Future is Now!
Nina Hagen's Nunsexmonkrock is one of the great albums of the early 1980s. I always assumed that her wild vocal shifts (from Exorcist-style growls to angelic soprano passages) were made possible by multitracking in the studio. But no -- a search for video footage of Hagen in performance shows that she could get that dissociated-personality effect live.
Here she is in 1980, doing an inspired cover of a David Bowie song:
Interesting commentary on some of her early records here.
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