THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Passions – “I’m in love with a German Film Star”.
The Passions were a post-punk band formed by guitarist/vocalist Barbara Gogan, bassist Claire Bidwell, drummer Richard Williams, vocalist Mitch Barker, and guitarist Clive Temperley.
The Passions debuted in March of 1979 with the Needles and Pins single on Soho, which helped them gain a contract with Fiction, home of the Cure. A year passed between the release of the single and Michael and Miranda, the band’s debut LP. Another single and a pair of trips to the BBC studios for recording sessions preceded the release of their highest charting song, “I’m in Love With a German Film Star,” which hit number 25 on the U.K. pop chart during the winter of 1981.