When you're in ecstasy, you don't care much about controlling whatever you're doing, and she lets her hair down on the album in a way she never did before. © 2019 MediaMass All rights reserved. I can't tell a single word throughout except an ununderstandable 'spiders from Mars' reference in one place , but all the English-German melange sounds so unbelievably cool, so incredibly schizophrenic, and actually so goddamn inspired, it's hard to dismiss this as dumb folly. But more than that, Nina Hagen Band is one of the most personality-filled albums of its epoch I know of. From 1972 to 1973, Hagen enrolled in the crash-course performance program at The Central Studio for Light Music in East Berlin.
Remember, I almost gave it three stars. I'm sorry, but the days of disco pioneering were long over; it was one thing to do all those Donna Summer records, it was another thing to provide the Sparks with inspiration for their late Seventies creative works, but for Nina Hagen, the transition to generic disco was pathetic. With an almost operatic flourish as she bawls out that line. Brood and Hagen would have a long romantic relationship that would end when Hagen could no longer tolerate Brood's drug abuse. As for the original numbers, they're kind of spotty as well, with high points and low points alternating all the time.
It's stunningly diverse and variegated, and most of the songs rule, for sure, but overall, it sure sounds less smart and, if you wish, less profound than even something like Nina Hagen Band. Hagen with Magdi Body, and Tatjana Archipowa, April 1976 Nina Hagen was born in the former , , the daughter of Hans Hagen also known as Hans Oliva-Hagen , a scriptwriter, and née Buchholz , an actress and singer. And that her quickly assembled band of unknowns would hold down the rhythm so well? Whatever the variations in the actual music, though, it's always the voice that matters. However, in terms of diversity, dedication, adventurousness and professionalism Nina Hagen has them all beat on this debut. Nina Hagen Daughter In late 1980, Hagen discovered she was pregnant, broke up with the father-to-be Ferdinand Karmelk, and moved to Los Angeles. These songs are, in fact, all displaying creativity as far as the lyrics and their acoustic realization goes, and they all, or nearly all, suck as far as the music is concerned. I mean, the music on here just isn't interesting at all.
Can't stop listening to it. Biermann's political views later influenced young Hagen. Meanwhile, Hagen's public persona was steadily creating media uproar. I guess I've been giving the Nina Hagen Band less credit than they actually deserved. In 1983, she released the album and a minor European tour. It's a bit inconsistent to be rated as Nina's highest, and her second effort would actually manage to beat it in terms of depth, diversity, and entertainment value, but the fact is that all of Nina Hagen is already here, limbs, fluids, and dharmas.
Essentially because it was Nina Hagen's first English based album, recorded in New York of all places, and the one that got her a little press and a little recognition over the ocean. Where her early albums were eccentric, inventive, and complex kitsch, In Ekstasy is just kitsch without any true inventiveness or complexity, at least when compared to you-know-what. Your rating: or to assign a rating to this album. The condensation actually helps put in her best light, ignoring the half-baked genre experiments that mar both albums in favor of the songs that put her one-of-a-kind voice through its paces. . Of course, kitsch is kitsch, and Nina can't resist the temptation to insert a line from 'Mercedes Benz' in the middle of the proceedings, as well as the riff from 'Purple Haze' for no apparent reason. In 1989 she had a relationship with French make-up artist Franck Chevalier which yielded their son, Otis Chevalier-Hagen b.
In short, quite a glorious collection of grooves, except that if you're a serious dude, you'll never think of Nina Hagen as anything more than a trashy kitsch artist if this is your first acquaintance with the album. For specific non-comment-related questions, consult the. More music songs Fisch im Wasser, Naturträne, Unbeschreiblich Weiblich, Tiatschi, The Chance, My Sensation, You Are Eternal. More music songs Aruru Lullaby Sweet Baby, Antiworld, Dread Love, Erstes Dreigroschenfinale - Nina Hagen, New York New York. Shortly afterwards, she was offered a record deal from and formed Nina Hagen Band. Pulling out individuality and personality like rotten teeth? In 1991 she toured Europe in support of her new album. Your comment: or to comment on this album.
Ekstasy still has some dancey stuff on it, but see, Nina's problem is not exactly with dance rhythms, but rather with trying to recast herself as a performer primarily destined for nightclubs and discotheques. Simultaneously fashion photographer Hannes Schmid produced a Nina Hagen cover for German Cosmopolitan magazine. In it, she claimed to be Biermann's biological daughter, and threatened to become the next if not allowed to rejoin her father. Blending something new that is very old. The band released one more album before their break-up in 1979. Later albums include 2003 , in which she sang numerous covers with her then husband, Danish singer and performer, Lucas Alexander.
For reading convenience, please open the in a parallel browser window. Oh gosh, I mean, it's just my friggin' opinion. Archived from on 30 July 2014. This was followed by Heiß, a greatest hits album. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site.
Thus, you can't really appreciate all of her true uniqueness. The talk show host, Dieter Seefranz, had to step down following this controversy. There's no doubt that some fans of her will get their kicks out of 'Russian Reggae', for instance, but me being a Russian and all, I find this song extremely cheesy, much more so than 'Radio Yerevan'. On October 21 after seven years passed she visited Moscow again. And the lyrics are far from the grotesque rubbish Nina would start writing later, a very hard-hitting anthemic text about the, eh, current generation.