Armond White Music Review of the Pet Shop Boys’ single “Go West” (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

92)   Armond White Music Review of The Pet Shop Boys’ Single “Go West”   -1993-

“The high irony of Pet Shop Boys’ single “Go West.” is also an artistic

 

 

strategy of deep feeling.  It adds an astonishing climax to Very (EMI), their new album of love songs and political songs informed by gay sensibility.  “Go West,” a disco anthem, balances nostalgia with contemporary awareness, glee with sardonicism.  This adaptation of a seventies Village People song follows the Village People formula of…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on The Pet Shop Boys version of Go West, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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