NINA HAGEN’S ‘NUNSEXMONKROCK’: THE GREATEST (AND WEIRDEST) UNSUNG MASTERPIECE OF THE POSTPUNK ERA
Nina Hagen’s 1982 Nunsexmonkrock album is one of the single most ground-breaking and far-out things ever recorded and it deserves to be considered a great—perhaps the very greatest—unsung masterpiece of the postpunk era.
There I’ve said it.
I’ll take it even further: To my mind, it’s on the same level as PiL’s Metal Box, Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica or Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Or The Dreaming by Kate Bush. Make no mistake about it, artistically it is a monumentally important recording.
To this day I have never heard anything quite like this album…and is weird, but in the best possible way. It’s how most of us American fans discovered Nina, and it left quite an impression! There will never be another album like it. Check out the rest of the article, it’s a pretty good read.