Pet Shop Boys versus America by Chris Heath
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
Hardback / 296 pages