3AM Eternal: Pet Shop Boys “Some Speculation” (1994)


This dark, moody number about the power of jealousy and the rages of a passionate, obsessive heart came from Pet Shop Boys’ prolific early 1990s, from their Very period. “Some Speculation” is a darker affair than that album, which is probably the best explanation as to why it only slipped out as a b-side. Pity, as this era produced some brilliant pop tunes that were regulated to second-class status. (This would prove fortuitous, though, when the duo released their b-side compilation Alternative, as it made the second disc of the collection feel like the great lost Pet Shop Boys record.

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