ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

Portrait of the artist as a consumer

HOLLY JOHNSON—FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

HUMAN BEINGS THAT HAVE HAD AN EFFECT ON YOU

Andy Warhol, Irma Grease, Kubla Khan, The Wooden Top Manipulators, Mum and Dad, the script writers of Trumpton.

USERS OF SUBLIMINAL ADVERTISING—BEWARE

BBC 1, NME, Ian Levine.

THOSE WITH SOUL

Stevie Wonder, George Clinton (Free Your Mind, Your Ass Will Follow—The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Within), Etta James, Lionel Richie even, Enid Blyton, Ken Livingstone, Peter Tatchell.

BODY PRODUCTS

Roger Nad Gallet Jasmine soap rubbed on by anyone at hand with a natural sponge, Crisco cooking oil, a selection of sexual deviant toys—give em what they desire.

MUSIC

Vangelis, Van Morrison, Jim Morrison, Gwen Guthrie, Edith Piaf Joni Mitchell, Grace—shes the place—Jones, Peech Boys, Buddy Mate, Motorhead, YMA Sumak, T Rex.

WRITERS OFF THE WALL

HATE: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg.

LOVE: 2,000 AD and The Mighty Tharg. Frank Herbert—The Dune Trilogy (but its a shame that Sting got stung First). Jean Genet (of course), Salinger and Barbara Gartland.

SMELLS

Polo, grey flannel, opium (ooops—Mums), Knashers socks.

PLEBS

Anyone who moans constantly.

ADVICE

If you think I know any better than you—then I surely do.

QUOTES

Life is for living—Anon.

EXIT LINE

Break down that inhibition—Certain your position is strong, And flows along much faster than the throng of voices trying to bring them down. Theyre jokers and clowns, clowns.

Live life like a diamond ring.