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After the original line-up of Propaganda disbanded, German vocalist Claudia Brücken (b. 7 December 1963, Berchenz, Germany) joined the electronics composer and vocalist Thomas Leer to form Act. Staying at Trevor Horn’s ZTT Records label, the pair’s first single, ‘Snobbery & Decay’, revealed their continued experimentation in the studio, and they appeared on the BBC Television science programme Tomorrow’s World discussing new music technology. ‘Absolutely Immune’ followed in September 1987 (plus a remix, ‘Absolutely Immune II’). In March I988, Act issued ‘I Can’t Escape From You’, backed by a bizarre reworking of the Smiths’ ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’, before unleashing their only album, Laughter, Tears And Rage, in June. Like their singles, this combined an array of studio wizardry with superbly crafted songs. Brücken went on to record a solo album, Love: And A Million Other Things.

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