Return of the Mother

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Return of the Mother
Studio album by Nina Hagen
Released March 28, 2000
Genre Punk, Industrial
Length 45:06
Label BIEM
Producer Nina Hagen, Ingo Krauss, Reinhold Heil
Nina Hagen chronology
Om Namah Shivay
Return of the Mother
Big Band Explosion (feat. Leipzig Big Band)
Singles from Return of the Mother
  1. "Der Wind hat mir ein Lied erzählt"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Return of the Mother is the eleventh (ninth studio) by Nina Hagen, released in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nina Hagen; except where indicated

  1. "Return of the Mother" – 4:36
  2. "Der Wind hat mir ein Lied erzählt" (Lothar Brühne, Bruno Balz) – 3:50
  3. "Schachmatt" – 5:06
  4. "Frequenzkontrolle" (Hagen, Keith Forsey) – 4:55
  5. "Poetenclub" (Hagen, Zeus B. Held) – 5:02
  6. "Höllenzug" – 3:21
  7. "Schüttel Mich" (Hagen, Reinhold Heil) – 3:52
  8. "Yes Sir" (Ralph Benatzky) – 4:05
  9. "Handgrenade" – 4:32
  10. "He Shiva Shankara" – 5:47

The fifth song on this album, "Poetenclub" is a homage to the Austrian popstar Falco who died two years before. In the song Nina Hagen sings over samples from interviews with Falco, thus creating a post-mortem duet.
"Der Wind hat mir ein Lied erzählt" and "Yes Sir" were previously sung by Zarah Leander. Nina Hagen had also covered "Ich weiß es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen", already sung by Zarah Leander, on the album Angstlos.
"Return of the Mother" is sung in English, "He Shiva Shankara" in Sanskrit, "Handgrenade" is an English version (with a different backing track) of "Höllenzug".


  1. ^ Severa, Alan. "Return of the Mother - Nina Hagen | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 December 2011.