- Artist Disillusionment: One of the reasons why Frank Mertens left Alphaville after Forever Young. Even before the band took off, he rarely gave interviews and was absent from most press appearances. Once the first album became a hit, he was totally unprepared for all the attention. He formed another band called Lonely Boys just to record enough songs to honor his contract with the record company, then gave up being a musician.
"I am shy and I don't like to talk. I prefer to look and listen. Marian and Bernhard talk quite enough." -Frank Mertens, 1984"Frank began to show the white feather. He was not ready for all this." -Marian Gold, 1995
- Fan Nickname: The Amiga Compilation is really titled, simply, Alphaville.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Sofie Gråbøl (Sarah Lund in the original version of The Killing) and Noah Taylor (Locke in Game of Thrones) had early roles in Songlines.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: While Alphaville's studio albums are easily available, most of the early singles haven't been released since the mid-80s, and a lot of early b-sides are hard to track down. Considering songs were often mixed differently from studio album, to 7-inch single version, to 12-inch single version, it's difficult to maintain a comprehensive collection, as what rereleases there are are rereleases of just one mix. Even the so-called Singles Collection is very sparse on material. The Dreamscapes box set includes several rare b-sides, but Dreamscapes itself is extremely rare and expensive.
- No Export for You: The single "Sensations" was only released in Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Swizterland. The 12-inch version contains two mixes of "Sensations," both of which sound very dissimilar from the album version except for the vocals.
- The Amiga Compilation was the band's attempt to rectify this for East Germany, where Forever Young and Afternoons in Utopia didn't get a proper release.
- Old Shame: According to Marian, "Sounds Like A Melody" and "Universal Daddy" were written only because the record company wanted more singles. He's come to like "SLAM" over the years, but not "Universal Daddy."
- Promoted Fangirl: Janey Klimek was a backup singer on Afternoons in Utopia, and became a fan of the band. She submitted poetry to the band's fan club newsletter. The band ended up adopting some of her poems as lyrics to their songs, where she is credited as Janey Diamond.
- Recycled Script: The lyrics "You need a friend without a doubt, I wonder why you came around / Are you awake or do you dream? You're stuck inside a frozen scene" have been used in three different songs. First in "Cosmopolitician," a song from Marian Gold's solo album United. Second in "Dream Machine," the first track of Dreamscapes. Third in a song on the upcoming Strange Attractor.
- Screwed by the Network: The band and their European label, WEA, clashed over the band's refusal to go on tour. Rumor has it that the poor marketing behind The Breathtaking Blue and Prostitute was WEA's quiet way of punishing them. Eventually, Marian Gold went on tour with a backup band that did not include Bernhard Lloyd or Ricky Echolette. Members of that backup band eventually became official members of Alphaville after Lloyd and Echolette departed.
- Troubled Production: According to Marian, he and Bernhard fought a lot during production of The Breathtaking Blue. The building of a new studio, which the band designed and financed themselves, was meant to allow the band to record as soon as they wrote material, without the extra process of making demos. This had the effect of getting the band extremely meticulous over every detail of the recording and mixing. Klaus Schulze, who co-produced the album, said he was surprised at how perfectionist Alphaville were, and that the few weeks he intended to work on the album turned into a year and a half. Additionally, while Alphaville's first two albums had a cohesive direction planned from the beginning, there was little idea of what direction The Breathtaking Blue would take. Marian has said that when the album was finished, Alphaville couldn't imagine working together again, and none of the band members spoke to each other for two years. Prostitute came about only after Ricky Echolette insisted that they record another album.