OTB Latenight – Pet Shop Boys

This song has been covered by many groups. The Village People sued to keep their version not-free, so the Pet Shop Boys do an equally good version. Lots of Commie symbolism.

As a westerner this song has meaning that wasn’t intended by the authors. It is Horace Greeley. I wrote in my 2002 journey when I saw a western sunset, I knew I was back in the west. If you have seen a Western sunset, you understand. My promised land is the West.

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Richard Gardner is a “retired” Navy Submarine Officer with military policy, arms control, and budgeting experience. He contributed over 100 pieces to OTB between January 2004 and August 2008, covering special events. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


  1. Floyd says:

    GREAT!! I love a dark farce!! Well done!
    A red flag…Literally,metaphorically,AND allegorically!!!

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  3. anjin-san says:

    What are McCain and the gang at Fox News going to say if they find out you are listening to these European Mama’s boys?

  4. sam says:

    Well, West End Girls it ain’t.

  5. DL says:

    “My promised land is the West.”

    How are those western sunsets in East Los Angeles? Surely you had a different place out west in mind when you said the above -how about sharing it?

  6. Jeffrey W. Baker says:

    And remember: these are the guys who spent the entire 80s swearing they were not gay.

  7. Lovok says:

    To Jeffery W. Baker….
    Just for the record (no pun intended), they never confirmed OR denied any suspicions or allegations they were gay when they hit their high point in the 80’s. Neil DID eventually “come out”, and Chris simply doesn’t feel his sex life or preferences are relevant to what they do. How do I know? Somewhat of a PSB expert here. Don’t want to sound spiky, but you really DO need to check your facts, unless of course you enjoy being wrong in front of God knows HOW many people…You make it sound like they’re politicians! LOL