Neil Tennant Quotes.
I didn’t want to wear a checked shirt and grow a mustache – that’s what you had to do, and everyone did.
At one time musical theater, particularly in the ’40s and ’50s, was a big source of pop songs. That’s how musical theater started, really – it was just a way of linking several pop songs for the stage.
I’m always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it’s about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it’s about love in the drug culture.
She’s a very charismatic character, and she holds the whole play together.
There’s also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups. Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions. He wants to maintain his integrity.
When I was I younger I didn’t want to be gay. Not because I was scared of the sexual thing; I didn’t want to be a clone. Now this was in the late ’70s.
For a while we were chasing a book by Graham Greene to do Brighton Rock as a musical. We didn’t get the rights, so we decided to create something from scratch, with Jonathan. By that time we were big fans of his work.
I’ve got the brains, you’ve got the looks, let’s make lots of money
The big gay clubs like Heaven started having mixed nights in the late ’80s.
She’s been a smack addict, she’s had big success in Europe in the ’70s, and she’s lost everything. She’s been rediscovered in the ’80s, and as we meet her she’s just about to sign a new recording contract.
I think we’ve come a long way since then. The big thing that changed was when ecstasy came along in Britain.
I think there’s an element where people get very comfortable in their ghetto. Which is fair enough.
Because some people have sex with people of the same sex, an entire culture has been created, broadly speaking, out of oppression. Which in a rational world would not be an issue.
A lot of what used to be known as gay culture – broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp – has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it’s just sex.
It’s fundamental that what we do only exists in our own universe. When you like Pet Shop Boys, you are in our world.