ZANG TUMMM TUMB ARTICLES “the first draft of history”

Whats the meaning of life?

QUESTIONS OF ULTIMATE IMPORTANCE ANSWERED BY HOLLY JOHNSON

WHAT WAS THE LAST GOOD FILM YOU WENT TO SEE?

‘Postcards From The Edge.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?

The Velvet Underground.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT LATELY?

Songwriting, painting, the meaning of life, happiness, Jack Kerouac, Dreams That Money Cant Buymy new LP.

WHICH HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE?

A Magimix thought-processor.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN PAINTING?

A naked girl in a mirror—surrounded by heart-shaped love boxes containing sexual paraphernalia.

IS ‘THE WORD THE FUTURE OF MUSIC TELEVISION?

I hope not.

WHAT POSTERS DID YOU HAVE ON YOUR WALL AS A TEENAGER?

Marc Bolan.

WHATS THE MOST ANNOYING ADVERT ON TELLY?

JR Hartleys book on fly fishing for Jaundice Pages.

IF YOU COULD BE IN ANY OTHER BAND, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Deee-Lite .

IF YOU MET GOD WHAT WOULD YOU ASK HIM?

Why?

WHAT WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?

‘Groovy.

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN KENNY DALGLISH RESIGNED?

On another astral plane.

WHATS THE BEST THING ANYBODY HAS SAID ABOUT YOU?

“Holly, you are deee-gorgeous”—Lady Miss Kier.

AND WHATS THE WORST?

Anything that was said behind my back.

IF YOU WERE A CHAT SHOW HOST, WHO WOULD YOU INVITE ON TO YOUR SHOW?

Jean Cocteau, Andy Warhol, Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday—dead people as ghosts: ‘The After Life Show.

WHAT ONE THING WOULD IMPROVE YOUR LIFE AND MAKE YOU A HAPPIER MAN?

Satisfaction! My God what a question.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INSULT?

‘You look like a badly dressed wound.

DESCRIBE THE SAUCIEST OUTFIT YOUVE EVER WORN?

Leather knickers and jackboots.

WHICH DOG FOOD DO YOU GIVE FUNKY?

Denes Healthy Dog white meat recipe. But mostly boiled chicken.

WHATS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

Ive forgotten.