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


Snobbery & decay

Cabaret cassette

Type: Single

Format: Compact cassette

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: CTIS28

Series: Singlette 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

Photography: Anton Corbijn; Anwar Hussein

Printed tracklisting

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

Actual tracklisting

Programme identical on both sides of the cassette

  1. Snobbery & decay (Cassette mix) 09:48
  2. I’d be surprisingly good for you 04:10
  3. Poison (Single mix) 03:52

aka: 7"

  1. Snobbery & decay (Theme from… edit) 01:40

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

Inlay: Outer


Snobbery & Decay


(ZTT logo)



Snobbery & Decay


(Island logo)

a zang tuum tumb singlette presenting Act One—Snobbery & Decay.

Featuring Snobbery & Decay (That’s Entertainment), Poison and I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You.

Inlay: Inner

“This is the age of entertaining”

Act are the objects of your suave entrapment.

CTIS28 us a cabaret cassettemeant of Act One—Snobbery & Decay—featuring:

1. Snobbery & Decay (That’s Entertainment)

2. I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

3. Poison

4. (Theme From) Snobbery & Decay

Snobbery & Decay is a duet between Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer.

Produced by Stephen Lipson

Strings on Snobbery & Decay and I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You arranged by David Bedford.

Musicians: Carll Sexx, Martina Martina as Martina, Claudia Brücken, Thomas Leer, Rose “Voice” Franken, Sensation.

Special Guest: Synclavier

Claudia Brücken wears Chanel. Thomas Leer uses Akai.

Photography: Anton Corbijn.

Cassette packaged by Intact.

Contact: c/o 111 Talbot Road, London W11

“Snobbery & Decay” is taken from the Leer-Brücken musical “Name Dropping (life assurance!)”

Also available on record and compact disc.

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

Snobbery & Decay, Poison and (Theme From) Snobbery & Decay written by Leer-Brücken and published by Perfect Songs Ltd. I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You written by Lloyd Webber-Rice and published by Evita Music Ltd.


Claudia Brücken

Thomas Leer