Short lived collaboration between Propaganda vocalist, Claudia Brücken and cult favourite Electro pioneer, Thomas Leer. The pair released a handful of smart singles and an album before deciding to cut and run. Satirizing the glitz and indulgence of the entertainment industry, the first release, Snobbery and Decay, came at a time when perhaps the public had grown weary of ZTT's promotional style and just didn't 'buy' it. Ultimately, the duo suffered the cynicism of the industry they lampooned.

Act Discography


ZQMC 1 Act Laughter, Tears And Rage (Album, Comp) ZTT ZQMC 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CTIS 28 Act Snobbery & Decay (Single, Maxi, EP) ZTT CTIS 28 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VIMM 1 Act Absolutely Immune (Single, EP) ZTT VIMM 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
J.B. 330 Act / Giuni Russo Con La Partecipazione Di Rettore Act / Giuni Russo Con La Partecipazione Di Rettore - Snobbery & Decay / Adrenalina(7", Jukebox) Ricordi J.B. 330 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
BETT 1 Act Chance (Single) ZTT BETT 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TIMM 2 Act I Can't Escape From You (Love & Hate) (Single, EP) ZTT TIMM 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version


none Act Love & Hate – A Compact Introduction To Act (Comp, Album) Salvo, ZTT none Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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November 6, 2015
I agree with Numanoid. The only special thing about Act was Claudia Brücken's voice, and there are many better records on which you can hear that. Act's songs were incredibly weak, Leer's voice was irritating throughout (and wasn't a remotely interesting combination with Brücken's – she just made him sound like an idiot), the Morleyisms (especially in mix titles) were threadbare by now. The production has dated very badly. The whole effect is that of a dull in-joke that ran out of road on their first single.


June 29, 2015
However much ZTT want to spin the greatness of ACT, the reason why they didn't take-off back in the 80's is that they sound fair enough, but nothing special.


January 23, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Wonderful album, extremely colorful with exciting instrumentation, very versatile compositions, yet held together by Stephen Lipson's mastermind. Powerful and vivid movements. Synth-pop of the best kind. I prefer it over the Propaganda what was a bit rudimentary compared to this one. Thomas Leer's appearing voice is just perfect, but Claudia Brücken never was sooo good, nor since. Highest recommendation, even more for ZTT-artists fans. Interestingly the LP version contains a half minute long interplay with singing. Original piece and based on the I can't escape from you sounds. It isn't included on the German CD, nor on the 3-CD box set! The Original design was very georgeous, Claudia was very nice on it. Reissue isn't that good but has incredible amount of mixes and not yet released material! GREAT! Pity, the recording soundquality is as poor as usual on the other ZTT stuff of the mid-80's. Watch-out: there are multiple remix versions were released on some Art of 12" issues which are NOT appearing in the Act catalogue!!!

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