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ZTT

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ZTT

Record producer Trevor Horn, his partner Jill Sinclair and the NME writer Paul Morley founded ZTT –an acronym for Zang Tumb Tuum, taken from the poem by Italian Futurist Marinetti – in the early ’80s. Although it had leftfield leanings, such as the modern classical composer Andrew Poppy, thanks to the considerable production sheen of Trevor Horn, they had huge chart successes with Frankie Goes To Hollywood, a band they originally spotted on Channel 4’s The Tube show. Even the ZZT studio collective, the Art of Noise (again named after a Futurist tract) enjoyed forays into the charts – and are also responsible for the classic and much-imitated ‘Moments In Love’. They also had another rush of success in the late ’80s with 808 State and Shades of Rhythm.

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