ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODs ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome (ZTT) doesnt quite fit together. The presentation, the sleeve notes, neither square with the group or their audience. The record, always a fine album track, is a bloated, self-important grand daddy of a single, more to do with the self-indulgence of early Seventies types than the vibrant, exciting, sensational scam that Frankies sales and Frankies marketing people tell us they are. It is in fact a beautifully executed piece of pomp and that has no part in the past, present or future as the full colour poster of this review might say. Disappointing.