Author(s): Chris Heath
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.