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Propaganda is a German, in 1982 by Ralf Dörper founded band. He founded the band after he himself had left the German band Die Krupps .Dörper took along with band members Andreas Thein and Susanne Freytag only demos for a time, including a cover of the Throbbing Gristle-number- Discipline.

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Beginning[Edit]Edit

Michael Mertens and Claudia Brücken came later at the band. The British record label ZTT Records (known from the likes of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) offered the band a contract and produced in 1984 the first single "Dr. Mabuse". This single was a production technical tour de force.Producer Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley, which shortly before that with The Art of Noise and the aforementioned Frankie Goes to Hollywood had brought on the market a new music style, made consistent use of new technological opportunities, in particular by computer samples. The musical accompaniment of the songs of Propaganda was as an experiment at first, entirely on the computer.

"Dr. Mabuse" was a reasonably successful song worldwide, and gold player soon after the appearance of it as a particularly handsome produced pop song. The group released several maxi singles by, all with different arrangements. Under the influence of the journalist Morley decided ZTT the artwork and the video clips of the band to give a more modern touch. This ensured that the band stood out in the boom in the 1980s to bands that came to mind.

Good luck[Edit]Edit

After the success of the first single Andreas Thein left the band. After his departure, the band recorded the album "A Secret Wish" on, with the highly successful singles Duel (Eye to Eye) and P-Machinery. The same is true today as a classic album, there are there over the years only millions sold. It was characterized by over-produced danceable synthpop with much emphasis on the melodies, and noticed by the supercooled vocals and striking votes of the front women Brücken and Freytag. The singles are getting a lot of airplay, but the through ZTT expected sales results are disappointing.

Then the band brings a remix-album, Wishful Thinking. The band will of the record deal and is thereby now (1986) embroiled in a lawsuit with ZTT, and Brücken (now married to producer Morley) leaves the band. At ZTT brings them then an album: "Laughter Tears and Rage" out, under the name Act (with Thomas Learn) she brings later (1990), a solo album: Love: And a Million Other Things. The album is popular among Propaganda-fans but can further little pots break.

Lawsuit[Edit]Edit

After a long drawn-out lawsuit the band eventually managed to make it for them (financially) to terminate unfavourable contract with ZTT. Subsequent attempts by the band (which includes the album "1234") to the success that they had to continue under ZTT are few successful (the originating from the album single "Heaven give me words" reaches out in Netherlands does not go beyond the tipparade) and districts a lot on the old style. Band founder Dörper left the band during the recordings of "1234" and scored another hit with fellow German Thein ("Dr. Acid & Mr. House"). He knew after his old band Die Krupps reassemble and knew the industrial-rock genre during the 1990s, very popular, particularly in Europe and the United States.

Comeback[Edit]Edit

Propaganda tried to achieve a comeback in 2000 with new material. The attempt proved fruitless, commercial success stayed out. They performed once more in the original line-up with the song ' Dr. Mabuse ', during Prince's Trust concert (november 2004) in Wembley as a tribute to producer Trevor Horn. Other bands that performed were Frankie Goes To HollywoodYes, Buggles, Lisa Stansfield, Art of Noise, Belle & Sebastian, Dollar, t.A.T.u.SealGrace JonesABC and the Pet Shop Boys.

At the beginning of 2006 makes Propaganda, Brücken and Dörper, now without a new comeback with a four-part series on vinyl released compositions on the Düsseldorf label "Amontillado Music". Sales are exclusively through the internet instead. Brücken took the mini album ' Item ' with Paul Humphreys ( Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's) under the name OneTwo.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
A secret wish 06-1985 20-07-1985 5 22
Wishful thinking 11-1985 01-12-1985 64 2 Remix album
1234 14-05-1990 02-06-1990 45 7

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single with any chart positions (and)

in the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Duel (Eye to Eye) 07-04-1985 22-06-1985 5 11 No. 9 in the Single Top 100 / Alarm drive
p:Machinery 29-07-1985 24-08-1985 12 8 No. 9 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive
Heaven give me words 07-05-1990 12-05-1990 tip6 - No. 43 in the Single Top 100
Single with chart positions (and)

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Duel (Eye to Eye) 07-04-1985 - No. 10 in the Radio 2 Top 30
p:Machinery 29-07-1985 - No. 11 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Duel (Eye to Eye) - 810 740 809 1062 1168 1231 1228 1808 1265 973 1377 1798 1592 1535
P:Machinery - - - - - - - - - - 1963 - - - -

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