air.
Another one, fax here, from Robes in where is it? - Brighton or somewhere.
Oh no, Sevenoaks. Saying - what does he say? - can he watch us cut a record
in the studio? ER, no. (Neil Laughs) "Not any chance of a signed
record or photo?" No. Actually possibly. Anyway....
Oh' he can have a signed photo, can't he?
This record is "Lock Up", Zero B.
Let's just shut up and listen to it shall we?
B "Lock Up"
This is a record we weren't going to play (laughs)
it's on our own label and ft kind of seems a bit Cheeky actually we're
getting loads of requests to hear this - It's the new twelve-Inch remix
from Cicero. And if you want to see Cicero he's playing tonight at Markeaton
Park, Derby. Dainton's here - he's going up with him. What time's he going
to be on' Dainton?
About between seven and eight.
Between seven and eight, so it shouldn't be too late a night for you.
You'll be in bed by ten
"Heaven Must Hare Sent You Back To Me"
Got a bit of a complaint here from the entire stall of Nixon Studios in
Dale Street' Manchester, who say "can't you stop playing all this
dance rave rubbish and play something decent from the hit parade like
Elvis or the Beetles?" I think, Brian from Nixon Studios, you're
in a bit of a time warp. This is the 1990; you know, not the mid Sixties.
Dee "Anita No Substitute"
You're listening to the classic sound of Papa Dee there. I've got a fax
here saying, what am I wearing? Some aftershave, really. Here's another
great record coming up.
"Work it Out"
That's just about it for today. We'll be back again tomorrow.
We'll be back with more manufactured pop tomorrow.
Springsteen "Dancing In The Dark"
Yeah, the fares are coming in. Rob, Jase and Paul at Lockwell's in AIbridge
think the year in 1983. I'm afraid it's not. And everyone at the neon
tube manufacturers in Globe Road, Leeds, thinks it's 1986 - well, it Anita
For Africa We Are The World"
Well I think that's given the year away. The year of Live Aid was of course
1985. That's USA For Africa and "We Are The World". Actually,
I love Bob Dylan on the record.
Flirts "You And Me"
Moving back in time to the year when President Nixon called a halt to
the US offensive in Vietnam. This is the Temptations.
Temptations "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"
We interrupt this record now for a news flash.
Mackenzie: Thanks very much indeed for letting us in Let me give you what
we have just heard. Three British competitors are being sent home from
Barcelona from the Olympic Games. This is after some drug tests... We
have no clue as to the identity of those three names so we will keep you
posted with the latest information as we get it.
Hi, we're back with T. Rex.
Rex "20th Century Boy"
It was the year when Glam. rock was at its height and even I used to go
to college with dyed hair, a Ziggy Stardust haircut, platform shoes and
Oxford bag trousers. We all loved Roxy Musk.
The controversial film Last Tango In Parts opened in London, and Paul
McCartney is charged with growing pot on his Scottish farm. First Choke
"Armed And extremely Dangerous
Thomas "Why Can't We live Together"
Well, the year was 1973.
I'd like to say hello to Sarah who works for Young & Rubicam at Greater
wants us to play "Break 4 Love" again, but we Anita, I'm afraid.
Orgasm "Mood Eruption"
I'd just like to say hello to Steph, Jo, Dave, Kev and all the Wales travellers.
Bowie "Your Love"
Coming up we've got today's megamix, but before that.. (Laughs)...
I keep for getting what we're playing.
Looks at the script.
Oh that's it. Love & Sas again.
Sax "Don't stop Now"
We've got tons of faxes in here. Rob and Melissa from Electric Marketing
in London SW9 say "we usually listen to Woman's Hour but discovered
you on Tuesday. Behave groovy, boys, and play the Felix record again".
Actually we're going to play it tomorrow.
One here to the Pet Shop Boys Crew, Hard-core 92- "keep playing the
hard-core techno sounds of the Nineties. It's the music that people want
And Rick and Phil from Chippendales 'Type in Otley, West Yorkshire, say
"please play the Grateful Dead." Well I don't know about that,
but we have got the Club Guide. We've also got a fax here ....... actually
someone thinks the beetrecord we've played yesterday was "Heaven
Must Have Sent You flack To Me" by Cicero. This is Smoggy from Edinburgh.
Dainton's just arrived. How did Cicero's gig go last night then, Dainton?
It was great. It was a good day. It was a good night.
Was he rocking' the house?
Oh, we stomped it. We rocked the gaff.
(Laughs) And this is Bananarama's latest single.
That's Bananarama and "Moving' On", The Spagana Dub... and this
is "Espania", I think the most popular record we've played all
were Good 2 Bad & Hubly "Espania"
Well we said we weren't going to play Felix but we've had so many requests
for it that we are going to play it now. And here it is. We can read out
a few faxes as well before we say good-bye today. Got one here from the
Gunners shop, couflesy of Arsenal Football Club, from Sarah, Scotties
and Amy Hello to you.
I'd like to say hello to Mick wheelhouse of Leeds, and also to my sister-in-law
Sarah who's just given birth to a baby girl. Well done.
Mouse Computer Graphics and Design saying...
Can you make less noise, Dainton, Please?
... saying, ER, what is it, "Work starts at 11 o'clock this week,
because we're dancing from nine". Felix "Don't You Want Me"
Well, that's all from us for today.
We'll be back tomorrow for our last day on Radio One FM. Normal service
with Simon Bates to be resumed on Monday. See you
Be there or be a circle.
Good morning. We're the Pet Shop Boys.
Welcome to our last morning live on One FM.
What was this year? Well, Sabrina Johnston was in the Top Ten - numbers-
with "Peace". It was also the year of "Yin Peaks.
That was Moby and here is another clue - this was the year that Wining
Mandela went on trial in South Africa.
Army 0f Lovers "Crucified"
Pet Shop Boys live on One FM with the golden year when the Italian Sports
Federation announced that tests revealed that Diego Maradona had taken
cocaine and he was given a one year worldwide ban.
"Losing My Religion"
Playing records from the year when three mortar bombs were fired at Downing
Street from a van parked in Whitehall and one of the bombs exploded in
the garden of 10 Downing Street
Prodigy "Your Love"
Tony H and Mike D in Northwich Manchester have guessed the year right.
So has Your in Uthecht, Holland, So we do have listeners in Europe. So
what was the year, Chris?
The year was 1991.
Box "Ride On time"
Yes, this is part two of the Golden Hour with the Pet Shop Boys playing
records from the year when Frank Bruno was beaten by the American boxer
and world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. The fight was stopped in the
Music had never been better.
Minogue "Wouldn't Change A Thing"
It was the year when the Finnish health minister came up with an interesting
suggestion that people suffering from stress should be sent on sex holidays
where they could forget their worries and recuperate m an unequivocally
Abdul "Straight Up"
Nick and Julian from Mary Hill Carpets in Briefly Hill say "Dear
Pets, had a word with Elvis last night at McDonnell Us and he really liked
your version of Always On My Mind'." They've guessed the year right
- it was, of course, 1989.
Of Life "Rhyihim Is Rhythim"
Right. We'll be back in a moment with more top tunes.
m's is the record we're getting literally dozens of requests for - "Don't
You Want Me" by Felix. For instance all the Camel's posse says "please
slam it on". We have done.
"I Feel Love" Papa Dee "Anita No Substitute"
Giles Lewis from Welling has faxed us to say, could we get a message to
a mate of his called Tallett and say if he doesn't turn tonight with his
ten quid that he owes he's going to flog his ten-inch of "Love Comes
Quickly" for thirty quid in Record Collector.
Coming up at 10.30 we've got a really brilliant megamix from Dave Seaman
who's one half of Brothers in Rhythm.
Shakedown "Some Justice"
Coming up now, the last fifteen minute dance megamix of the week Today's
is a really fabulous mix. It's by Dave Seaman.
I've got an unusual dedication here from someone who is apparently a great
fan and has really enjoyed the show this week, So we're saying hello to
the vicar of Great Chestefford, the Reverend Alan Kemp.
Got a fax here from Jimmy Reynolds, Edinburgh, who says "this for
the best music I've heard on the radio this year. I've been raving like
crazy. Your taste in Music is sound. It's about time us ravers got some
June "Hey What's Your Name"
Dainton's just fought his way into the building as usual. How many people
are outside then, D?
There's quite a few fans, and they're all well-behaved, most of them.
It's been a great week here. Most of them are regulars. So we should have
a great time next tune we come...
(laughs) Anyway, we'd like to say thanks to everybody who's been standing
outside, particularity the Putney Posse etceteras. They know who they
We'd like to thank Dave Seaman and everyone at DMC for getting all the
records together. We'd also like to thank Jill and Christine at our office.
And finally we'd like to thank Steve Hays who's been ~.... who's our plunger,
and also who has been driving us in all week This is the last record of
the week It's "Music" by Liquid.
That's just about it from us for this week Hope you've enjoyed the show
as much as we have.
Yes, thanks everyone for listening. We've had a great time. We'd like
to thank Fergus Dudley who produced the show, assisted by Clare Sturgis,
and the show was engineered all week by PK. Bye bye.
See you later.
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