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  • Published: 19 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473575684
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 296

Pet Shop Boys versus America




The cult classic, rediscovered and restored

No other pop group in recent history has faced fame with such intelligence, humour and shrewdness as the Pet Shop Boys. In 1991, the band toured North America for the first time shadowed by journalist Chris Heath and legendary rock photographer Pennie Smith. They visited fourteen cities in one month, confronting the American music industry and colliding with the likes of Liza Minnelli, Steven Spielberg and Axl Rose. This is more than a documentary of a tour; it is an unusually intimate portrait of two maverick British musicians always reluctant to compromise.

‘There was a time when the Pet Shop Boys seemed to exist entirely on radio, television and in magazines. This is the other world of the Pet Shop Boys in concert, travel and backstage, as they bring their art and glamour to America. It’s funny too.’ Johnny Marr

‘A brilliant book, to be read over and over again. How could anyone not love these men?’ NME

  • Published: 19 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473575684
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 296

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 versus America

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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