Sunday, January 23, 2005

"I'm In Love with a German Film Star"

Achingly hip and laid-back. This song wears dark shades and a long overcoat. You can imagine it sitting in the back of some cafe, watching tourists, locals and idly passing the time. Lots of echo, vaguely Gothic in a sort of Siouxie way, some noodly guitar and a gentle insistent beat, while the lyric rhapsodises about just how amazingly cool one human being can be.

4 comments:

Spicy Cauldron said...

Couldn't agree more. Not a lot of people remember this track but I listen to it now and again and think back to the days of the New Romantics... *sigh*.... gettin' old... but tracks like this were, and remain, cool as f**k...

Anonymous said...

Definitely, and I agree with the other post, its appeal is subtle and very often missed. But it just nailed so much about that emotion as well as a decade. How we "fall in love" in our teens and 20s almost regularly, how unrequited it seems, but also how alive. Never forget breaking down on an empty motorway in the middle of nowhere, but feeling great just because this was on the radio. After that, and even now, whenever I think of great 80s songs, this one is in my top 5. Just wonderful ambience with restrained, tasteful guitar work. Thanks for the opportunity to say this.

Ken said...

One of my fave songs ever!!! Often forgotten, but, a delight to rediscover.
Simplistic, but with a naievity that can only belong to this era! A risque innocence, when we were young and had so many options open to us!

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