History Quotes / RebelliousSpirit

16th Mar '15 5:29:56 PM johnnyfog
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-->--'''MattStone'''

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-->--'''MattStone'''
-->--'''Creator/MattStone'''


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->And I thought my mother was hardcore. I grew up without sugar, white bread or anything else remotely unhealthy. We were given fucking carrot sticks and tomato juice for snacks. NASTY! We became so hard-up for sugar that we would make sugar water and raw oatmeal with sugar in it. That kind of diet shit can backfire. I may have been healthy when I was a child, but now I eat chocolate cookies for breakfast because of it. Shhh! I put milk in the cookies. That makes it okay and healthy.
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2008/04/09/heather-mills-diet-demands-is-driving-everyone-crazy/ Michael K.]]'''
28th Jan '15 8:37:25 AM johnnyfog
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->The guy's face is shorthand for 'I'm against the status quo.' He's politics' answer to JamesDean, a rebel with a very specific cause."''

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->The guy's face is shorthand for 'I'm against the status quo.' He's politics' answer to JamesDean, Creator/JamesDean, a rebel with a very specific cause."''
28th Jan '15 8:37:15 AM johnnyfog
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->The guy's face is shorthand for 'I'm against the status quo.' He's politics' answer to JamesDean, a rebel with a very specific cause."''
-->--'''David Segal''' on UsefulNotes/CheGuevara, ''The Washington Post''
14th Jan '15 1:36:47 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Whaddya mean, 'I don't support the system'?\\
[[MetaphoricallyTrue I go to court when I have to]]"''

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->''"Whaddya ->''Whaddya mean, 'I don't support the system'?\\
[[MetaphoricallyTrue I go to court when I have to]]"''to]]''



->''"I was walkin' through the city streets\\

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->''"I ->''I was walkin' through the city streets\\



Maaaannnn, pump that garbage in another man's veins!"''

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Maaaannnn, pump that garbage in another man's veins!"''veins!''



->''"I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."''

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->''"I'm ->''We are not your kind of people\\
You seem kind of phony\\
Everything's a lie\\
We are not your kind of people\\
Something in your makeup\\
Don't see eye to eye\\
We are not your kind of people\\
Don't want to be like you, ever in our lives\\
We are not your kind of people\\
We fight when you start talking\\
There's nothing but white noise''
-->--'''{{Music/Garbage}}''', "Not Your Kind of People"

->I'm
afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."''



-> ''"People've been telling me how things work down here - telling me the ''rules''. You know what? Your rules suck."''

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-> ''"People've ->People've been telling me how things work down here - telling me the ''rules''. You know what? Your rules suck."''



->''' Mildred:''' Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?
->'''Johnny:''' Whadda you got?

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->''' Mildred:''' Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?
->'''Johnny:'''
against?\\
'''Johnny:'''
Whadda you got?



->''"Sir Integra! I apologize I tried to stop him, but when I pleaded with him he merely responded with--mind my French--'Fuck the police.' He then proceeded to tilt every painting he passed on the way here."''

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->''"Sir ->Sir Integra! I apologize I tried to stop him, but when I pleaded with him he merely responded with--mind my French--'Fuck the police.' He then proceeded to tilt every painting he passed on the way here."''



->''“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”''

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->''“Whenever ->Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”''



->''"When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don’t forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything."''

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->''"When ->When I mount the scaffold at last these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone, but don’t forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything."''



->''"For me, the only danger is a tendency to drift toward the center... I’m not a courtier; I’m a critic — something most people [[YesMan who consider power exciting]] find difficult to understand."''

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->''"For ->For me, the only danger is a tendency [[TrueNeutral to drift toward the center... center]]... I’m not a courtier; I’m a critic — something [[YesMan most people [[YesMan who consider power exciting]] find difficult to understand."''



->''"When [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher the Conservatives]] were in, I cannot tell you how much I hated them. But I realise how shallow I am because I now hate [[UsefulNotes/TonyBlair the Labour Party]] as much."''

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->''"When ->When [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher the Conservatives]] were in, I cannot tell you how much I hated them. But I realise how shallow I am because I now hate [[UsefulNotes/TonyBlair the Labour Party]] as much."''



->''“I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.”''

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->''“I ->I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.”''



->''"The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life away to a function that doesn't interest you. This situation so repelled me that I was driven to drink, starvation, and mad females, simply as an alternative."''

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->''"The ->The nine-to-five is one of the greatest atrocities sprung upon mankind. You give your life away to a function that doesn't interest you. This situation so repelled me that I was driven to drink, starvation, and mad females, simply as an alternative."''



->''"I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That's my role in life, to be an outcast."''

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->''"I ->I never fit in. I am a true alternative. And I love being the outcast. That's my role in life, to be an outcast."''



->''"I had Birkenstocks in high school. I was [[NewAgeRetroHippie that guy.]] And I was sure that those people on the other side of the political spectrum ''[the right]'' were trying to control my life. And then I went to Boulder and got rid of my Birkenstocks immediately, because everyone else had them and I realized that ''[liberals]'' want to control my life too."''

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->''"I ->I had Birkenstocks in high school. I was [[NewAgeRetroHippie that guy.]] And I was sure that those people on the other side of the political spectrum ''[the right]'' [the right] were trying to control my life. And then I went to Boulder and got rid of my Birkenstocks immediately, because everyone else had them and I realized that ''[liberals]'' [liberals] want to control my life too."''



->''"That movie had some enjoyable moments. I remember the flight deck was on a sound stage and there was a big sign that said NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING AND NO EATING ON SET. At one point I looked over and [[Creator/HarrisonFord Harrison]] was in the doorway beneath the sign with [[CantYouReadTheSign a burrito, a cigar and a cup of coffee]], which I thought was hilarious. I could never get the image out of my head."''

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->''"That ->That movie had some enjoyable moments. I remember the flight deck was on a sound stage and there was a big sign that said NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING AND NO EATING ON SET. At one point I looked over and [[Creator/HarrisonFord Harrison]] was in the doorway beneath the sign with [[CantYouReadTheSign a burrito, a cigar and a cup of coffee]], which I thought was hilarious. I could never get the image out of my head."''



->''"Over the years, I've searched for a deeper subtext that could be used to tie the splintered shards of Nina's genre defying appearance and music together. I'll say this much - at the heart of Nina's shtick is the concept of Rebellion Against Authority. You may say, 'Gee, Wil, 'Rebellion Against Authority' is such a vague, ethereal concept you could apply it to pretty much anyone in the rock and roll biz. It sounds like you're just saying that as a quick way to finish up this article so you head downtown to meet that call girl you've got an appointment with.' But I reply, 'Hold on there, grasshopper.' Maybe you could apply it to anyone, but I firmly believe this concept holds special credence in Nina's life. You ever heard the theory that the harder you hold someone down the more they'll fight back? Well, consider this: Nina was born into state mandated conformity when she was birthed in East Berlin in 1955. (On top of that, her grandparents fell victim to one of the worst forms of oppression in history, dying in the concentration camps of World War II.) She grew up bouncing around in various state sponsored death cam-- uhh, [[{{Thoughtcrime}} educational facilities]], including the catchy sounding 'Central Bureau of Entertainment Music.' As such, it's no surprise that she's spent her artistic career revolting against conformity in the outrageous ways that she has. Unlike a lot of American artists who were big on rebellion but really didn't have much to rebel against, Nina had lived under one of the more oppressive regimes of the 20th century and as a result had plenty to rise up against. No rebel without a cause here."''

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->''"Over ->Over the years, I've searched for a deeper subtext that could be used to tie the splintered shards of Nina's genre defying appearance and music together. I'll say this much - at the heart of Nina's shtick is the concept of Rebellion Against Authority. You may say, 'Gee, Wil, 'Rebellion Against Authority' is such a vague, ethereal concept you could apply it to pretty much anyone in the rock and roll biz. It sounds like you're just saying that as a quick way to finish up this article so you head downtown to meet that call girl you've got an appointment with.' But I reply, 'Hold on there, grasshopper.' Maybe you could apply it to anyone, but I firmly believe this concept holds special credence in Nina's life. You ever heard the theory that the harder you hold someone down the more they'll fight back? Well, consider this: Nina was born into state mandated conformity when she was birthed in East Berlin in 1955. (On top of that, her grandparents fell victim to one of the worst forms of oppression in history, dying in the concentration camps of World War II.) She grew up bouncing around in various state sponsored death cam-- uhh, [[{{Thoughtcrime}} educational facilities]], including the catchy sounding 'Central Bureau of Entertainment Music.' As such, it's no surprise that she's spent her artistic career revolting against conformity in the outrageous ways that she has. Unlike a lot of American artists who were big on rebellion but really didn't have much to rebel against, Nina had lived under one of the more oppressive regimes of the 20th century and as a result had plenty to rise up against. No rebel without a cause here."''



->"''It is [[Creator/RobertHolmes (Robert) Holmes]] who showed us what it is that drives the Doctor to fight.''
->''There were always many possible answers to that question. Most of them were dumb and boring. If the matter had been left to Terry Nation the answer would have essentially been '[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]],' assuming he wasn't lazy and didn't say "space monsters.' Terrence Dicks, for all his adventuring charm, would have picked a very generic sense of evil. Far too many writers would have picked something like 'ignorance' or 'superstition.' But not Robert Holmes. Oh no.''
->''Robert Holmes picked bureaucracy. He set the Doctor against rules for their own sake. He set the Doctor against bullies and boredom and everything drab and banal. Robert Holmes decided that the mercurial hero who is the Doctor should, first and foremost, fight against the banality of evil. There are many things that are brilliant about'' Series/DoctorWho'' - the likability of a clever and unpredictable hero, the flexibility of the format, several of the monsters and concepts. But in the end, this is, I think, what made the show great. The fact that it is a profoundly delightful blow against the cruelty of 'the way things are.'"''

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->"''It ->It is [[Creator/RobertHolmes (Robert) Holmes]] who showed us what it is that drives the Doctor to fight.''
->''There
\\\
There
were always many possible answers to that question. Most of them were dumb and boring. If the matter had been left to Terry Nation the answer would have essentially been '[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]],' assuming he wasn't lazy and didn't say "space monsters.' Terrence Dicks, for all his adventuring charm, would have picked a very generic sense of evil. Far too many writers would have picked something like 'ignorance' or 'superstition.' But not Robert Holmes. Oh no.''
->''Robert
\\\
Robert
Holmes picked bureaucracy. He set the Doctor against rules for their own sake. He set the Doctor against bullies and boredom and everything drab and banal. Robert Holmes decided that the mercurial hero who is the Doctor should, first and foremost, fight against the banality of evil. There are many things that are brilliant about'' Series/DoctorWho'' - the likability of a clever and unpredictable hero, the flexibility of the format, several of the monsters and concepts. But in the end, this is, I think, what made the show great. The fact that it is a profoundly delightful blow against the cruelty of 'the way things are.'"'''
30th Dec '14 6:46:11 PM nombretomado
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-->--'''HLMencken''', 1922

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-->--'''HLMencken''', -->--'''Creator/HLMencken''', 1922
29th Nov '14 11:43:28 PM johnnyfog
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->''“I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.”''
-->--'''Noam Chomsky'''
18th Nov '14 11:07:11 AM johnnyfog
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->''"That movie had some enjoyable moments. I remember the flight deck was on a sound stage and there was a big sign that said NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING AND NO EATING ON SET. At one point I looked over and [[Creator/HarrisonFord Harrison]] was in the doorway beneath the sign with a burrito, a cigar and a cup of coffee, which I thought was hilarious. I could never get the image out of my head."''

to:

->''"That movie had some enjoyable moments. I remember the flight deck was on a sound stage and there was a big sign that said NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING AND NO EATING ON SET. At one point I looked over and [[Creator/HarrisonFord Harrison]] was in the doorway beneath the sign with [[CantYouReadTheSign a burrito, a cigar and a cup of coffee, coffee]], which I thought was hilarious. I could never get the image out of my head."''
18th Nov '14 11:06:41 AM johnnyfog
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->''It is'' [[Creator/RobertHolmes (Robert) Holmes]] who showed us what it is that drives the Doctor to fight.\\\
There were always many possible answers to that question. Most of them were dumb and boring. If the matter had been left to Terry Nation the answer would have essentially been '[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]],' assuming he wasn't lazy and didn't say "space monsters.' Terrence Dicks, for all his adventuring charm, would have picked a very generic sense of evil. Far too many writers would have picked something like 'ignorance' or 'superstition.' But not Robert Holmes. Oh no.''

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->''It is'' ->"''It is [[Creator/RobertHolmes (Robert) Holmes]] who showed us what it is that drives the Doctor to fight.\\\
There
''
->''There
were always many possible answers to that question. Most of them were dumb and boring. If the matter had been left to Terry Nation the answer would have essentially been '[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]],' assuming he wasn't lazy and didn't say "space monsters.' Terrence Dicks, for all his adventuring charm, would have picked a very generic sense of evil. Far too many writers would have picked something like 'ignorance' or 'superstition.' But not Robert Holmes. Oh no.''
18th Nov '14 11:06:24 AM johnnyfog
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Of course, I will concede that there are some of you out there so completely oblivious that you've never even heard a Nina Hagen album, thus I will take a paragraph or two to try and mend your heathen ways. (For you Nina fans out there - just bare with me. We've got to bring the gospel of Hagen to these savages them same way the Quakers proselytized the American Indian to the ways of Christ and oatmeal.) If I know you like I think I know you, you're probably asking, "What does a Nina Hagen album sound like?" Let me answer this way - Have you ever had a dinner of fettuccini alfredo with Quail eggs and salmon salad, washed down with some French cabernet and chocolate fudge for dessert? Well, imagine that in musical form. Still not with me? Geeze. okay, I'll try and be a little more concrete here. For one thing, the bulk of Nina's material is performed in her native language: German. Now we all know German to be a beautiful and fluid language with an overabundance of sensual trills and delightful "ra" sounds. Hah! Maybe compared to the language of ants! But to regular humans, German is probably the most horrific language on earth, combining blocky vowel formations that require the speaker to irrigate the flem in their throat with a steam shovel, and shrill screeches that can sterilize rabbits. But nowhere does this hideous, pain inducing language sound more beautiful than coming out of the mouth of Nina Hagen (It still sounds pretty crappy, but Nina does the best she can.) On top the fact that she's singing in one of the more obtuse languages on the planet, Nina further characterizes her songs with a decided slant towards operatic singing, banshee like octave leaps, and spoken word rants that might be best described as German rap. Imagine Rob Halford and Lil' Kim having a daughter and you'll get the idea.

FUN FILLED NINA FACTS #2:
Nina's mother was an actress, and Nina began acting at a young age, appearing in East German films such as "ABC der Liebe", and "Junge, heute ist Freitag." Now I know what you're thinking: "Junge Heute ist Freitag is one of my favorite films of all time! You're saying Nina Hagen was in Junge Heute ist Freitag? She really must be multi-talented to be both a fantastic singer, performer and an actress in Junge Heute ist Freitag." Well, that's Nina for you, cowboy - she's not a woman to be taken lightly.

That gives you a feel for Nina's vocal stylings, but it doesn't provide much information about her music. Hagen's songs have always drawn from a pretty diverse spectrum. Heavy Metal, punk rock, New Wave, Indian Pop, Krishna chants, Funk, German Classical music, Kraftwerk style Synth Pop, and Rockabilly have all found their way into her music. Indeed, Nina Hagen music is just as convention-trouncing as her vocals and always requires the creme de le creme of German musicianhood. She had an official back up group for her early albums, which she then disbanded in 1979 and pursued a solo career using Kraut session players. She's collaborated with a lot of big name German musicians whose names are meaningless to decent Americans like you or I, but astute readers may be familiar with shock diva, Lene Lovich, with whom Nina collaborated on the Animal Liberation tune, "Don't Kill the Animals!" (Don't have to search hard for the meaning in those lyrics.) For a good taste of what I consider the "classic" Hagen sound, I recommend "NunSexMonkRock" (1982) or "Angstlos" (1983). The critical fave "Unbehagen" (1978) can, in my opinion, be ignored, as it was too dependent of the "softer" sounds of Reggae and Synth Pop.

But an understanding of Nina's vocal eccentricities and musical dexterity doth not a Nina Hagen expert make. A key part of the whole Nina Hagen appeal is her crazy, cosmic philosophy as evidenced in her lyrics, performances and photo ops. What is this philosophy? Beats the fuck out of me. It seems to have something to do with Indian culture, UFOs, Islamic tradition, Christianity, The Rapture, and the innate goodness of all humanity. (So you know it's probably crap.) Over the course of twenty odd years, Nina has managed to represent this belief system in both her appearance and lyrics. On stage and on album covers Nina has appeared as a Mata Hari style siren, a baby toting Madonna (the mother of God, not the singer), a mohawked punk goddess, and a new wave fashion plate. Her lyrics have made reference to Shiva, Aliens, the Gods of Aquarius, and a state of oneness with the universe she calls "the Ekstacy." If you can make any sense of it let me know.
FUN FILLED NINA FACTS #3:
It should be noted that a lot of Nina's personal beliefs are, quite frankly, horseshit. Her new age babblings about a cosmic goodness are overbearingly trite and she's also one of these nutbags who thinks AIDS is an innately benign condition and that it's actually AIDS medication that is killing everyone - (Her and Dave Grohl.)

->''"Over the years, I've searched for a deeper subtext that could be used to tie the splintered shards of Nina's genre defying appearance and music together. I'll say this much - at the heart of Nina's shtick is the concept of Rebellion Against Authority. You may say, 'Gee, Wil, 'Rebellion Against Authority' is such a vague, ethereal concept you could apply it to pretty much anyone in the rock and roll biz. It sounds like you're just saying that as a quick way to finish up this article so you head downtown to meet that call girl you've got an appointment with.' But I reply, 'Hold on there, grasshopper.' Maybe you could apply it to anyone, but I firmly believe this concept holds special credence in Nina's life. You ever heard the theory that the harder you hold someone down the more they'll fight back? Well, consider this: Nina was born into state mandated conformity when she was birthed in East Berlin in 1955. (On top of that, her grandparents fell victim to one of the worst forms of oppression in history, dying in the concentration camps of World War II.) She grew up bouncing around in various state sponsored death cam., uhh, [[{{Thoughtcrime}} educational facilities]], including the catchy sounding 'Central Bureau of Entertainment Music.' As such, it's no surprise that she's spent her artistic career revolting against conformity in the outrageous ways that she has. Unlike a lot of American artists who were big on rebellion but really didn't have much to rebel against, Nina had lived under one of the more oppressive regimes of the 20th century and as a result had plenty to rise up against. No rebel without a cause here."''

to:

\n\nOf course, I will concede that there are some of you out there so completely oblivious that you've never even heard a Nina Hagen album, thus I will take a paragraph or two to try and mend your heathen ways. (For you Nina fans out there - just bare with me. We've got to bring the gospel of Hagen to these savages them same way the Quakers proselytized the American Indian to the ways of Christ and oatmeal.) If I know you like I think I know you, you're probably asking, "What does a Nina Hagen album sound like?" Let me answer this way - Have you ever had a dinner of fettuccini alfredo with Quail eggs and salmon salad, washed down with some French cabernet and chocolate fudge for dessert? Well, imagine that in musical form. Still not with me? Geeze. okay, I'll try and be a little more concrete here. For one thing, the bulk of Nina's material is performed in her native language: German. Now we all know German to be a beautiful and fluid language with an overabundance of sensual trills and delightful "ra" sounds. Hah! Maybe compared to the language of ants! But to regular humans, German is probably the most horrific language on earth, combining blocky vowel formations that require the speaker to irrigate the flem in their throat with a steam shovel, and shrill screeches that can sterilize rabbits. But nowhere does this hideous, pain inducing language sound more beautiful than coming out of the mouth of Nina Hagen (It still sounds pretty crappy, but Nina does the best she can.) On top the fact that she's singing in one of the more obtuse languages on the planet, Nina further characterizes her songs with a decided slant towards operatic singing, banshee like octave leaps, and spoken word rants that might be best described as German rap. Imagine Rob Halford and Lil' Kim having a daughter and you'll get the idea.\n\nFUN FILLED NINA FACTS #2:\nNina's mother was an actress, and Nina began acting at a young age, appearing in East German films such as "ABC der Liebe", and "Junge, heute ist Freitag." Now I know what you're thinking: "Junge Heute ist Freitag is one of my favorite films of all time! You're saying Nina Hagen was in Junge Heute ist Freitag? She really must be multi-talented to be both a fantastic singer, performer and an actress in Junge Heute ist Freitag." Well, that's Nina for you, cowboy - she's not a woman to be taken lightly.\n\nThat gives you a feel for Nina's vocal stylings, but it doesn't provide much information about her music. Hagen's songs have always drawn from a pretty diverse spectrum. Heavy Metal, punk rock, New Wave, Indian Pop, Krishna chants, Funk, German Classical music, Kraftwerk style Synth Pop, and Rockabilly have all found their way into her music. Indeed, Nina Hagen music is just as convention-trouncing as her vocals and always requires the creme de le creme of German musicianhood. She had an official back up group for her early albums, which she then disbanded in 1979 and pursued a solo career using Kraut session players. She's collaborated with a lot of big name German musicians whose names are meaningless to decent Americans like you or I, but astute readers may be familiar with shock diva, Lene Lovich, with whom Nina collaborated on the Animal Liberation tune, "Don't Kill the Animals!" (Don't have to search hard for the meaning in those lyrics.) For a good taste of what I consider the "classic" Hagen sound, I recommend "NunSexMonkRock" (1982) or "Angstlos" (1983). The critical fave "Unbehagen" (1978) can, in my opinion, be ignored, as it was too dependent of the "softer" sounds of Reggae and Synth Pop.\n\nBut an understanding of Nina's vocal eccentricities and musical dexterity doth not a Nina Hagen expert make. A key part of the whole Nina Hagen appeal is her crazy, cosmic philosophy as evidenced in her lyrics, performances and photo ops. What is this philosophy? Beats the fuck out of me. It seems to have something to do with Indian culture, UFOs, Islamic tradition, Christianity, The Rapture, and the innate goodness of all humanity. (So you know it's probably crap.) Over the course of twenty odd years, Nina has managed to represent this belief system in both her appearance and lyrics. On stage and on album covers Nina has appeared as a Mata Hari style siren, a baby toting Madonna (the mother of God, not the singer), a mohawked punk goddess, and a new wave fashion plate. Her lyrics have made reference to Shiva, Aliens, the Gods of Aquarius, and a state of oneness with the universe she calls "the Ekstacy." If you can make any sense of it let me know.\nFUN FILLED NINA FACTS #3:\nIt should be noted that a lot of Nina's personal beliefs are, quite frankly, horseshit. Her new age babblings about a cosmic goodness are overbearingly trite and she's also one of these nutbags who thinks AIDS is an innately benign condition and that it's actually AIDS medication that is killing everyone - (Her and Dave Grohl.)\n\n->''"Over the years, I've searched for a deeper subtext that could be used to tie the splintered shards of Nina's genre defying appearance and music together. I'll say this much - at the heart of Nina's shtick is the concept of Rebellion Against Authority. You may say, 'Gee, Wil, 'Rebellion Against Authority' is such a vague, ethereal concept you could apply it to pretty much anyone in the rock and roll biz. It sounds like you're just saying that as a quick way to finish up this article so you head downtown to meet that call girl you've got an appointment with.' But I reply, 'Hold on there, grasshopper.' Maybe you could apply it to anyone, but I firmly believe this concept holds special credence in Nina's life. You ever heard the theory that the harder you hold someone down the more they'll fight back? Well, consider this: Nina was born into state mandated conformity when she was birthed in East Berlin in 1955. (On top of that, her grandparents fell victim to one of the worst forms of oppression in history, dying in the concentration camps of World War II.) She grew up bouncing around in various state sponsored death cam., cam-- uhh, [[{{Thoughtcrime}} educational facilities]], including the catchy sounding 'Central Bureau of Entertainment Music.' As such, it's no surprise that she's spent her artistic career revolting against conformity in the outrageous ways that she has. Unlike a lot of American artists who were big on rebellion but really didn't have much to rebel against, Nina had lived under one of the more oppressive regimes of the 20th century and as a result had plenty to rise up against. No rebel without a cause here."''
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