How Many Dubas?
One from the vaults here, for you whilst I’m listening to the current crop of new albums.
Bubadubadubadum (aka "All My Wasted Time") is a rare Pet Shop Boys demo from the early days, recorded well before they hit it big. It’s a simple, new waveish synthpop track; with Neil singing along to Chris’s synthesizer, but it works quite well. In fact, that potentially embarrassing "bubadubadubadum" motif is so outrageous that it comes across as charming, if naive. Lyrically spare (the same verse and chorus repeated three times), it appears to be about a guy losing patience from being "put on hold," so to speak, by a hesitant lover: "Waiting through the afternoon, one thing on my mind. But there's no way to recompense for that."
By the way, the number of "dubas" in the title seems to be a matter of dispute. It's also been written as "Bubadubadubadubadubadum."
MP3: Pet Shop Boys – Bubadubadubadum (Expired)