PROPAGANDA Duel (ZTT)
Since their brilliant debut single ‘Dr Mabuse’ nearly a year ago, Propaganda have had to wait in the shadows while ZTT pushed Frankie’s success to the limits.
But it sounds like the wait has done them good. ‘Duel’ is a superbly-crafted song with a melody line that Abba would have been proud of, but containing references to ’screaming’ and ’bleeding’ that give the song an atmosphere of unease.
On the flipside there’s ‘Jewel’, a punky-thrash version of ‘Duel’, which highlights the understated intensity of the A-side.
Single of the week.