Tag Archives: Nico

Velvet Underground And Nico Colour pic

18/10/17 – The Velvet Underground And Nico – The Black Angel’s Death Song – 1967

Although Lou Reed declared that the lyrics to The Black Angel’s Death Song were without meaning and were just about the sound of the words, it’s the closest that Lou Reed ever got to Bob Dylan with colourful language. Written in 1966 and released in 1967 – at this point Dylan was on his eighth […]

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18/4/17 – Kevin Ayers featuring Nico – The Confessions Of Doctor Dream A) Irreversible Neural Damage – 1974

Released in May 1974, this was Ayers first album for Island records after four albums for Harvest. He only stayed at Island for one more album before returning to Harvest for another three and then, well, the eighties came. Thought of as one of his most accessible records (they all sound accessible to me) and […]

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1/12/15 – Nico And The Faction – Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen – Live in Shibuya, Tokyo – 1986 / Interview – New Zealand – 1985

Nico and The Faction in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1986 performing, Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen (The Song Of The Lonely Girl). Most of Nico’s songs were sung in English and although she was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne in 1938, I read that she sang the German songs with an English accent, never wanting to be known as […]

Nico - I'm Not Sayin' Single Cover 1965

22/6/15 – Nico – I’m Not Sayin’ – 1965

Nico’s first single, before Chelsea Girl and before The Velvet Underground, but still involved with heavy friends. Brian Jones and Jimmy Page producing and playing guitar, can’t confirm who was doing what as the information contradicts itself, but let’s presume Jimmy was playing the guitar and Brian was producing. The single was released by Stones manager Andrew […]

Nico Chelsea Girl Cover Art

Vanadisvägen Soundtracks

This week we have been staying in friend Martin Rössel’s recording studio apartment whilst he has been away in Paris. This is what was on the turntable or digital device: Nico – Chelsea Girl – 1967   Nico – Desert Shore – 1970   The Stooges – 1st –  1969   The Stooges – Fun House – […]