Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen

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"Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen"
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Single by Nina Hagen & Automobil
Released 1974
Format 7" single
Length 6:36
Label Amiga
Writer(s) Michael Heubach (music)
Kurt Demmler (lyrics)
Nina Hagen & Automobil singles chronology
"Du Hast den Farbfilm vergessen"
"He, wir fahren auf's Land"

"Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen" (translation: You Forgot The Color Film) is a pop single written by Michael Heubach (music) and Kurt Demmler (lyrics). It was first performed by German punk artist Nina Hagen and her band Automobil (of which Heubach was the keyboardist), released in 1974 prior to Hagen's punk career. The song depicts a young girl scolding her boyfriend for forgetting to bring the color film for their camera while on vacation, and is widely considered to be a subtle satire of the monochromatic Communist state. Others interpret the lyrics as the story of a woman suffering from domestic violence and finding no one to believe her.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen – 3:01
  2. Wenn ich an dich denk' – 3:35

Cover versions[edit]

The German pop band Echolot from Erfurt covered the song on the compilation album, Power from the Eastside in 2003.


  1. ^ Metzger, Richard (2011-12-15). "Pre-punk Nina Hagen in East Germany, 1974". Dangerous Minds. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 

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