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German propaganda in the '80s? No wonder it wasn't a big hit



Yes we are a propaganda machine at Stuck In The '80s. The '80s were better at this; the '80s were better at that. Was everything better in the '80s? Probably not, but with diversity in music with bands like Propaganda and their European hit Duel, sometimes the message is easy to sell.

The two-man, two-woman techno band Propaganda from Germany did not have a extensive recording career with a few singles and two albums, but they did win over converts with Duel, a hit all over Europe in 1985 and their highest charting single in the U.K.

The video for Duel is a noir spy thriller with the four members of Propaganda performing their own not-so-dangerous stunts. The arresting lead singer of Propaganda, Claudia Brucken, would leave after 1985 to pursue a solo career.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 1:32pm]


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