Nina Hagen - Angstlos 12" Vinyl LP Album

- A Fearless Fusion of Punk, New Wave, and Beyond

Nina Hagen's daring album "Angstlos" is a sonic adventure showcasing her punk roots infused with new wave, electronic, and dub elements. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Keith Forsey, it features quirky lyrics, Hagen's theatrical vocals, and a bold rejection of musical boundaries. "Angstlos" became a critical and commercial success, solidifying Hagen's status as a fearless and innovative artist.

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"Angstlos" Album Description:

Nina Hagen, the eccentric and electrifying "Godmother of Punk," unleashed her groundbreaking solo album "Angstlos" (German for "Fearless") in 1983. This audacious record stands as a testament to Hagen's wild artistry and her relentless drive to push musical boundaries.

"Angstlos" marked a sonic departure for Hagen. While rooted in her signature punk spirit, the album seamlessly weaves in elements of new wave, electronic music, dub, and even funk. This fearless fusion of genres highlights Hagen's refusal to be confined by any single label.

The album boasts a star-studded production team. Collaborating with legendary producer Giorgio Moroder (known for his work with Donna Summer) and Keith Forsey, Hagen crafted a sonically rich and experimental soundscape.

The album leads with "New York / N.Y.," a synth-pop-driven track that showcases Hagen's quirky lyrical world, with references to aliens, UFOs, and her own outlandish persona. Other standouts include the experimental, dub-infused "Was Es Ist" and the anthemic "Zarah," where Hagen fearlessly channels dramatic, operatic vocals over a driving rock beat.

Throughout the album, Hagen's lyrics are equally captivating. Touching on themes of social awareness, spirituality, and extraterrestrial beings, she delivers her message with a blend of absurdity, humor, and sharp wit. "Angstlos" is as much a musical experience as it is a theatrical performance.

"Angstlos" was a critical and commercial success, cementing Hagen's status as a daring and innovative artist. Its impact can be felt in the subsequent waves of female musicians who dared to defy convention and break down genre barriers. The album remains a touchstone for artists and fans seeking bold, experimental, and utterly unpredictable music.

Nina Hagen Live: Spring in Paris

Music Genre:

 New Wave Punk Deutsche Neue Well Music

Album Production:

 Produced in coorperation with Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey

Record Label Information:

 CBS 25667

Media Format:

 12" Vinyl LP Gramophone

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in Holland
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Band Members and Musicians on: Nina Hagen Angstlos
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Nina Hagen
  • Karl Rucker
  • Steve Schiff
  • Richie Zito
  • Arthur Barrows
  • Phil Schanel
  • Guest performers: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Track Listing of: Nina Hagen Angstlos
    Side One:
  1. New York / N.Y.
  2. Was Es Ist
  3. Lorelei
  4. Zarah (Ich Weiss, es Wird Einmal Ein Wunder Geschehn)
    Side Two:
  1. Fruhling in Paris
  2. I Love Paul
  3. My Sensation
  4. Newsflash
  5. The Change
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