- Released: February 13, 2007
- Label: Koch Records
- 1.New York New York
- 2.My Sensation
- 3.Flying Saucers
- 4.I Love Paul
- 5.The Change
- 6.Silent Love
- 7.What It Is
- 8.T.V. Snooze
- 9.Springtime in Paris
Personnel: Nina Hagen (vocals); Richie Zito (guitar); Gary Herbick (horns); Arthur Barrows, Phil Schanel, Karl Rucker (keyboards); Simmonds (drums); John Gilson (programming).
Recording information: Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Musicland West; Oasis; Soundfactory; Sunset sound; The Valley.
Photographer: Julianna Grigorova.
Unknown Contributor Role: Ian Underwood.
Arranger: Karl Rucker.
Fearless is a good adjective for German chanteuse Nina Hagen, whose bizarre, chirpy vocal style, penchant for colorful costumes, and devotion to both avant-garde sonics and catchy pop predated Bjork by more than a decade. This 1983 album was an even stranger venture for her than usual, in that she teamed up with disco master-producer Giorgio Moroder, perhaps in search of a hit, or just new juxtapositions for her angular approach to singing.
The disco-funk backing bubbles along agreeably, while Hagen sings about flying saucers, universal love, and the dangers of drugs. Stand-out tracks include "What it Is," a proto-rap extolling the virtues of healthy living, and "Springtime In Paris," whose punky urgency sounds the most like vintage Hagen.