SOURCE: KOCH Records

January 18, 2007 12:50 ET

KOCH Records to Release Nina Hagen's Classic, Out of Print Album, "Fearless," on February 13th, 2007

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 18, 2007 -- KOCH Records announces the reissue of "Fearless" by Germany's punk Nina Hagen. One of her most popular titles, "Fearless" has long been out of print and will be available for the first time on CD.

Born in Berlin's eastern sector on March 11th, 1955, Nina Hagen's flamboyant career as an actress and composer was shaped by her early experiences in turbulent East Germany. Hagen toured constantly and morphed through as many incarnations as chameleon David Bowie: affectionate mother, passionate animal rights activist, chanteuse, confrontational actress, political agitator. In an era defined by one-dimensional disco divas and incomprehensible punk rockers, Hagen stood out as a unique voice which advocated women's liberation before it became fashionable to do so. In 1982 Hagen moved to New York City, and recorded her first English language album, "Nunsexmonkrock," which signaled her breakthrough into the U.S. market. Densely textured, surreal, and poetic, "Nunsexmonkrock" was unlike anything else in musical history, an intelligent New Wave album with deeply religious subtexts.

Originally released in 1984, "Fearless" generated two major club hits in America, "Zarah" and the disco/punk/opera classic, "New York New York." Hagen enlisted Girogio Mororder and Keith Forsey to produce "Fearless" (the album was intially released as "Angstlos" in German; released with English vocals as "Fearless" in 1984).

The tracklisting:

1.  New York, New York
2.  My Sensation
3.  Flying Saucers
4.  I Love Paul
5.  The Change
6.  Silent Love
7.  What It Is feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers
8.  T.V. Snooze
9.  Springtime In Paris
10. Zarah
About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last six years (2001-2006). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit www.kochrecords.com

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Giovanna Melchiorre
    212-353-8800 x257
    Email Contact

Multimedia