Return of the Mother

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Return of the Mother
Nina Hagen Return of the Mother.jpg
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
(1999)Om Namah Shivay1999
Return of the Mother
Big Band Explosion (feat. Leipzig Big Band)
(2003)String Module Error: Match not found2003
Singles from Return of the Mother
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 noted.

  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


  • "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 also covered Zarah Leander's "Ich weiß es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen" 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.