History Music / Alphaville

7th Apr '18 1:27:36 AM HumanAdventure
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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Three of the four members of New German Wave band Ideal[[note]]Specifically, Ernst Duecker, Hansi Berhendt, and Eff Jott Krüger.[[/note]] reunited as backup musicians for ''The Breathtaking Blue'' six years after Ideal broke up. While they mostly played on separate tracks, all three played together on "Heaven or Hell."
6th Apr '18 1:18:44 PM Statzkeen
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They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" [[note]]No relation to the Tom Waits song of the same name[[/note]] and "Forever Young,"[[note]]Not the Rod Stewart one[[/note]] both released in 1984. While "Forever Young" and "Big in Japan" managed to peak at 65 and 66, respectively, on the US's Billboard Hot 100, Alphaville have always been best appreciated in Europe, releasing a few top ten singles in several countries throughout the 80s. "Forever Young" has seen a new appreciation in recent years through several covers, remixes, and appearances in movie soundtracks and TV shows.

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They are best known for their two biggest hits, "Big in Japan" [[note]]No relation to the Tom Waits song of the same name[[/note]] and "Forever Young,"[[note]]Not the Rod Stewart one, nor the Bob Dylan one[[/note]] both released in 1984. While "Forever Young" and "Big in Japan" managed to peak at 65 and 66, respectively, on the US's Billboard Hot 100, Alphaville have always been best appreciated in Europe, releasing a few top ten singles in several countries throughout the 80s. "Forever Young" has seen a new appreciation in recent years through several covers, remixes, and appearances in movie soundtracks and TV shows.
5th Jan '18 5:10:49 PM Bauglir100
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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: In the chorus of "Dangerous Places".
-->"I promise this thing will sell. I promise I'll take you to Heaven."
30th Jul '17 10:09:45 AM GrammarNavi
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* EpilepticFlashingLights: Feature in the video for "Big in Japan." In fact, when Rhino posted the video to their YouTube page, they slowed the video down significantly.

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* EpilepticFlashingLights: Feature in the video for "Big in Japan." In fact, when Rhino posted the video to their YouTube Website/YouTube page, they slowed the video down significantly.
28th Apr '17 8:51:05 PM HumanAdventure
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* SixthRanger: Rainer Bloss has not generally been considered an official member of Alphaville, but he has contributed, in some capacity or another, to every album from ''Afternoons in Utopia'' to ''Catching Rays on Giant.

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* SixthRanger: Rainer Bloss has not generally been considered an official member of Alphaville, but he has contributed, in some capacity or another, to every album from ''Afternoons in Utopia'' to ''Catching Rays on Giant.Giant''.
28th Apr '17 8:50:35 PM HumanAdventure
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* SixthRanger: Rainer Bloss has not generally been considered an official member of Alphaville, but he has contributed, in some capacity or another, to every album since ''Afternoons in Utopia''.

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* SixthRanger: Rainer Bloss has not generally been considered an official member of Alphaville, but he has contributed, in some capacity or another, to every album since from ''Afternoons in Utopia''.Utopia'' to ''Catching Rays on Giant.
28th Apr '17 8:48:20 PM HumanAdventure
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** "Mafia Island," which is inspired by a trip Marian took to the titular island in the early 90s. According to him, he got drunk at a bar and started to imagine what it would be like if the people on Mafia Island were the only people left on Earth.
9th Apr '17 3:15:49 AM HumanAdventure
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** "Beyond the Laughing Sky" is definitely this for ''Strange Attractor.''


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** "Beyond the Laughing Sky" is named after a song that was written for, but cut from Disney's [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]].
8th Apr '17 9:39:21 AM HumanAdventure
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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Forever Young'' and ''Afternoons in Utopia'' have title tracks, ''The Breathtaking Blue'' is in the lyrics of "Summer Rain," and ''Salvation'' is in the lyrics of "Spirit of the Age." ''Prostitute'' and ''Catching Rays on Giant'' avert this completely.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Forever Young'' and ''Afternoons in Utopia'' have title tracks, ''The Breathtaking Blue'' is in the lyrics of "Summer Rain," and ''Salvation'' is in the lyrics of "Spirit of the Age.Age," and ''Strange Attractor'' is in the lyrics of "Sexyland." ''Prostitute'' and ''Catching Rays on Giant'' avert this completely.
26th Jan '17 3:57:44 PM Xtifr
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Alphaville is a German SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group that gained international popularity in the 1980s. The band was originally named '''Forever Young'''.

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Alphaville is a German SynthPop[=/=][[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] group that gained international popularity in the 1980s. The band was originally named '''Forever Young'''.Forever Young.



* BookEnds: ''Afternoons in Utopia'' does something similar to TheWall. The first track is an echo of the word "night". The last track is the limerick "There was a young lady named Bright / Whose speed was much faster, much faster than light / She departed one day / In a relative way / And returned on the previous...."

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* BookEnds: ''Afternoons in Utopia'' does something similar to TheWall.''Music/TheWall''. The first track is an echo of the word "night". The last track is the limerick "There was a young lady named Bright / Whose speed was much faster, much faster than light / She departed one day / In a relative way / And returned on the previous...."
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