Act: I Can’t Escape From You (ZTT)
Claudia Brucken’s peculiar mug graces the walls of London as hubby Paul fades deeper into the woodwork in the wake of Holly Johnson’s victory. Meanwhile, back at the synth, Thomas Leer, Andy ‘Gang Of One’ Gill and producer Steve Lipson can do little to prevent Claudia from out Loviching Lene—her voice fed through some nasty Eurotrash compactor. She’s like an electro Nico waiting for her sample of Warhol; great intellects could be at work here, but they should be at play. Simply not my European cup of tea, but the inspired rendition of ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ on the B-side of the 12 inch might please a few readers of what Holly Johnson calls The New Morrissey Express.