Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tumb raiders

As promised, another quick post to accompany a recent article in Scream City on label samplers. This time the spotlight falls on ZTT and their 1985 selection entitled Zang Tuum Tumb Sampled.

Here's French chanteuse (Paul Morley referred to her at the time as a "scorch singer"- isn't he a wag?) Anne Pigalle and one of the two tracks on the album by her, Intermission.

Download Intermission by Anne Pigalle mp3 (deleted Aug 2009)

Where is Anne Pigalle now? I'm glad you asked. She's apparently at Glasto this year. I'm sure she'll look fetching in her Yves St. Laurent dress and wellies. And you can see her paintings at London's Aquarium Gallery.

In the article I big up Instinct, who, due to a falling out with Trevor Horn, only released one song in their short career. I haven't got the track (Swamp Out) they recorded for the sampler album -- indeed, I don't have a copy of the ZTT sampler itself any more, after lending it out 20 years ago and not getting it back-- but if you scoot over to here, you can download three session tracks they recorded, which at least give you an idea of their sound. Sure, the production means that Instinct can't quite transcend their time, but like their contemporaries Win, their lack of success belies their talent, and they retain their position as leading lights among the massed ranks of Nearly-Weres.

1 comment:

Jude Calvert-Toulmin said...

> (Paul Morley referred to her at the time as a "scorch singer"- isn't he a wag?)

he's a rude get. ive mailed him about 3 times through his infantjoy myspace to talk about 80s music stuff and he never answers me :(

even though he ripped off the talking-in-the-taxi shots for his docco on pop music from the film I STARRED IN johnny yesno!!!!!

he always was very arrogant but i still think he's brilliant and a great writer. i suppose once i start winning literary prizes i get my emails answered, eh?

in fact i may do a room 101 blog entry and people who don't have the courtesy to answer emails would be top of the list. that means you paul (sticks tongue out.)