This 1995 release is a tough little CD much like what NinaHagen sounded like in the early 80's. The PUNK sound is back and herwork is all the better for it. Those of us who remember NUNSEXMONKROCK and the self titled NINA HAGEN BAND will appreciate her going back to that rough and tough sound we loved so much! As soon as you stick FREUD EUCH in your CD player Nina will literally blow you away with the first track "(Another junkie), Einfach Nina", with references to those undesirable and contemptible things in life like the neonazi and the yuppie.
Nina Hagen is a unique vocalist, ranging from a coloratura soprano to a guttural alto and phrasing in surprising, dramatically changing ways, so that her performances are musical roller coasters, full of sudden shifts in mood and volume. Singing alternately in German and English, Hagen is backed by rock tracks leaning toward punk on some songs, and by producer Giorgio Moroder's signature Euro-disco synth-dance sounds on others on this 14-track, 74-minute compilation. Want to hear a German-language version of the Tubes' "White Punks on Dope"? How about a performance of "My Way" (also in German) that rivals Sid Vicious' for outrageousness? Ultimately, Nina Hagen may be a period novelty act of the early '80s, a mixture of Toni Basil, Falco, and a hyena. But she gets your attention.
Let Me Entertain You is the eighteenth studio album by Amanda Lear, released in May 2016. This new album was conceived as a musical, browsing through new songs and covers her life and personality. What is immediately striking, is the large variation in the songs and the music types on this brand new album. Amanda Lear sings cabaret (Let Me Entertain You), disco (Macho Man), chanson (La Rumeur), Italian pop (Prima Del Tuo Cuore), dance (The Best Is Yet To Come), evergreens (Smile)… There are new tracks (The Actress, Catwalk), there are cover versions of famous songs (Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, For Me Formidable) and there are modern remakes of old Lear hits (Follow Me, Fashion Pack).