Do Anything You Wanna Do

Writers - Douglas/Hollis
Unreleased (2002)

This song was a 1977 hit in the U.K. by Eddie and the Hotrods, written by Graeme Douglas and Ed Hollis. The Pet Shop Boys performed it at some but not all of the dates of their early 2002 "University Tour." With its restless, rebellious lyrics about breaking free of social, economic, and political constraints, of growing and living adventurously, it seems to share something of the spirit of the Boys' own 2002 song "London."

Neil, incidentally, named the original version as one of "his" records on BBC Radio 2's Tracks of My Years the week of April 13, 2009. This weekly feature asks artists to choose songs that "changed their life." Obviously its core message resonates strongly with him.

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