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

Frankie Goes To Hollywood


Sex mix, edition three

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Type: Single

Format: 12" vinyl

Label: Salvo

Catalogue ref.: SALVOTWS01

Series: Pivotal Element series no. 28

Release date: 10 February 2014

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chart position: UK: (Starting 06/11/1983) 77; 77; 67; 55; 54; 55; 46; 35; 35; 6; 2; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 2; 3; 6; 16; 21; 23; 21; 29; 29; 31; 26; 24; 21; 17; 16; 11; 5; 3; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3; 6; 7; 12; 20; 22; 29; 41; 47; 50; 66; 71; x; x; x; x; x; x; x; 93; 87; 89; 79 (10/2/1985) 68; 58; 64; 74; x; x; x; x; x; 68; 58; 64; 74; x; 91; 96; 86; 83; 89 (26/9/1993) 6; 5; 8; 13; 19; 41; 58
USA Billboard Top 100: (Starting 7/4/1984) 84; 72; 68; 68; 67; 78; 98 (19/1/1985 re-issue) 70; 45; 38; 35; 28; 21; 19; 17; 10; 10; 20; 26; 46; 64; 69; 76
USA Billboard Dance Single Sales: (Peak 30/3/1985) 26 (Re-issue peak 25/8/2001) 22
USA Billboard Dance Club Songs: (Peak 25/2/1984) 20 (Re-issue peak 7/7/2001) 19
Germany: (Starting 6/2/1984) 58; 4; 2; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 1; 2; 3; 5; 9; 18; 25; 29; 40; 43; 63; 62; 74 (18/10/1993) 46; 27; 14; 14; 15; 13; 15; 15; 20; 22; 29; 33; 41; 84; 96; 97

Sleeve design: XL Design; ZTT; Philip Marshall

Photographer: Anne Yvonne Gilbert

Notes: Compiled by Ian Peel.


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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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Printed tracklisting

  1. Relax (Sex mix, edition three)
  2. Ferry cross the Mersey
  3. Relax (The instrumental)

Actual tracklisting

That side

  1. Relax (Sex mix, edition three) 08:10

aka: Sex mix edit; Luis Jardim’s London night mix

This side

  1. Ferry cross the Mersey 04:16
  2. Relax (Bonus) 04:28

aka: Instrumental; Bonus, again

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



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“relax don’t do it when you want to go to it relax don’t do it when you want to come!”

Outer sleeve: Back



(a zang tuum Tumb phantasy)

Let’s go down the hall to the disciplining room…

Chapter One

Holly Johnson: one voice, flames, secrets.

Paul Rutherford: two voice, desire to be repeated as often as desired.

Mark O’Toole: bass, greed, speed, twist.

Peter Gill: drum, anxiety, immoderation.

Brian Nash: guitar, judging eye.

Chapter Two

“Get down there and lick that shit off my shoes!” Frankie demanded. Excited and half terrified, Peta began to lick the shit from his shoes.

Chapter Three

(spaces of ecstasy)… where can we come… BETWEEN razor AND revolver… BETWEEN hammer AND anvil… BETWEEN doors… BETWEEN currents…

1. RELAX — Sex Mix (Edition 3)


3. RELAX — the instrumental

Chapter Four

In fact, in no sphere of behaviour does the character of a person show more clearly than in the sexual act — possibly because it is the least ‘learned’ and patterned behaviour. A person’s love, his tenderness, his sadism, or masochism, his greed, his narcissism, his anxieties — indeed his every character trait — is expressed in his sexual behaviour.[1]

Chapter Five

TREVOR HORN produced Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s first twelve inches.

photograph and cover illustration: ANNE YVONNE GILBERT (and touched up by Florian Hetz)

original 1983 sleeve: XLZTT, recoloured and reset by Philip Marshall

group photograph: John Stoddart

Excess as a sign of pleasure. wink, blink, close your eyes.

This release © 2014 ZTT Records Ltd/Union Square Records Ltd.

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.

Manufacturer in the EU.


Chapter Six

Frankie was a monster. No one could imagine what he demanded of his nephew.[2]

Chapter Seven

Further information about Frankie Goes To Hollywood, and information about all Zang Tuum Tumb fantasies, is available from ZTT Records:,,

Relax, always number one in the ACTION SERIES is now also number 28 in Zang Tuum Tumb’s pivotal ELEMENT SERIES. Coming next: “Seeing Said, Said will be Seen.” #ztt30

Chapter Eight

And it is the incision and tumescence and new intensive points, pain-pleasure points, that first extends the erotogenic extension.[3]

Chapter Nine

Sex Mix (Edition 3) a/k/a Sex Mix Edit a/k/a The Luis Jardim/London Night Mix is release here on vinyl for the first time. Find it on Compact Disc on “The Art of the 12" Volume I”.

This is the end of the story we’ve waiting to tell, and we hope you won’t believe a single word of what we are about to say.

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Label: Side B



That side

Relax-Sex Mix (Edition 3) (8.10)


Perfect Songs Ltd.

This side

Ferry Cross The Mersey (4.08)


Universal/Dick James Music Ltd.

Relax-the instrumental (4.35)


Perfect Songs Ltd.

Produced by Trevor Horn

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℗ and © 1983 ZTT Records Ltd. This release ℗ 2014 ZTT Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Union Square Music Ltd. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the EU. Catalogue # SALVOTWS01. Element 28. “suck it up”