Punk Wedding

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Punk Wedding
EP by Nina Hagen
Released 1987 Germany
1988 Canada
Recorded 1987
Hansa Tonstudio (Berlin)
Genre Punk rock
Length 14:07
Label
  • Metropol
  • Amok
Producer Nina Hagen
Nina Hagen chronology
Nina Hagen in Ekstasy
(1985)
Punk Wedding
(1987)
Nina Hagen
(1989)

Punk Wedding is the second extended play by German singer Nina Hagen. The German version Punkhochzeit was first released in 1987 by Metropol Records and the English version was released in 1988 by Amok Records. The EP celebrates Hagen's marriage to a 17-year-old punk named Iroquois. It is also her first independent release since the expiration of her recording deal with Columbia Records. The German version of the EP was labeled "Banned from East Berlin".

Background[edit]

After her recording contract with Columbia Records expired in 1986, Hagen kept on performing and releasing music independently. In 1987, she caught the attention of the media by announcing her marriage to a 17-year-old punk named Iroquois, whom she met in Rome in 1985. The song "Punk Wedding" was written for the wedding and Hagen described the event as a marriage between the punk and new age movements. The wedding was scheduled on August 9, 1987.[1] When asked about having any apprehensions about marrying someone barely half her age, Hagen replied:

It doesn't matter how old people are. It matters if they love each other and have fun with each other. It has nothing to do with age. To get old is a mental disease. Everything is in the head.[2]

In 1995, when Hagen got married to Gordon Polk, the lead singer of the punk rock band FiFi, she claimed it was her first wedding and the previous wedding with Iroquois was "just for fun" and not real.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can You Take a Joke (Or Do You Wanna Have Some)"  
3:51
2. "Punkhochzeit"  
  • Kuphal
  • Dehmel
  • Liesegang
  • Krause
  • Hagen
3:41
3. "Hardcore Rebell-Hochzeitsparty" (feat. Ramonez 77)
  • Martin Witte
  • Thomas Zabel
  • Pforr
  • Burmester
  • Hagen
2:54
4. "Punkwedding" (English Version)
  • Kuphal
  • Dehmel
  • Liesegang
  • Krause
  • Hagen
3:41
Total length:
14:07

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matsumoto, Jon. "Fleshing Out The Spiritual Side Of Nina Hagen", Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1987.
  2. ^ Matsumoto, Jon. "Fleshing Out The Spiritual Side Of Nina Hagen", Los Angeles Times, July 17, 1987.

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