Pet Shop Boys - Pet Shop Boys: Music Has Too Much Ego

Subscribe to Pet Shop Boys alerts

Pet Shop Boys think modern pop music has too much ''ego''.

The 'It's a Sin' hitmakers - who formed in 1981 - believe artists used to write ''poetry set to music'' but current chart acts use their lyrics to act as confessionals about themselves.

Neil Tenant said: ''Modern pop is all about me, me, me.

''For our generation, pop music was poetry set to music. For the younger generation, pop is a diary set to much - what you are doing and what you have done. I find it very ego-y.''

Despire their huge achievements - including record sales of over 100 million - the duo single out their 2010 Glastonbury set as a career highlight because the huge crowd they drew was so unexpected.

Neil - who is joined in the group by CHRIS LOWE - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''We were headlining the Other Stage while Muse were on the main stage. We thought billions would be watching Muse and no one watching us.

''Then we got there and were told the arena was already full. We had 50,000 people watching us and it was an amazing experience. It's always a good feeling to win over an audience that doesn't have to be there.

''We never planned it, but there we are headlining rock festivals.''


Tags: Pet Shop Boys - CHRIS LOWE - Muse - Neil Tenant - Glastonbury Festival

Subscribe to Pet Shop Boys alerts

More Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys Named Best Cover Version Ever

Veteran British pop duo Pet Shop Boys have topped a new list of the greatest cover versions of all time. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s...

Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss...

OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella 2014

Coachella 2014 will be returning to Indio, California, this spring for a two-weekend spectacular that will see some of the world's biggest performers gather in...

Pet Shop Boys New Album 'Electric' Taking On Jay-Z & Robin Thicke

After its release on 12th July, Pet Shop Boys' new album Electric climbed the charts due to rave reviews and fan excitement. Since their formation...


New Label, New Album, New Tour - Productive Times For Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys have announced a release date for a new album and have also revealed that it will be released on a new label...

It's A Sin: Pet Shop Boys Leave Parlophone After 28 Years

Pet Shop Boys have ended their long association with mainstream label Parlophone, choosing to release their new album 'Electric' through the independent music publisher Kobalt....

Pet Shop Boys - Ultimate Pet Shop Boys

The quality of The Pet Shop Boys' best moments in unquestionable. Having cottoned on to the potential of dance music fairly early, they reinvigorated British...

Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental

Pet Shop BoysFundamentalParlophoneThe ninth studio album from the iconic synth pop stars follows 2002's 'Release' and their 2005 soundtrack to 'Battleship Potemkin.' Fundamental promises so...



Pet Shop Boys Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Pet Shop Boys

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All