Most recent updates: May 26, 2017

This Week's PSB Survey
Not counting concert tickets and/or associated "VIP Meet 'n' greets," what is the highest price you've ever paid for a Pet Shop Boys-related item?*

*In the list below, $=US$, £=UK£, and ¥=JP¥. The monetary equivalents as listed here are by necessity only very rough approximations. Currency exchange rates can vary a great deal from one time to another, even from one day to the next. Please make your choice as best you can. Many currency converters are available online; here's a link to one provided by Google, but feel free to use whichever one you prefer to convert your own nation's currency. (Again, of course, the current conversion rate probably isn't what it was at the time you made your purchase.) If you don't recall the price for sure, please simply take your best guess.

No more than $25 / £19 / €23 / ¥2,780
Above $25 but no more than $50 / £39 / €45 / ¥5,560
Above $50 but no more than $75 / £58 / €68 / ¥8,340
Above $75 but no more than $100 / £77 / €90 / ¥11,125
Above $100 but no more than $150 / £116 / €135 / ¥16,690
Above $150 but no more than $200 / £154 / €180 / ¥22,250
Above $200 but no more than $300 / £232 / €270 / ¥33,370
Above $300 but no more than $500 / £386 / €450 / ¥55,615
More than $500 / £386 / €450 / ¥55,615
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What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on May 26, 2017.

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