|Ah yes. Like that.|
Electric looks like being a completely different kettle of fish. From the first track released out into the wilds of youtube, Axis, where they have a couple dancing with moose heads and horns throughout the seizure inducing laser light shots it was clear that this was going to be an homage to an era that I am sad I missed. Back in the late 80s and early 90s there was something of a minor cultural revolution going on in the UK, a summer of love in which everyone knew about the 60s and had been well and truly hammered by AIDS awareness. Thing is, at the same time the Cold War was ending and there was a quiet wild abandon about everything. Nothing seemed impossible. He's blogged about it all before on here. My turn!
The video for the Boys is brilliant. There's a shot about 1.11-1.12 that shows what I so desperately wanted to do in the early 1990s but didn't. He was scared and simply didn't know that he could indulge. In essence, it tries to capture that feeling that I remember quite well. At the same time, you have a more Pet Shops experience than you perhaps had in the Axis track (below for comparison).
Finally, there is this cover that I have rolling about in my head. It's also very good, but for completely different reasons, and it too captures something of the 1990s.