TV-Glotzer

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"TV-Glotzer"
Single by Nina Hagen Band
from the album Nina Hagen Band
B-side Heiss
Released 1978 Germany
August 29, 1979 United Kingdom
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin
Genre
Length 5:15
Label CBS
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Nina Hagen Band singles chronology
"TV-Glotzer"
(1978)
"African Reggae"
(1979)
Nina Hagen chronology
"Hatschi-Waldera"
(1975)
"TV-Glotzer"
(1978)
"African Reggae"
(1979)

"TV-Glotzer" is a song by Nina Hagen Band, first released in 1978 by CBS Records and later, on August 29, 1979 released in United Kingdom. The song is a cover of "White Punks On Dope" by The Tubes, with different German lyrics from the perspective of an East German unable to leave her country, who escapes by watching West German television, where "everything is so colorful". Hagen wrote the song before being expatriated from East Germany in 1976, following her stepfather Wolf Biermann. Later, when she formed the Nina Hagen Band in the West Berlin, they recorded the song and it became the lead single from their debut album Nina Hagen Band (1978).

Track listings[edit]

  • 7" single (Germany)[1]
  1. "TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)" – 5:15
  2. "Heiss" – 4:11
  • 7" single (UK)[2]
  1. "TV-Glotzer (White Punks On Dope)" – 5:15
  2. "Naturträne" – 4:05

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TV-Glotzer (German 7-inch Single liner notes) (Media notes). Nina Hagen Band. CBS Records. 1978. CBS S 6835. 
  2. ^ TV-Glotzer (UK 7-inch Single liner notes) (Media notes). Nina Hagen Band. CBS Records. 1979. S CBS 7804. 

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