ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”


HÉ STRANGER, have you got a story? Outside bet says Anne Pigalle comes from Birmingham. Im not a betting man (leastways on rainy work days) and she aint too free with her past. And why should she be? So, lets invent her future.

Hé Stranger becomes a massive international hit, Americans choke on ‘An American In Paris, drink too much Pernod. Anne stays inside her large white mac and says: “Pop music and rockn roll has lost its edge. Classical music and jazz is clearer, it has more purity … mentally.”

Anne takes a holiday, refutes suggestions that her mac, her accent, her Jacques-Brel-shakes-hands-with-Edith-Piaf represent a Francophile wet dream and says: “I like to play with images, I like to look good in pictures … thats what French people wear, its quite tongue in cheek …” Is it? I dont know … it is a good record though.

Jim Reid