‘Go West’ from “Priscilla Queen Of The Desert: The Musical”
A performance of ‘Go West’ from “Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical.”
‘Go West’ was first introduced by the 1970’s disco group The Village People, the song went on to find success decades later when it was covered in 1993 by the pop duo The Pet Shop Boys.
‘Go West’ is generally understood as an expression of the 1970s sentiment of San Francisco as a utopia for the Gay Liberation movement.
In 1992, when The Pet Shop Boys were asked to perform at an AIDS charity event in Manchester, Chris Lowe of the duo selected ‘Go West’ as the song they would perform. Though singer Neil Tennant was unable to remember the lyrics during that performance, the two decided to record it as a single.