DJ Culture

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"DJ Culture"
DJculture.jpg
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
B-side "Music for Boys"
Released 14 October 1991
Format CD single, 7", 12" promo
Recorded 1991
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:13
Label Parlophone / EMI
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys, Brothers in Rhythm
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Jealousy"
(1991)
"DJ Culture"
(1991)
"Dj culturemix"
(1991)
"Dj Culturemix"
DJculturemix.jpg
Single by Pet Shop Boys
B-side "Music for Boys (Part 3)", "Overture to Performance"
Released 1991
Format CD single, cassette single, 12"
Recorded 1991
Genre Synthpop
Length 5:51
Label Parlophone / EMI
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"DJ Culture"
(1991)
"Dj culturemix"
(1991)
"Was It Worth It?"
(1991)

"DJ Culture" is the first single released by British electronic music group Pet Shop Boys from their singles collection album Discography: The Complete Singles Collection. The single peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart in 1991. Another version of the song, remixed by The Grid and entitled "Dj culturemix" was also released as a single and entered the UK charts at number 40. The B-side was "Music for Boys".

According to the singer Neil Tennant, the song concerned the insincerity of how President George H. W. Bush's speeches at the time of the First Gulf War utilised Winston Churchill's wartime rhetoric, in a manner similar to how artists sample music from other artists.[1] The video clip alternately features Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe as a pair of doctors, a pair of soldiers in desert combat dress, a judge presiding over Oscar Wilde (the line "And I my lord, may I say nothing?" is a close paraphrase of Wilde's comment after being sentenced to hard labour for homosexual practices) and a football referee and fan.

The French sample in the song is taken from the 1950 Jean Cocteau movie Orphée: in it coded and poetic messages are sent over the radio.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7": Parlophone[edit]

  1. "DJ Culture"
  2. "Music for Boys"
  • also the track listing for the US 7" releases on EMI.

UK 12": Parlophone[edit]

  1. "DJ Culture" (Extended mix)
  2. "Music for Boys"
  3. "Music for Boys (Part 2)"

UK CDs: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "DJ Culture"
  2. "Music for Boys"
  3. "DJ Culture" (Extended mix)

UK 12" and CDs: Parlophone ("Dj Culturemix")[edit]

  1. "Dj Culturemix" - 5:51
  2. "Music for Boys (Part 3)" - 5:37
  3. "Overture to Performance" - 6:15

Track 2 is a remix by Motiv8

Track 3 is an orchestra medley featuring "It's A Sin", "Being Boring", "Opportunities", "So Hard ", "Jealousy", "Suburbia", "How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?", "What Have I Done To Deserve This?", and "West End Girls".

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 130
Finnish Singles Chart[3] 6
German Singles Chart 19
Irish Singles Chart 7
UK Singles Chart 13
Swedish Singles Chart 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Anecdotal Antidote
  2. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry (submitted to charts.mail@aria.com.au), received 15 July 2015". imgur.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.