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

Act

Snobbery & decay

That’s entertainment


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Type: Single

Format: 12" gatefold vinyl

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: 12ZACT28

Series: Action series no. 28


Release date: 5 May 1987

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chart position: UK: (Starting 16/5/1987) 80; 68; 60; 77; x; x; 92; 94


Sleeve design: Intact

Photographer: Anton Corbijn; Anwar Hussein

Artwork

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Front

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Back

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Centre

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

Printed tracklisting

  1. Snobbery & decay (That’s entertainment)
  2. Poison
  3. I’d be surprisingly good for you

Actual tracklisting

The A Side

  1. Snobbery & decay (That’s entertainment) 09:48

The B Side

  1. Poison 03:55
  2. I’d be surprisingly good for you 04:10

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

suave

ACT

present SHOWTIME

act one INTRODUCING ACT, a charmed Zang Tuumb Tumb fantasy. snobbery & Decay is a duet between Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer.Poison is taken from the Leer-Brücken musical ‘Name Dropping (songs for young sinners)’. (Theme from) Snobbery & Decay is dedicated to Mr.Entertainment, I’d be surprisingly Good For You to the memory of the Duchess of Windsor. Act produced by Stephen Lipson. The Showtime 12" arranged by Act. Orchestral arrangements for Snobbery & Decay and I’d be Surprisingly Good For You by David Bedford. Act photographed by Anton Corbijn. Sleeve designed by Intact. Turban by Graham Smith. Voices and instruments: Martina Martina (as Martina), Carll Sexx, Claudia Brücken, Thomas Leer, Rose ‘Voice’ Franken, Sensation. Special guest: Synclavier. Snobbery & Decay as a single is number 28 in the Action Series. Claudia Brücken wears Chanel. Thomas Leer uses Akai.

Snobbery & Decay

(That’s entertainment..)

Outer sleeve: Gatefold

Snobbery

Eva

Makepeace

Didion

Leigh

Sheperd

Decay

Peron

Dempsey

Dunne

Olivier

Willis

Outer sleeve: Back

OBESSION JUST

LIKE CALVIN KLEIN

(ZTT logo) (Island logo)

12ZACT 28

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5 014474 930287

the A side

Snobbery & Decay

(That’s Entertainment)

we are the objects of your suave entrapment

“It’s wonderful what a little determine charm will do,” Coward confided to his diary, and he put it to the test when Vivien Leigh, staying at Coward’s Swiss home in 1959, was deluged with reporters pursuing the story of her rumoured break up with Laurence Olivier. “I received the press politely, gave them a pre-lunch drink, and utterly cowed them with excessive good manners. They were too cowed to ask Vivien a single embarrassing question about the marriage.”

the B side

Poison

I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

28

Label: Side A

(ZTT logo)

the A side

ACT

Show\time

Snobbery & Decay

(That’s Entertainment)

(Leer-Brücken)

℗ Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

© Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

12ZACT 28

as stereo

in 45rpm

produced: Stephen Lipson

published: Perfect Songs Ltd.

positioned: Act

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance broadcasting or copying of this record prohibited.

“living”

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Label: Side B

(ZTT logo)

the B side

ACT

Show\time

Poison

(Leer-Brücken)

published: Perfect Songs Ltd.

℗ Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

© Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

12ZACT 28

as stereo

in 45rpm

I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

(Lloyd Webber-Rice)

published: Evita Music Ltd.

produced: Stephen Lipson

pretense: Act

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance broadcasting or copying of this record prohibited.

“styling”

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