26 September 2011
During the 80's I used to listen to a lot of Punk music from England and the USA.
I had many favourite bands like Sham 69, Ramones, Clash and so on.
In the midst of this a girl from Germany, east Germany to be exactly came and shocked a lot of punk rockers with her GREAT voice.
She had a trained voice, you could hear that when she sang and she sang in a language we could not understand. Her name is Nina Hagen.
Nina Hagen came and went at the same speed in my life and I also in a way abandon punk music for something else.
Hard life with drugs and alcohol almost ruined Nina Hagen's life and that was and sorry to say is the "true" life of rock n roll.
In the news paper the other day I read an article about Nina Hagen. Nina then says that when she was at the bottom, when she almost died, God came to save her.
What!? Nina Hagen!? Not that God wouldn't save her but Nina admits that! WOW. I had to read more.
She says: I had to die first to be rescued by God. But using illegal substances is not something I recommend.
Her latest album "Personal Jesus" is full of Christian references, and in 2009 she took the plunge and was baptised in the German Reformed Church. Nina Hagen says that she never pretend with her faith in God - not even as a young punk rocker who grew up in the DDR. - I told them about God's love and prayer for strength among the punks and all who would listen, she says.
Well I never saw that back then but it is amazing to hear about it now.
It is an interesting time we are living in. More and more people now boldly shows their faith in Jesus. They openly take a stand and a stand for Christ.
Do that you to, you will never loose.