Nina Hagen Band – Nina Hagen Band (1978) – Lp
Catharina “Nina” Hagen (born March 11, 1955) is a German singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her theatrical vocals and is often referred to as the “Godmother of Punk” due to her prominence during the punk and new wave movements in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Artist: Nina Hagen Band
Title: Nina Hagen Band
Label: CBS Records
Catalog# CBS 83136
Nina Hagen Band is the debut studio album by Nina Hagen Band. It was released on February 11, 1978 by CBS Records. It was the first release by German singer Nina Hagen after her 1976 expatriation from East Germany. When she arrived in Hamburg, her stepfather and singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann got her in touch with CBS. Hagen traveled to London where she was introduced to music genres such as punk and reggae, and befriended other artists including Ari Up of the band The Slits. After she returned to Germany, she met with musicians Herwig Mitteregger, Bernhard Potschka and Manfred Praeker. Joined by Reinhold Heil, they formed the Nina Hagen Band and in November 1977 signed a record deal with CBS. Nina Hagen Band was produced by the band with additional production by Tom Müller and Ralf Nowy. Most of the songs had been already written by Hagen in East Germany.
Upon its release, Nina Hagen Band received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Hagen’s theatrical vocals, different from singing on her East German records. The album was a commercial success. In Germany, it peaked at number eleven and also reached charts in other countries, such as Austria and Netherlands.
Four singles were released from the album: “TV-Glotzer“, “Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo”, “Naturträne” and “Unbeschreiblich weiblich”.
1. TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope) (5:15)
2. Rangehn (3:27)
3. Unbeschreiblich Weiblich (3:30)
4. Auf’m Bahnhof Zoo (5:25)
5. Naturträne (4:05)
1. Superboy (4:01)
2. Heiss (4:11)
3. Fisch Im Wasser (0:51)
4. Auf’m Friedhof (6:15)
5. Der Spinner (3:15)
6. Pank (1:45)