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

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Welcome to the pleasure dome


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Type: Album

Format: 12" gatefold vinyl x2

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZTTIQ1

Series: Fishy Action series no. 4; IQ series no. 1


Release date: 29 October 1984

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chart position: Album-UK: (Starting 10/11/1984) 1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 5; 6; 6; 5; 6; 8; 12; 13; 16; 21; 15; 23; 33; 27; 27; 14; 9; 9; 7; 13; 18; 18; 25; 32; 31; 37; 39; 41; 50; 58; 64; 61; 88; 72; 66; 76; x; 79; 82; 92; 80 (5/10/1985) 59; 79; 67; 90; 78; 89 (1/2/1986) 90 (30/8/1986) 94; 97; 85; x; 99; 54; 83 (18/2/1995) 62; 95; 37; 24; 38; 36; 76 (1/3/1997) 96 (24/4/2010) 79
Single-UK: (Starting 30/03/1985) 5; 2; 2; 5; 12; 24; 39; 56; 69; 72; 72; x; 85; 88.
USA: Peak postion 31 (01/06/1985). 5 weeks in chart.


Sleeve design: XL Design; ZTT

Photographer: Anton Corbijn; Peter Ashworth; AJ Barratt; Eric Watson; Steve Romney; John Stoddart


Notes: Some issues of the second disc’s slipcase have certain words ‘censored’. The two variations are shown below.

Artwork

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Front

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Back

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

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Vinyl slipcase: Side A

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Vinyl slipcase: Side B

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Vinyl slipcase: Side C

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Vinyl slipcase: Side D

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Vinyl slipcase: Side C (censored)

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Vinyl slipcase: Side D (censored)

Printed tracklisting

  1. Well…
  2. The world is my oyster
  3. Snatch of fury (Stay)
  4. Welcome to the pleasure dome
  5. Relax (Come fighting)
  6. War (…and hide)
  7. Two tribes (For the victims of ravishment)
  8. Ferry (Go)
  9. Born to run
  10. San José (The way)
  11. Wish (The lads were here)
  12. Including the ballad of 32
  13. Krisco kisses
  14. Black night white light
  15. The only star in heaven
  16. The power of love
  17. Bang…

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  1. The world is my oyster (Including Well, Snatch of fury) 01:57
  2. Welcome to the pleasure dome 13:40

Side 2

  1. Relax (Come fighting) 03:56
  2. War (…and hide) 06:15
  3. Two tribes (For the victims of ravishment) 03:28
  4. “Orgasms become the most mystified state of feeling…” 00:35

Side 3

  1. Ferry cross the Mersey (Go) 01:49
  2. Born to run 03:59
  3. San José 03:10
  4. Wish (The lads were here) 02:48
  5. The ballad of 32 04:49

Side 4

  1. Krisco kisses 02:58
  2. Black night white light 04:08
  3. The only star in heaven 04:16
  4. The power of love 05:32
  5. Bang 01:07

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

Sleeve Notes

Outer sleeve: Front

WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME

(Frankie logo)

Outer sleeve: Back

ZTT IQ1

(Island logo)

BANG

(ZTT logo)

Inner sleeve 1: Front

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME

“Since Pleasure is the Unique, to reveal Pleasure is itself a unique duty[1]

Inner sleeve 1: Back

ZTTIQ1 (1)

Side One (F)

well…

The World Is My Oyster

snatch of fury (Stay)

Welcome To The Pleasure Dome

Side Two (G)

Relax

(Come Fighting)

War

(…and hide)

Two Tribes

(for the victims of ravishment)

Side Three (T)

ferry (Go)

Born To Run

San Jose (The Way)

Wish (The Lads Were Here)

including the ballad of 32

Side Four (H)

Krisco Kisses

Black Night White Light

The Only Star In Heaven

The Power Of Love

bang…

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

happen to be:

Holly Johnson, the voice

Mark O’Toole, bass and vocals

Paul Rutherford, vocals and ‘I came to dance’

Brian Nash, guitar

Peter Gill, drums

Produced and all that by Trevor C. Horn.

“It was a pleasure.”

Engineer and Production Assistant Steve Lipson

“Wasn’t it just.”

The Lads were engineered by Stuart ‘Blushing’ Bruce.

“we know the secret of the black piano.”

T.C.H. Theams have consisted of: Jonathan Jeczalik (Software, Hardware and The Fifth Dimension), Andrew Richards (Keyboards and Pottery), Louis Jardim (Percussion and Cignals), Anne Dudley (string arrangement for ‘The Power Of love’, additional keyboards.): plus the Lipson Service Guitar, including dark side of the mood solo on the title track. Acoustic guitar on the title track courtesy of Steve Howe. Ta Geffen Records.

“Hey, Zang.”

“Yes, Frankie?”

“Let’s Make It A Double.”

“It’ll be a pleasure.”

Co-ordination: Zang Tuum Tumb Records. “It is the traditional task of the prophet to denounce systems of rule and life which deny the freedom of the flesh or the imagination.”

Mastered by Ian Cooper

Design: XL of Poland Street and ZTT of Basing Street.

“Groping for trouts in a peculiar river.”[2]

Colours on the cover: Lawrence Cole.

Anton Corbijn (black and white, dutch pink) Peter Ashworth (Pleasure Guard-in: stylist bashia, make up Lynne Eaton, clothes j.p.g. bazaar. a.j. Barratt (video) Eric Watson (wargames) Steve Romney (party) John Stoddart (pre bang Liverpool) photographed during the bang.

Christopher Barrie, Paul Morley and Patrick Allen acted during the bang.

IQ number one becomes no. four in Zang Tuum Tumb’s fishy Action Series.

“Ain’t that peculiar.”

“As part of a periodic review of company policy with regard to the purchase of product which may give offence to customers, may I take this opportunity to confirm the following. It is the policy of the company not to sell products which will give serious offence to our customers or damage our reputation as a retail outlet suitable for family shopping. In particular this encompasses products which in content or packaging crudely exploit or encourage sex or physical violence. From time to time there will be other areas of public sensitivity where crude exploitation could give offense, such as acts of terrorism or cruelty to animals. I should stress that we are not asking you to decide whether the product will give offense, but merely to clearly bring to our attention any product which you feel might do so.”

“The Zen master was asked the solemn question—what is buddah? He took off his sandal, put it on his head, and walked away.”[3]

“We wish to register our objection to the nuisance caused by the presence of numerous fans of ‘Frankie Goes To Hollywood’ to the residents at the above address. It appears that the steps of our property afford the best vantage point from which the bands activities can be followed in the studio. Not only does their presence obstruct access to the front doors, but they litter the steps and the stairwell, make a lot of noise, and attract a number of undesirable people to the property. In addition some of us have suffered personal abuse from members of the band. We witnessed one of the band throwing food from the studio onto a resident’s car. A request for this to be cleaned from the car was met with obscene language and gestures.”

“It’s all different things… there’s different images of what it is… one image, if you go and see the movie Outlands, there’s a leisure sequence in a leisure room where there are space age go go dancers in a comical blue laser beam on the bar while people are drinking what you might call a synthemac or something like that… there’s this feeling of relaxation and recreation, and then you think of the Caligula movie, the Roman orgy type thing, and then you think of a garden with a maze in it, and people playing croquet… Pleasure domes. You’re welcome.”

“Right now, what Frankie has to say is very very entertaining. Right now, Frankie is hip, but how long is he going to remain hip?”

“Pleasures will be sensual in the afterlife.”[4]

The Sickness Unto Death (Kierkegaard), Dreams and Life (Gerard de Nerval), Les Fleurs du Mal (Baudelaire), Les Chants de Maldoror (Lautreamont), The Birth of Trajedy (Nietzsche), La Bete Humaine (Zola), Hunger (Knut Hamsun), Les Lauriers sont coupes (Dujardin), The Conquest Of Bread (Kropotkin), Looking Backward (Edward Bellamy), Alice In Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), The Serpent In Paradise (Sacher-Masoch), Les Paradis Artificiels (Baudelaire), Dead Souls (Gogol), The House Of The Dead (Dostoievsky), The Wild Duck (Ibsen), The Inferno (Strindberg), The Nether World (Gissing), A Season In Hell (Rimbaud), Moby Dick (Melville), The Picture Of Dorian Grey (Oscar Wilde)

“The moral crisis of the 19th Century has given way to the spiritual bankruptcy of the 20th.”[5]

Coming next: Post Bang, and other things.

Inner sleeve 2: Front

brian Nash “It’s pleasing to think that something we’ve done is something that will be remembered. Something we’ve done will go down as an all time classic. It becomes part of people’s lives, their memories, their hopes… But if it all ends tomorrow, we’ve had a good ride, we’ve seen what it’s like.”

paul Rutherford “I’m not cuddly all the time… I’m just myself… People keep telling me that I’m their favourite Frankie and all that… Yes, big fucking deal again. I just don’t deal out the bullshit, it’s an important part of being in this group. Look at what I do… I’m naked there, it’s just me, doing it. I don’t have an instrument, I don’t have a great voice, I just have some nice clothes maybe. But, I mean, big deal.”

mark O’Toole “So really, I’m never honest. Ever. Everything I say is complete lies. Like, when people ask you what ‘Relax’ was about, when it first came out we used to pretend it was about motivation, and really it was about shagging.”

holly Johnson “I enjoy certain things, no one else has to enjoy them, and I see certain things in a certain way, but no one else has to see those things in the same way. And then again, no one has the right to tell me it’s immoral or selfish or wrong to do what I do.”

peter Gill “If I was trying to impress people, trying hard like, I think I would come in wearing big expensive flashy clothes and I wouldn’t run around shouting bollocks and all that. If I wanted to be suave I wouldn’t throw wet toilet rolls out of the window at people… But I’m not Bryan Ferry, I’m no cool pop star, I just have a laugh and people respect me for that.”

THE LADS WOULD LIKE TO THANK…

in alphabetical order.. Fender, Wal, Alembic, Music Man, Gibson, Marshall, Ampeg, Trace Elliott, C.M.I., N.E.D. Roland, Ludwig, Sonor, Simmons, Natal, Ford, Mercedes, H.P. Sauce, Robertsons Jam, Paul Rutherford, Casio, levi Strauss, Dave Roberts (Nike U.K.), Eddie Van Halen, Z.T.T., Catena, Radio Rentals, Ian Goddard, Habitat, Morocco, Peru, Columbia Hotel, Paul Gomersall, Superman Undies, Spiderman, Lucinda Byre, Yohgi Yamamoto, Marks and Spencer, Y.S.L. and Chanel (chin whiff), Jean Paul Gaultier, Pentel, Sony, Ampex, T.D.K., Sluggers, The Young Ones, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Teachers, Carlsberg, Bells, London Zoo, Ridge Farm, Hoover, Interface Catering, Atari, Commodore, Teac, Sequential Circuits, M.X.R., Dunlop, British Telecom, Pretty Polly, Bryant and May, Dirty Books, L.C.H.D., M.T.C., Jimmy Hodgeson, Gerry Digney (for guidance), Mobile, The Rosevale Gang, Bic, Hygena Kitchens, St Matthews R.C.S.M., Colgate, Canon, Pentax, Gerry Marsden, Edwin Starr, Sarm East, Sarm West, Dave Meagan, Mark O’Toole, Peter Gill, Brian Nash, Karen Goodman, Jill Sinclair, Trevor Horn, Tony Pope (management) Regine Moylett, Island Records, International Mealstealer, McCain, Right Guard, Josie and Gerry, Eddie and Pat, Ray and Kay, Birds Eye, Milk, Girlfriends, Gerard O’Toole, Brothers and Sisters, Keith Moon, Benson and Hedges, Skid Marks, Dog Poo and then anyone who has known us, knows us now, will know us, who hated or loves us or claims to have slept with us… even if you just met us for a brief moment… Thanks Be To God… Love The Lads (Wish You Were Here.)

PAUL RUTHERFORD WOULD LIKE TO ADD…

FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE and the future generation…

Gene Kelly, Micky Mouse, Batman, Blade Runner, Miranda’s Roast potatoes, the family—Dad, Mum, Brother and Sisters—and Joe and Paul. And the rest. You taught me well. (HA)

HOLLY JOHNSON WOULD LIKE TO CONCLUDE…

Dedications: Happiness to all—victims turn away the manipulators—ENJOY—to the family and friends—Pat, Eric, John, James, Clare, Ged, Marco, Mary R—Loads Wolfgang D.K.—Regine, Karen, Paul,— Peggy, Rita and Ophelia—The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence—Elyse, Helen, Jayne Zulu—All other humans who have felt a desire for a ‘quality’ in existence—Andy, Greta, Montgomery, James—Heroes on the wall—Miss Holland by Duncan Grant, Dreams, Moviola, Cocco Cola, Mahler, Strauss, and Mickey. A pair of worn out blue suede shoes. Elvis has left the building (God)

Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.

“Vary pleasure incessantly (never more than two hours at the same task) and from all these successive pleasures, make one continual pleasure.”[6]

Youth ends where manhood begins, it is said. A phrase without meaning, since from the beginning of history man has never enjoyed the full measure of youth nor known the limitless possibilities of adulthood. How can one know the fullness and splendour of youth if one’s energies are consumed in combatting the errors and falsities of parents and ancestors? Is youth to waste its strengths unlocking the grip of death? Is youth’s only mission on earth to rebel, to destroy, to assassinate? Is youth only to be offered up for sacrifice? What of the dreams of youth? Are they always to be regarded as follies? Are they to be populated only with chimeras? Dreams are the shoots and buds of imagination: they have the right to lead pure lives also. Stifle or deform youth’s dreams and you destroy the creator. If society has come to resemble a collection of deformities, it is not the work of our educators and preceptors? Today, as yesterday, the youth who would live his own life has no place to turn, no place to live his youth unless, retiring into his chrysalis, he closes all apertures and buries himself alive. [7]

Inner sleeve 2: Back

ZTT IQ1 (2)

WITH THE BEST WILL IN THE WORLD…

bang… “Hey, Frankie.” “Yes, Zang?” “What about souvenirs from the pleasure dome?” “That’s a bit damned ordinary, isn’t it?” “But we always manage to find the extra, don’t we?” “So they say. OK. The serious souvenirs…” “The 1984 souvenirs… lust plus fear plus love plus faith times Frankie equals some kind of bang.” “Some kind of extraordinary, hey?”

“One of the main jobs of the advertisers in this conflict between pleasure and guilt is not so much to sell the product as to give moral permission to have fun without guilt.”[8]

“A lot of people never get any further than having fun with their mouths.”[9]

“Manipulation of children’s minds in the field of religion or politics would touch off a parental storm and a rash of Congressional investigations. But in the world of commerce children are fair game and legitimate prey.”[10]

dome souvenirs photographed by peter brown modelled by paul rutherford of the group frankie goes to hollywood and claudia bruecken of the group propaganda who were styled by iain r. webb made up by debbie bunn and ordered about by xlztt.

The Hugo Ball t-shirt

coloured black sized xxl packed and posted for £7.99.

The Enamel Badges

The equation’s six designs with tattoos. See centre below.

The Kurt Weill sweat shirt

coloured black sized xxl packed and posted for £12.99.

The sophisticated Charles Baudelaire sweat shirt: the luxury in life.

coloured black sized xxl packed and posted for £24.99.

The Jean Genet Boxer Shorts: live in luxury.

coloured black with white spunk and things completely cottoned sized medium or large or xl packed and posted for £8.99.

The Sophisticated Virginia Woolf vest for the luxury of life.

coloured black sized xl packed and posted for £10.99.

The Tattoos

five designs from the equation with six enamel badges packed and posted for £3.99.

The Edith Sitwell Bag for Life’s Little Luxuries.

coloured black packed and posted for £15.99

The Andre Gide socks: feet first luxury

coloured white one sock with frankie equation one sock with pleasure dome tag cotton woven three pairs packed and posted for £5.99.

(Equation logo)

(the spunk plus the bomb plus the pump plus the torture instrument times frankie equalling the bang is an exclusive piece of ztt exploitation.)

© ZTT 1984

(Order form)

What ever happened to Frankie Goes To Hollywood

And suddenly there came a bang!—a booklet on ZTT etc can be bought

“in words and pictures”

Label: Side 1

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

THE PLEASURE DOME

SIDE ONE pray frankie pray

well… (fgth—richards)

the world is my oyster (fgth)

snatch of fury (marsden)

WELCOME TO THE PLEASURE DOME (fgth)

(ZTT logo)

perfect songs ltd

dick james ltd

produced by trevor horn

engineered by steve lipson

stereo 33 ⅓ rpm

ZTT IQ1

ztt iq1-1a

℗+© 1984 zang tuum tumb (excellence)

UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.

(Island logo)

Label: Side 2

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

THE PLEASURE DOME

SIDE TWO say frankie say

relax (fgth)

war (whitfield—strong)

two tribes (fgth)

(ZTT logo)

perfect songs ltd

jobete music (uk) ltd

produced by trevor horn

engineered by steve lipson

stereo 33 ⅓ rpm

ZTT IQ1

ztt iq1-1b

℗+© 1984 zang tuum tumb (excellence)

UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.

(Island logo)

Label: Side 3

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

THE PLEASURE DOME

SIDE THREE stay frankie stay

fury (marsden)

born to run (springsteen)

san jose (bacharach + david)

wish the lads were here inc.

balled of 32 (fgth)

(ZTT logo)

dick james music ltd

zomba music ltd

carlin music corp

perfect songs ltd

produced by trevor horn

engineered by steve lipson

stereo 33 ⅓ rpm

ZTT IQ1

ztt iq1-2a

℗+© 1984 zang tuum tumb (excellence)

UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.

(Island logo)

Label: Side 4

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

THE PLEASURE DOME

SIDE FOUR play frankie play

Krisco Kisses (fgth)

black night white light (fgth)

the only star in heaven (fgth)

the power of love (fgth)

bang… (fgth—ztt)

(ZTT logo)

perfect songs ltd

produced by trevor horn

engineered by steve lipson

stereo 33 ⅓ rpm

ZTT IQ1

ztt iq1-2b

℗+© 1984 zang tuum tumb (excellence)

UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.

(Island logo)