Posts Tagged ‘Nena’

Saturday Matinee – Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Trio, Nena & the Allotria Jazz Band

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Kraftwerk on The Midnight Special (1975).

I didn’t realize Tangerine Dream was German – but I should have. We’d listen to this while pulling all-nighters at Biteme U.

Trio [via]. I remember the song, never saw the vid.

Nina Hagen in 1983. I always liked that song, but didn’t realize she was born in East Berlin. Unusual circumstances the government allowed her to leave when she was 21.

[UPDATE: Dang. I blew it. Thanks daver.

daver Says:

Nina Hagen did not record that song, the German band Nena did, the lead singer was Nena Kerner.


Live from München, the Allotria Jazz Band plays Jelly Roll Morton.

That’s about all the German stuff I can take for now. Have a great weekend, don’t let the scolds get to you. See you back here tomorrow and stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Shirley Bassey, Goldfinger, Nena & Nina Hagen with Don Rickles & Merv Griffin

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Dame Shirley Bassey‘s classic “Theme to Goldfinger” as captured on film in 1965. I didn’t know she was Welsh until today.

Goldfinger‘s cover of Nena’s “99 Luftballons” is pretty good.

Nena‘s “Rette Mich” (Save Me) is from the same album as 99 Luftballons.

I’m embarrassed to admit that I once confused Nena (Gabriele Kerner of Hagen, West Germany) with  Nina Hagen (Catherine Hagen of East Berlin, East Germany). Never again.

Have a great weekend, folks. More is yet to come.


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