Nina Hagen is a Crazy Awesome
German singer - the face, heart and soul of 80's Berlin punk rock. She's known for experimenting with different styles (gospel is a recent favourite, as she's suddenly found Jesus), usually with definite opera, reggae, synth pop and classic rock influences. When she still lived in East Germany
, she scored her first popular song with "Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen"
Career highlights include her first rock hit "Unbeschreiblich Weiblich"
back in 1978, her drug-fueled relationship
with Dutch punk artist Herman Brood, and her much lauded performance as Mrs. Peachum in a 1999 concert version of The Threepenny Opera
. Also, she was Sally in the German dub of The Nightmare Before Christmas
and Yubaba in Spirited Away
. She also provided the theme song to the anime film Tenchi Muyo! in Love
, "Alchemy of Love".