ZANG TUMB TUMB DISCOGRAPHY “…which deny the freedom of the flesh…”

Art of Noise

Who’s afraid of the Art of Noise


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Type: Album

Format: 12" vinyl

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: 206492

Series: European Incidental series no. 115


Release date: 1985

Country: Republic of Germany

Chart position: UK: (Starting 3/11/1984) 85; 68; 88; 88; 78; x; x; x; x; x; x; 70; 50; 49; 29; 27; 29; 36; 43; 53; 80; 73; x; 95


Sleeve design: XL Design; ZTT

Photographer: Anton Corbijn; AJ Barratt

Artwork

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Vinyl sleeve: Front

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Vinyl sleeve: Back

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

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Vinyl slipcase: Front

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Vinyl slipcase: Back

Printed tracklisting

  1. A time for fear (who’s afraid)
  2. Beat box (Diversion one)
  3. Snapshot
  4. Close (to the edit)
  5. Who’s afraid (of the Art of Noise)
  6. Moments in love
  7. Memento
  8. How to kill
  9. Realization

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  1. A time for fear (who’s afraid) 04:46
  2. Beat box (Diversion one) 08:33
  3. Snapshot (Edit) 01:00
  4. Close (to the edit) 05:33

Side 2

  1. Who’s afraid (of the Art of Noise) 04:21
  2. Moments in love 10:15
  3. Memento 02:12
  4. How to kill 02:43
  5. Realisation 01:42

Occasionally the tracklisting printed on the sleeve art of a release isn’t 100% accurate. Track names may be missing, mixes unspecified or misnamed. For this reason a printed tracklisting is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.

Sleeve Notes

Outer sleeve: Front

(WHO’S AFRAID OF?)

THE ART OF NOISE!

WHO’S AFRAID OF…!

(THE ART OF NOISE?)

THE ART OF NOISE PRESENT BEATBOX AND MOMENTS IN LOVE AND THE ART OF NOISE…

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Outer sleeve: Back

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0 7567-90179-1

the art of noise visit the thames

the art of noise hold a spanner

the art of noise visit the country

the art of noise visit the sea-side

the art of noise dance, do and think

the art of noise say—what can be done?

the art of noise refuse to blame themselves

The Art Of Noise suddenly realised… familiarity breeds distress. The Art Of Noise suddenly realised… fear. The Art Of Noise suddenly… snapped.

The Art Of Noise suddenly realised that their badge might well be the one that the Stanley family gave to the Isle of Man—three legs conjoined at the middle and the motto ‘Wherever you throw it, it will stand’

THE ART OF NOISE LIVE IN LONDON. SEVENTY FIVE YEARS AGO H.G. WELLS SAID OF THE CITY: “The richest town in the world, the biggest port, the greatest manufacturing town, the Imperial city—the centre of civilization, the heart of the world!… it’s a wonderful place.’

Is 75 years such a long time?

Compiled in the capital between February 28th 1983 and April 1st 1984

side one

A Time For Fear (Who’s Afraid)

Beat Box (Diversion One)

Snapshot

Close (To The Edit)

side two

Who’s Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)

Moments In Love

Momento

How To Kill

Realization

THE NOISE was realised by THE ART OF NOISE. Trevor Hon heard it and sang “It’s Not Unusual.” Electronic equipment was used in the construction of the noise: Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, J.J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan appeared to handle this equipment. Zang Tuum Tumb Records conducted. Oh, oh, oh, it’s magic!

art direction: paul morley. sleeve XLZTT.

front photograph: anton corbijn. back photography: a.j. barratt.

Who’s Afraid Of The Art Of Noise is dedicated to Henry Ford.

This has been number 16 in Zang Tuum Tumb’s European Incidental Series “Songs from the heart.”

The Art Of Noise suddenly realised that was that. Goodbye to all that. Thankyou.

ISLAND RECORDS, INC., Distributed By Atco Records, Division Of Atlantic Recording Corporation,

(Warner logo) A Warner Communications Company, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019 ℗ 1984 ZTT, © Island Records, Inc.

* TM Owned by Antilles Communications Ltd. Printed in U.S.A.

Warning: Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by Federal law and subject to criminal prosecution. 90179-1

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Inner sleeve: Front

THE GENESIS OF STUPIDITY

The true symbol of intelligence is the snail’s horn with which it feels and (if Mephistopheles is to be believed)’ smells its way. The horn recoils instantly before an obstacle, seeking asylum in the protective shell and again becoming one with the whole. Only tentatively does it re-emerge to assert its independence. If the danger is still present it vanishes once more, now hesitating longer before renewing the attempt. In its early stages the life of the mind is infinitely fragile. The snail’s senses depend on its muscles, and muscles become feebler with every hindrance to their play. Physical injury cripples the body, fear the mind. At the start the two are inseparable.

The higher animals have earned their greater freedom; their mere presence proves that once feelers groped out in new directions and were not then withdrawn. Each of their species is a monument to countless others whose attempts to develop were doomed from the start, whom terror struck low the moment a feeler reached out in the direction of their development. The supression of this potential by the direct resistance of the natural environment is carried a stage further as internal organs begin to atrophy with fear. In every questioning glance of an animal there flickers a new form of life that could emerge from the distinctive species to which the individual belongs. It is not merely this distinctive character that keeps it within the shelter of familiar being. The might that glance encounters dates back millions of years. From time immemorial it has kept the creature at its appointed stage, and has constantly inhibited its initial attempts to progress beyond it. A preliminary groping of this kind is always easily thwarted; it is always backed by good will and faint hope but not by unflagging energy. When facing in the direction from which it is finally scared into retreat, the animal grows timid and stupid.

Stupidity is a scar. It can stem from one of many activities—physical or mental—or from all. Every partial stupidity of a man denotes a spot where the play of stirring muscles was thwarted instead of encouraged. In the presence of the obstacle the futile repetition of disorganized, groping attempts is set in motion. A child’s ceaseless queries are always symptoms of a hidden pain, of a first question to which it found no answer and which it did not know how to frame appropriately.’ Its reiteration suggests the playful determination of a dog leaping repeatedly at the door it does not yet know how to open, and finally giving up if the catch is out of his reach. It also has something in it of the desperation of the lion pacing up and down in its cage, or of the neurotic who renews a defensive reaction that has already proved futile in the past. If the child’s repeated attempts are balked, or too brutally frustrated, it may turn its attention in a different direction. It is then richer in experience, as the saying goes, but an inperceptible scar, a tiny calloused area of insensitivity, is apt to form at the spot where the urge was stifled. Such scars lead to deformities. They can build hard and able characters; They can breed stupidity—as a symptom of pathological deficiency, of blindness and impotency, if they are quiescent; in the form of malice, spite, and fanaticism, if they produce a cancer within. The coercion suffered turns good will into bad. And not only tabooed questioning but forbidden mimicry, forbidden tears, and forbidden rashness in play can leave such scars. Like the species of the animal order, the mental stages within the human species, and the blind-spots in the individual, are stages at which hope petered out and whose petrifaction demonstrates that all things that live are subject to constraint.

1. Goethe, Faust I (Walpurgisnacht): “…with its delicately groping face, it has scented me already.”

2. Cf. Karl Landauer. “Intelligenz and Dummheit” in: Das Nychoanalytische Volkshirch (Berne, 1939).[1]

Inner sleeve: Back

ZTTIQ2

ART OF NOISE DISCS…

Into Battle With (ZTIS 100)

Diversions 1&2 (ZTIS108)

Close (To The Edit American 7"

Beat Box American 7"

Close (To The Edit)/A Time To Hear (Who’s Listening) (ZTPS 01)

Working titles for the first Art Of Noise LP included ‘Goose Jazz’[2], ‘The Love Of Wealth’, ‘It’s Never Finished’ and ‘The Dialectic Of Tact.’ But The Art Of Noise suddenly realise… where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.[3]

Next…

Art Of Noise play ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’

And Then…

The Musical

And Then…

‘Raiding The 20th Century.’

ABOUT THE ART OF NOISE…

Gary Langan often visits Australia… (keyboards)

Anne Dudley is interested in the clarient… (Keyboards)

J.J.Jeczalik is a fine cricketer… (keyboards)

Trevor Horn goes boating in Bournemouth… (keyboards)

Paul Morley read Rimbaud… (paper)

SING ALONG WITH THE ART OF NOISE (don’t be afraid)

A Time For Fear (Who’s Afraid)

now cry your heart out if you can over the ankles in snow and numb past pain
who’s afraid who is afraid
now there’s a funny thing
a time for fear who’s afraid
we’ll get used to it

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Beat Box (Diversion One)

you get to move on, see, do what I say
do this, don’t move
look lively when i say
say this, shut up
see, do what I say,
look lively[4]

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Memento

since last september I’ve been trying to describe
something that can be heard
you never know
you do not do

How To Kill

the fox drags its wounded belly[5]
the gorilla lay on his back[6]
russia and america cicle each other[7]
I have done it again

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Realisation

one duck stood on my toes[8]
yam camdou
yan daba
camdoura
yan camdoura
a daba roudou
[9]

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Who’s Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)

what question will unmask…
reveal to me no more
than what I know of you
you bright disguises[10]

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Moments In Love

hours are a small thing
moments in love that drained
her that drained him[11]

Snapshot

but crocodile tears are what you cry[12]
who has the right?
and what else is wrong?

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Close (To The Edit)

your final breath
is in the air, pure white
and moving fast.[13]

oh to be in England[14]
the time is coming near
who’s afraid

Label: Side 1

(Who’s Afraid Of?) Art Of Noise

(Who’s Afraid Of!) Art Of Noise

A Time For Fear (Who’s Afraid) 4:43 · Beat Box (Diversion One) 8:33 · Snapshot 1:00 · Close (To The Edit) 5:41

All songs written by Dudley/Horn, Jeczalik/Langan & Marley

Produced by The Art Of Noise

All songs published by Perfect Songs Ltd/Unforgettable Songs/Ltd/Adm. Island Music Ltd

ST 33

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S 206 492 A

Seite 1

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STEREO

℗ 1984 ZTT

LC 0407

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Alle Urheber—un Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten —Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung! Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, München. All copyrights in the recorded works and in the recorded performances reserved—No lending! Unauthorised duplication, lease, public performance and broadcast prohibited! Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, Munich.

Label: Side 2

(Who’s Afraid Of?) Art Of Noise

(Who’s Afraid Of!) Art Of Noise

Who’s Afraid (Of The Art Noise) 4:22 · Moments In Love 10:17 · Momento 2:14 · How To Kill 2:44 · Realization 1:41

All songs written by Dudley/Horn, Jeczalik/Langan & Marley

Produced by The Art Of Noise

All songs published by Perfect Songs Ltd/Unforgettable Songs/Ltd/Adm. Island Music Ltd

ST 33

(Gema, Stemra, Diem logo)

S 206 492 B

Seite 2

206 492

STEREO

℗ 1984 ZTT

LC 0407

(Island logo)

Alle Urheber—un Leistungsschutzrechte vorbehalten —Kein Verleih! Keine unerlaubte Vervielfältigung, Vermietung, Aufführung, Sendung! Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, München. All copyrights in the recorded works and in the recorded performances reserved—No lending! Unauthorised duplication, lease, public performance and broadcast prohibited! Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, Munich.