Vintage Vinyl: Pet Shop Boys

I’ve been delving into my record collection again.

This time here are two 1987 singles from the Pet Shop Boys!

What have I done to deserve this? and Always on my mind

This is one of my all-time favourite songs, from the classic album actually.

I’ve previously written about how much I love actually:

I was thirteen when I bought this. I already had the 7″ single What have I done to deserve this and decided to take the plunge and buy the whole album.

It is an absolute classic, and full of hits: What have I done to deserve this?, Rent, Heart, It’s a sin.

Neil Tennant didn’t look like a typical pop star, and I really wanted to be Chris Lowe; he seemed effortlessly cool, so unsmiling and just standing there behind his keyboards.

I finally bought actually on CD, in 2001, as a reissued edition with a bonus disc of additional material of b-sides, remixes and demos. It takes me right back to being thirteen and fourteen, and remains one of my most treasured possessions.

Always on my mind was another massive hit for the Pet Shop Boys in 1987, and I remember buying this single because it wasn’t on the album.

1987 was a vintage year for the Pet Shop Boys and I’m so happy that I kept these vinyl singles for all this time.

Click the links below for previous slices of Vintage Vinyl:

Erasure Whitney Houston Howard Jones Chaka Khan  Rufus & Chaka Khan  Terence Trent D’Arby  Lionel Richie  Wham!  Sade  Madonna  Eurythmics  Thompson Twins  1981 dance compilation  Duran Duran  my 80’s vinyl singles  Alexander O’Neal

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