THAT's a teasing, pleasing, more than
engaging name for a pop group ensemble. A
jumble of boys and girls, slotting their
ideas and abilities into a pop group
shape. Imagine them as an inverted
Abba, an evil Abba but
Propaganda are German.
Grown up outside of r'n'r conventions
("We don't live for Elvis" was
one giggled admission in an afternoon of
many) yet aiming their scheming young
anger at the plodding dodo's heart.
wake of the Neue Deutsche Welle horrors,
there's a tiresome 'cult' fixation rife
in Germany. It stems from the No Entry
signals sent out by the archly
conservative major record companies but
is oft covertly complied with by musical
groups of limited drive and vision.
recognise the reducing effect of
cultdom. A nullification of a potentially
wider excitement. Propaganda mean/imply a
cultured, imaginative assault on the
senses, a use of a mass media. No
nostalgia or empty rage.
"That word has always to do with
mass, with a lot of people. But then
Propaganda isn't really the name of a pop
group because it has a meaning behind it
and you don't expect a pop group to have
a name with a meaning behind it."
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