ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

STEPHEN ‘TIN TIN DUFFY: The Ups And Down (10 Records) Fact: Stephen Duffy sounds like Marc Almond singing with a clothes peg on his nose. Voice aside, the music (produced by a confusingly wide variety of people, including J.J. Jeczalik from the Art Of Noise) is mainly fast, commercial pop. Two instrumentals and one bleak, piano-accompanied ballad add some variety but overall, the songs are nowhere as strong as “Kiss Me”. The one exception is “Believe In Me”, a catchy, obvious choice for another single. (5 out of 10)