I'm in Love With a German Film Star (3:59)

Cover of Thirty Thousand Feet Over China

From Thirty Thousand Feet Over China and 36 other releases

The lyrics for “I’m in Love with a German Film Star” were written by Barbara Gogan about a one time roadie for The Clash and the Sex Pistols named Steve Connelly who had minor roles in several German films. It was produced by Pete Wilson who was the in house producer for Polydor Records. According to Wilson “It was a song that almost seemed to write itself”. The music weeklies declared the song “Single of the Week” while it was named “Peoples Choice” on Capital Radio. This lead to two Top of the Pops appearances. Polydor did not press enough copies of the single which topped out at number 25 position on the UK singles charts.


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  • rvg1990

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    @catwithasax It was a bad joke. Don't take anything I say literally

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ibroxstadium

    Reminds me of the aftermath of John Lennons death!

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • catwithasax

    @KingFahtah Uwe Boll wasn't in films was he, best known for transforming films into video games concepts.

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • KingFahtah

    @catwithasax Uwe Boll

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mely_kc

    Love the song! Kudos to Never Mind the Buzzcocks for the identity parade which featured the guitarist!

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • catwithasax

    What German film star ?

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CadaWacca

    My 1500th loved track!

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • flickothewrist

    Monumental pop song that has thrilled me from day one, the siren-like vocal is a perfect fit for the lush backing arrangement, fantastic stuff

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • robrues

    It's a glamorous world...

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • grapeape79

    Such a classic!

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KeithandLor

    I know I was wondering the same thing silvasonicsurfa

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa

    .....why doesn't this appear more when I'm playing my library radio.....? Grrrr

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • sneggyuser

    Still sounds amazing, just love it, fab guitars!

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • khenning9

    Brilliant. Nice to wake up to.

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • starfloka

    nice guitars

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Feral78

    Never forget first hearing this track on Peel's show in my teen bedroom in the the mid 90's. Ace! : )

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • majic4

    me too,,,

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • cherryclove

    I will always love this song <3

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa

    This is in my all time top 5 records (maybe even higher) of all time......I NEVER tire of this record, it is humungously sublime...........the guitar sound is absolutely lush........ and the crescendo at the end............oh jeez............3.30>, yes yes yes

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
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