Unbehagen

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Unbehagen
Nina Hagen Band Unbehagen cover.png
Studio album by Nina Hagen Band
Released 1979
Recorded October–November 1979
Hansa Tonstudio, Berlin
Genre
Length 37:39
Label CBS Records
Producer
Nina Hagen Band chronology
Nina Hagen Band
(1978)
Unbehagen
(1979)
NunSexMonkRock
(1982)
Singles from Unbehagen
  1. "African Reggae"
    Released: 1979
  2. "Herrmann hiess er"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Auf'm Rummel"
    Released: 1980
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Europopmusic.eu 5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 8/10[2]

Unbehagen is the second studio album by Nina Hagen Band released in 1979 by CBS Records. It is the last album released by the band, before Nina Hagen decided to pursue a solo career. The band kept on performing under the name Spliff. The German title means Discomfort but it can be also seen as a pun on the band name.

The album produced three singles, "African Reggae", "Herrmann hiess er" and "Auf'm Rummel". "Herrmann hiess er" deals with a drug addiction and is believed to be about Hagen's ex-boyfriend Herman Brood. The accompanying music video was also released. The album also contains a German cover version, "Wir leben immer... noch", of Lene Lovich's hit single "Lucky Number". The song "Wenn ich ein Junge wär" was recorded live in April 1979 at the Saarbrücken Congress Hall.

The album was a chart success and was certified Gold in Germany in 1981, selling in over 250,000 copies.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "African Reggae"  
6:17
2. "Alptraum"   6:10
3. "Wie leben immer… noch (Lucky Number)"  
4:53
4. "Wenn ich ein Junge wär" (Live Version)
  • Heinz Buchholz
  • Rudolf-Günter Loose
2:14
5. "Herrmann hiess er"  
  • Manfred Praeker
  • Hagen
6:34
6. "Auf'm Rummel"  
  • Potschka
  • Hagen
4:32
7. "Wau Wau"  
  • Heil
  • Mitteregger
  • Potschka
  • Praeker
  • Hagen
2:07
8. "Fall in Love mit mir"  
  • Heil
  • Mitteregger
  • Potschka
  • Praeker
  • Hagen
3:47
9. "No Way" (Instrumental)
  • Heil
  • Mitteregger
  • Potschka
  • Praeker
1:05
Total length:
37:39

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 19
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[7] 40
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 10
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nina Hagen- Europopmusic". www.europopmusic.eu. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (March 6–19): 30–31. 
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Nina Hagen)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nina Hagen Band – Unbehagen". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2016.

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