Favorite Song of the Day: King’s Cross

Tracey Thorn – King’s Cross (Hot Chip Remix)

There’s something melancholy about this song which I find immensely attractive. It’s also very British. I guess this is dance music? I think I’d rather cry than dance to this.

King’s Cross is originally by Pet Shop Boys.

Pet Shop Boys – King’s Cross

3 thoughts on “Favorite Song of the Day: King’s Cross

  1. thesecretlivesofcats says:

    Neil Tennant was having a conversation with a friend who bemoaned his own bad fortune(while The Pet Shop’s star was ascending). Mr. Tennant was telling him how you just had to “go for it!” Later, he reflected and had second thoughts about that one-sided advice. It’s about the lost and unemployed at this one train station. I think you have to know that place circa 85 to understand the imagery, so in that way it’s very British.

    Love the remix and the way it brings out the melody in a flickery, crystalline way. The original was always kinda heavy, especially tail ending a record with cheeky but bottom-line songs about crushed flowers, heartbeats and rent boys. It’s a wake-up song.

  2. Chimatli says:

    SecretLives, If only I could write like you! Ever thought about doing your own music blog? I’d be your number one fan!
    Thanks for the comment and background info. ūüôā

  3. thesecretlivesofcats says:

    Shucks, I’ve just read a lot of liner notes. But it does make me feel warm and fuzzy to hear that.

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