ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

Meanwhile back in Montreux, the Durannies relaxed about with Frankie. Again Simon amazed onlookers by ‘mooning (i.e. pulling down his pants and flashing his bottom) for several hours, much to the delight of The Frankie Lads, in whose room the exhibition took place…

Still in Montreux, Frankies Nasher and Depeche Modes Martin Gore were intercepted running round hotel corridors, drinking Schnapps and throwing up next to fire extinguishers. And all this after various Frankies had been heard to say that they wouldnt be seen dead with “the eye-line red ones” (Modey).

And still in Montreux, the Frankies favourite word throughout the event was “weed”. Every time someone interviewed them, all theyd say was “our fave influences are weed” or “Fumez-vous weed”? How droll!…

At time of writing, Le Bon and Frankies were still inseparable, Simon having followed OToole to New York “so as I can go onstage for a couple of numbers”. Were not sure if John Taylor is entirely satisifed with this state of affairs as he tells us, “Some of us will do anything to go on stage with Frankie”…