Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Retro Spins: Alphaville - Forever Young



Alphaville
Forever Young
1985

The 80's brought with it a ton of one hit wonders - Many of which came from Germany. Today I'm looking at one such band - Alphaville.

With the help of MTV, the band found mild success with their hit Big in Japan which was released on their September 1985 album, Forever Young. However, it would be the album title track which would put them on the very high chart numbers, piquing for one week at 95 and disappearing the following week - Much like the band in general. Forever Young (the song) would go on to be covered numerous times over throughout the decades and to date remains the bands most popular.

The album is heavy on the synth pop from start to finish with the only detour from this being the bass guitar driven and highly discussed in forums, To Germany With Love - One of my personal favorites on the album.

Standout tracks for me have always been A Victory in Love, Big in Japan, To Germany With Love and Forever Young. Even after listening to the album in full for Retro Spins I didn't hear anything else that really stood out for me. In other words, nothing new got the honor of being sent over to the IPOD for my 80's shuffle. Oh well. I'll happily stick with the four tracks I already like.

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3 comments:

  1. Never heard of these cats, although the music has a familiar sound to it... The only Forever Young I remember was by Rod Stewart.

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    1. Which was a great song from 1988 by Mr. Stewart.

      Did you know the kid in the video was mistaken a lot of times to be Rod Stewart's actual son? He was actually just an actor - Who would go on to play Latchboy in the movie Hook.

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    2. Alex Zuckerman... Good catch!

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