|"That's why the lady is a punk"|
Nina Hagen about sound, concerts, family, religion and social engagement
She is called the German Godmother of punk: Catharina "Nina" Hagen, born on the 11th of March, 1955 in Berlin-Friedrich's grove. She was known in the GDR as a singer of the group "Automobil" and „Fritzens Dampferband". Their song „You have forgotten the colour film" („Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen") has meanwhile cult status.
In 1976, after the deprivation of citizenship of her stepfather Wolf Biermann, Nina Hagen left for England from the GDR. Punk was announced. Then she moved to West-Berlin, where it properly overshot. As a punk rock singer she sprinkled regularly all taboos and morality images.
Her best records are called as follows: an album "Nina Hagen Band" of 1977, the disc "Unbehagen" which was recorded in 1979 in the Hanse recording studios in Berlin, and the gospel CD „Personal Jesus" (2010). In the end of 2011 Nina has published her new disc "Volksbeat". Her life stations are as coloured and fluorescent as she herself: besides, she lived in England, in Los Angeles, in Paris, on Ibiza and in India. Religiousness belongs to her life. Just as social engagement. Andreas Düllick spoke for the Street Brush with the unfathomable Nina Hagen.