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22 September 1986


On September 22, 1986, a re-recorded version of ‘Suburbia’, a song inspired by the Penelope Spheeris film of the same name about a group of disenchanted rebellious youths in suburban Los Angeles, was released. “It’s about a riot happening in some decaying suburb. It’s just the description of the riot happening and then the aftermath”. On the B‑side was the first version of “Paninaro”, named after an Italian youth cult and featuring a quote they both liked that Chris has said on a TV show: “I don’t like country and western, I don’t like rock music, I don’t like rockabilly … I don’t like much really, do I? But what I do like, I love passionately.”




Purple zone (The Remixes)

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys