12 June 2006

Pet Shop Boys latest album - Fundamental

Fundametal is the fifteen album released by Pet Shop Boys on 19 May in Europe, 22 May in UK and 30 May in Canada and 27 June in the USA.

Being a fan of this band since 1981, I bought the album (imported) at Ampang Park for RM48.90.

The album was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Trevor Horn and it features eleven new Pet Shop Boys compositions, and "Numb," written by Diane Warren (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe originally planned to have "Numb" be one of two new tracks on PopArt, but opted instead for "Miracles" and "Flamboyant.")

The album is dedicated to two executed Iranian youth called Mahmood Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni.

Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni were Iranian Arab teenagers from the province of Khuzestan who were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in Mashhad, northeast Iran, on July 19, 2005. The teenagers' crime was being gay, although the Iranian regime added trumped up charges.


SooHK said...

Pet Shop Boys still around? umm maybe will try to listen to this album..

Chan Kok Kuen said...

Yah, Pet Shop Boys are still around. It has been a long long time since they have come out with an album, that's why people (who are ordinary listeners) tend to forget them. As for me, I have been their since since they first release their first album and have enjoyed all the album they have since released.