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

Andrew Poppy

Alphabed (A mystery dance)



Type: Album

Format: Compact cassette

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZCIQ9

Series: Action series no. 27; IQ series no. 9


Release date: 13 April 1987

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Sleeve design: Accident

Photography: Jane Brown; AJ Barratt


Printed tracklisting

  1. 45 is
  2. Goodbye Mr. G
  3. The amusement (Complete version)

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  1. 45 is 20:38

Side 2

  1. Goodbye Mr. G 14:30
  2. The amusement (Complete version) 06:33

Occasionally the track listing 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 track listing is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.


Sleeve Notes

Inlay: Outer

ANDREW POPPY

ALPHABED

(a mystery dance)

(ZTT logo) ZCID9

ANDREW POPPY

ALPHABED (a mystery dance)

(Island logo)

(Chrome logo)

(Dolby logo)

1.

45 IS

GOODBYE Mr G

2.

THE AMUSEMENT (complete version)

Side 1

45 IS

Voices: Sheila Smith, Udo Scheuerpflug

Saxophone: Jo Pretzel

Trompbone: Ashley Slater

Keyboards: Andrew Poppy

Engineering: Dave Meegan

Fairlight programming: Gary Maughan and Blue Weaver

Recall remix: Renny Hill

Compaq/seq. plus programming: Andrew Poppy

Side 2

GOODBYE Mr G

Voices: Annette Peacock, Ashley Slater

Backing voices: Joie Favier, Dee Lewis

Piano, keyboards and guitar: Andrew Poppy

Engineering: Dave Meegan

Tape operator: Alex Osman

Compaq/seq. plus programming: Andrew Poppy

THE AMUSEMENT

(complete version)

Voices: Sheila Smith, Udo Scheuerpflug

Saxophone: Jo Pretzel

Trombone: Ashley Slater

Drums and percussion: Maritz Oswald

Shaker: Leroy Williams

Piano and keyboards; Andrew Poppy

Engineering: Robert Kraushaar

Fairlight programming: Gary Maughan

Recall remix: Heff Moraes

Tape operator: Alex Osman and Gordon McGoochan

Written, arranged and produced by Andrew Poppy

Thanks to: 1. Annette Peacock (courtesy of Ironic Records) Joie Favier (courtesy of Stiff Records) Alex Maguire, Shaun Tozer, Glyn Perrin, and David Owen (keyboards for live performance in Paris and London 1985/86) 2. Karen Goodman (co-ordination for ZTT) Lola Jackman (co-ordination for Sarm).3. Jill Sinclair, Trevor Horn and Paul Morley (in the scheme of things) 4. Steve Lipson and Nick Froome (computer advice) Pete Frith (in the copy room) Take Note (computer systems) Ian Cooper at The Town House (the cut) 5. David and Royston at Accident (cover design) Jane Brown (portrait photography) A.J. Barratt (photographs of the performance for the opening of the French National Museum of Science and Industry, Paris) 6. Udo Scheuerpflug (translation) 7. Claire MacDonald, Steve Shill, Nicky Johnson, Richard Hawley, Pete Brooks and Heather Ackroyd of Impact Theatre and John Wozencroft and Mike Harding of Touch (for their part in the process).

Special thanks to Dave Meegan and Dr Dunne

To be continued

Music and texts are fragments from ‘The Songs of the Clay People’ a work in progress

Inlay: Inner

ZCIQ9

All songs written, arranged and produced by Andrew Poppy

Published by Perfect Songs Ltd

45 IS and GOODBYE Mr G ℗ Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

THE AMUSEMENT (complete version) ℗ Zang Tuum Tumb 1986

© Zang Tuum Tumb 1987

WARNING!

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

*1. This is the song of young girls in the market place.

45 is what your score is

What does your score mean

Does 40 or less mean this or

That grave beauty that

Falls between the grave and

Getting down to business

Down the sooner you get down sooner

Down the sooner you get down sooner

45 is what your score is

What does your score mean

Her Voice

When the light goes on I keep seeing pictures

In front of my eyes like paintings almost

There is a room with a chair and a bed

And a woman in a nightdress.

Covered in.

She is dreaming a dream and in the dream

She is cold and dry and made of sand.

She goes to a hotel to find a man and a woman

She undresses for the woman and sits on her knee

The warmth of her body flows through her body of sand.

Yes, she thinks, this is enough.

She kisses the woman and the

Wetness of her lips seeps through her body

Turning the sand into blood

Yes, she thinks this is enough.

His Answer

Sie küsst die Frau, und die

Feuchtigkeit ihrer Lippen zicht durch den Körper

Und verwandelt den Sand in Blut

Ja, denkt sie, das ist genug.

Chorus

45 is what your score is

45 is what your score is

What does your score

What does your score

What does your score

What does your score

What does your score mean

What does your score mean

His Voice

When the light goes on

I keep seeing pictures

In front of my eye

Like paintings almost

A woman sits on a man’s lap

He whispers in her ear.

He has read the dictionary of dances

He says,

That change sand into blood.

So they try the first dance

But when she gets back to her chair

She thinks

Well!

It wasn’t quite enough

They try a second dance

But the light goes out

They try the third dance

But the music changes

And they have to go back

To the beginning again

The man has the feeling

That the last dance will probably be

The answer

But that dance is a long way off.

Her Answer

The man has the feeling that

The last dance will probably be

The answer

But that dance is a long way off

*12. This is the song that the Clay People sing at harvest time

You haven’t been reading enough

History is a bed of cramped

I don’t suppose I’ve had

Half a dozen really good history lessons

The beauty of the half dozen

Is grave reading enough

(All text by Andrew Poppy)

(* no’s 1 and 12 of 22)


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