– excerpt from liner notes
Born in East Germany, Nina Hagen had already gained a
reputation as a flamboyant rock singer by the time she emigrated to the West in 1976, where she formed a band, signed to CBS Germany, and released their debut album, Nina Hagen Band, in 1978.
It was followed in 1980 by Unbehagen. Hagen’s first U.S. release was a four-song EP consisting of songs drawn from her two German releases, Nina Hagen Band EP (1980). She moved to New York and made her first English-language LP, Nunsexmonkrock, in 1982. That and its follow-up, the Giorgio Moroder-produced Fearless (1983), charted briefly, and “New York New York“
was a Top Ten Hit. (c)William Ruhlmann All Music Guide
In 1991, she released the album “Street”, and went on tour through Europe again. In 1993, the album “Revolution Ballroom” came out followed by, two years later, the album “Freud Euch”, which was recorded in English under the title “Beehappy” in 1996.
In 1999, she recorded the album “Om Namah Shivay” including mainly Indian songs. The album was distributed only through her internet homepage. Half of its profits went into charitable projects. The self produced “The Return of the Mother” appeared in February 2001.
Nina is currently recording a new album on (Hollywood Records) and plans to tour in 2014.
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