ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Relax (ZTT) I played the B-side of this first by mistake, and found a dubbed-up interview with the band in which they explain how they decided to work with each other and then recount their early history. “Its not that exciting a story, really,” says one of them. I agreed with him heartily and played the A-side anyway. Basically a chant over the rhythmic vibration of the very latest digital kitchen sinks, ‘Relax is the subject of an ad campaign which suggests that one requires 19 inches to comprehend the music fully. Having only been issued with seven, I eventually made-do with about three. Presumably the band who converse so fascinatingly on the B-side are present somewhere in all the general Hornery of the A-side. As ever, I await further enlightenment.