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  • Published: 19 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473575691
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Pet Shop Boys, Literally




The cult classic, rediscovered and restored

The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most influential pop groups of all time.

Literally gives unprecedented access to a band who are frequently seen as obsessively reserved and secretive. "Pet Shops Boys Literally", written with their co-operation, shadows them around Hong Kong, Japan and Britain on their 1989 tour, revealling two pop stars in unusally intimate detail as they work, relax, gossip, argue and, every now and then, try to make sense of what they do.

Pet Shops Boys Literally describes the inspirations, the rows, the frustrations, the confrontations with obsessive fans and the earning and expenditure of vast sums of money. In this book Chris Heath presents more than the document of a tour. He traces the Pet Shop Boys' wider history and tells the extraordinary story of what it is to be a pop star today.

  • Published: 19 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473575691
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the author

Chris Heath

Chris, an investigative news writer, has written for Rolling Stone, Details, Telegraph and Sunday Times, amongst many others. His subjects have varied from Madonna and Lisa Marie Presley to politicians, murderers and artists.

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Praise for Pet Shop Boys, Literally

One of the best biographies in pop history. A phenomenal piece of observational journalism. Heath's books offers unprecedented access.

Mark Savage, BBC News

Candid, hilarious and revealing...gloriously gossipy. [They set] a benchmark for music biographies. Engrossing stuff.

Classic Pop Magazine

Candid, insightful and frequently hilarious dispatches from the front line of pop stardom. An astonishingly intimate and honest portrait of the maverick duo. Page turners of the highest order, saying more about their subjects than any “straight” biographies could ever hope to achieve.

Record Collector Magazine

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