Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Pet Shop Boys Admit: ‘We’re Like Alcoholics’

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This year marks the 20th anniversary of when the Pet Shop Boys invaded the U.S. with their first hit, “West End Girls.”

Now the band is honoring the occasion with a North American tour beginning October 10 in Montreal.

Keyboardist Chris Lowe admits the band never expected to last this long, especially since the lifespan of most pop music is five years tops.

In his words, “Pop music is a strange thing. Any other type of art – architecture or painting – you have the chance to develop your craft but pop music is considered disposable. However, in art, the things that are considered disposable are often the stuff that lasts.”

As a result, Lowe says the band refuses to consider any timetable and he says that’s because “We’re like alcoholics. We take it one day at a time.”

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