Most recent updates: October 27, 2014

This Week's PSB Survey
Not counting the Pet Shop Boys themselves, who do you think is/was the best remixer from among those who have officially remixed at least three different Pet Shop Boys songs. And of them, who would you most like to remix one or more PSB tracks in the future?

The best remixer
Would most like him/them
to remix PSB again
Brothers in Rhythm
Stuart Crichton
David Jacob
Bob Kraushaar
Julian Mendelsohn
David Morales
Shep Pettibone
Stuart Price
Ralphi Rosario
Tom Stephan
Trouser Enthusiasts
Xenomania

Current Results            This Week's PSB Survey

Notes:

  • To see which PSB songs each of the remixers above remixed, please visit my page that lists (in alphabetical order) all of the Pet Shop Boys' official remixers. But for your convenience, here's a breakdown:
    • Brothers in Rhythm: DJ Culture, Go West, How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? We All Feel Better in the Dark
    • Stuart Crichton: Flamboyant, In Private, Miracles
    • David Jacob: Don Juan, Jack the Lad, Losing My Mind, Paninaro, We All Feel Better in the Dark
    • Bob Kraushaar: In the Night, Somewhere, Violence
    • Julian Mendelsohn: Always on My Mind, Being Boring, Heart, It's Alright, Suburbia, This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave, What Have I Done to Deserve This?, Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You), Yesterday, When I Was Mad
    • David Morales: How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More, New York City Boy, So Hard, Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You)
    • Shep Pettibone: Always on My Mind, Heart, Left to My Own Devices, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money), West End Girls, What Have I Done To Deserve This? You Know Where You Want Wrong
    • Stuart Price: Memory of the Future, Vocal, Love Is a Bourgeois Construct, PSB Hits Medley
    • Ralphi Rosario: Break 4 Love, To Step Aside, Minimal, We're the Pet Shop Boys (version with Robbie Williams), Did You See Me Coming?
    • Tom Stephan: New York City Boy, Sexy Northerner, Minimal, Up and Down
    • Trouser Enthusiasts: A Red Letter Day, Discoteca, Somewhere
    • Xenomania: All Over the World, Love etc. More Than a Dream, Pandemonium, Vulnerable, The Way It Used to Be

  • I realize, of course, that most of you would probably want to be able to choose from a much larger list—that is, everyone who has ever officially remixed a PSB song, or at least those who have remixed more than one. But the sheer numbers involved in those cases would have made this a very challenging survey to set up and maintain. So I ask your understanding that I've made my life a little easier by limiting this survey to just those remixers who have officially remixed at least three different PSB songs. Even with this limitation, however, I wouldn't be one bit surprised if I've inadvertently overlooked someone. I hope you will forgive any such failings on my part. I would truly love to be perfect, but I haven't yet managed to achieve that blissful state.

  • I also realize that in some cases it may be impractical or even impossible for some of the people listed above to remix any future PSB tracks. But please make your choice as if it were indeed possible.

  • As in all of my polls in which you can make more than one choice, my survey service provider automatically calculates the "Current Results" based on the total number of votes, not the total number of voters, which results in deceptively low percentage figures. When I post the final results at the end of this poll, I will calculate them based on the number of voters, which will yield more reasonable percentages.

What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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