mercredi 25 novembre 2009

Dusty Springfield & The Pet Shop Boys

Everyone who knows a little bit about Dusty Springfield's career knows that she didn't enjoy much success (that's to say the least) during the 70's. It would have probably been the same during the 80's if , in 1986, two very talented pop stars, who also happened to be huge fans of her work, hadn't contacted her to sing one of their singles. The two pop stars were The Pet Shop Boys and the single was What Have I Done To Deserve This ? It was a huge hit and it totally revived Dusty's career.
Tous ceux qui connaissent un peu Dusty Springfield savent qu'elle a connu une période assez difficile ( c'est le moins que l'on puisse dire) dans les années 70 et au début des années 80. Elle ne serait sans doute jamais revenue sur le devant de la scène si deux de ses plus grands fans ne lui avaient pas proposé de collaborer à l'un de leurs singles. Les deux fans, c'étaient les Pet Shop Boys, et la chanson : What Have I Done To Deserve This ?, laquelle devint un énorme tube qui remit Dusty sur les rails (et pas de coke, cette fois-ci).


What Have I Done To Deserve This ? (1988, BPI Awards show)


Merci à Firthy2002 pour la mise en ligne.

Obviously, it's a fake live, but I chose it over the official video because it seems to be the only time Neil and Dusty performed it together on stage.
A l'évidence, c'est du playback. Mais j'ai préféré ce faux live à la vidéo officielle (dont je ne suis pas fana) parce qu'il semble que ce soit l'unique fois où Neil Tennant et Dusty ont chanté ensemble sur scène.


After that single, The Pet Shop Boys wrote another song for Dusty : Nothing Has Been Proved, which was especially composed for Scandal's OST (Scandal is a 1989 movie about the Profumo Affair). It was another hit for Dusty.
Après ce hit, en 1989, les Pet Shop Boys ont composé un autre tube pour Dusty : Nothing Has Been Proved, chanson écrite spécialement pour Scandal, un film sur l'affaire Profumo


Nothing Has Been Proved


Merci à DavenMadeleine2008 pour la mise en ligne.


Toujours en 1989, les Boys écrivent pour Dusty une dernière chanson, In Private. Encore un tube.
Still in 1989, the Boys wrote a last song for Dusty : In Private. Again, a hit.


In Private


Merci à weirdalfan1980 pour la mise en ligne.

I really like that clip. Probably because of the dead-poodle-on-top-of-your-head quality of Dusty's perm and because of her wonderfully extreme panda eyes make-up.
J'aime beaucoup ce clip. Sans doute à cause de la perm terrible façon "caniche mort sur la tête" arborée par Dusty et du fameux maquillage "panda eyes" poussé à l'extrême.


Nothing Has Been Proved et In Private sont sur l'album Reputation.
Nothing Has Been Proved and In Private are both on the Reputation album.



2 commentaires:

honeythief a dit…

When Dusty sang "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" do you think she was talking to her hairdresser? *g*

Kapellmeister a dit…

Rôôôô ! Is it a Brit pixie I'm seeing ? *g*

Regarding Dusty, yes, the hair is pretty terrible, but! But, but ... it's even worse in the official video, in which it's got that kind of butch Rod Stewart touch, which is rather funny when you know that she had spent most off her life trying to over-feminise herself for the reason we know (that is, *ahem*, "unstraightness").

But nothing would prevent me from loving her, not even a good old Rod Stewart mullet. That's how strong my love is, yes. *g*