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Outsiderdom: The Pet Shop Boys

Mat Snow, Q, August 1988

The Pet Shop Boys have played live once, never toured and only grudgingly socialize with the pop fraternity. They've stoutly refused to take the conventional route to popularity yet they command a vast international following. Mat Snow samples life "slightly to the left of Stock Aitken Waterman".

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