Other Sellers on Amazon
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Pet Shop Boys, Literally Hardcover – 19 March 2020
Enhance your purchase
The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most successful and unusual bands of the last five decades. They are the pop duo that proves pop music can be modern, ecstatic and playful as well as serious and intelligent, winning them legions of devoted fans throughout the world.In 1989, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe invited journalist Chris Heath and photographer Lawrence Watson to shadow them around Hong Kong, Japan and the UK as they embarked on their first-ever tour. This book is the result- an immersive portrait giving access into the duo's inner sanctum, showing them in brilliantly observed detail as they work, relax, gossip, argue and occasionally try to make sense of what they do.'As clear a picture as could be wished for of the seething mass of elegant contradictions that is thePet Shop Boys' on-the-road experience.' Independent on Sunday'This superbly reported book transcends tired rock journalism cliche. It's about what it means to be a pop star, what it means to be a Pet Shop Boy. how to love pop, hold it to a higher standard and subvert its expectations.'Laura Snapes
Frequently bought together
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
- Publisher : WILLIAM HEINEMANN - TRADE (19 March 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 368 pages
- ISBN-10 : 178515236X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1785152368
- Dimensions : 13.79 x 3.56 x 20.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 21,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Review this product
Top review from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
No, there isn't any digging deep into 'the creative process', perhaps because it charts the course of a tour rather than the recording of an album. But the wealth of observation of the PSB in action, and their sheer hilarious, bitchy bloody-mindedness (this is certainly no hagiography, which some readers might find a bit off-putting) is a delight.
Also recommended, but slightly darker, "PSB vs America".
So it's good to have this 'new edition' with updated notes.