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  • igorgeneration

    Desertshore is her prime <3 stunning!

    gestern Nachmittag
  • Scantily

    Nothing like Nico, but perhaps it's something for someone here.

    letzte Woche
  • Nekrovoor

    +1 on MissNewOrleans

    vor 16 Tagen
  • garnite

    i highly recommend looking up the live versions of henry hudson with harmonium. so sweet and charming. i don't particularly care for this song on drama of exile, but the live versions are something special. truly one of her best songs and melodies.

    vor 16 Tagen
  • MissNewOrleans

    There's no mention of her role in the Fellini film La Dolce Vita, I'm just saying.

    vor 19 Tagen
  • werlave

    She was clearly ahead of her time.

    vor 28 Tagen
  • ralphieparker

    There's definitely truth to the 'Chelsea Girl as jumping off point' idea. I discovered it only about a year ago and was immediately taken by the solemn beauty, and a year on it's quite possibly my favourite record, flutes and all. Even with the baroque pop overlays Nico hated I still saw the bridge to The Marble Index, which certainly took a bit more listening to appreciate but I now recognize as a wonderful record in its own right. I intend to slowly proceed onward, taking the time to drink in each record to its fullest before moving on. Such a special talent Nico was. RIP and thank you so much.

    letzten Monat
  • RainyWoods

    @MarcusLMosnter That's true. I suppose it's this way with a lot of artists though. There will always be that one album or song that the majority will listen to. We can only hope that each person will eventually give her other records a listen as they were really what Nico was all about. The songs from "Chelsea Girl" have been used in various films, shows and such as well which seems to always be a strong factor in the results of the Lastfm charts. Late into her life, Nico was still performing the songs from "Chelsea Girl" live so she probably didn't hate them, just the slightly naff production of the album itself, the fact she had no control over it and wasn't listened to. I have a feeling the hatred of that album helped initiate her extraordinary downward spiral (I say that in a positive way with Nico) that led to the creation of "The Marble Index" which couldn't have been more different to her debut. So severe and unwelcoming but beautiful to those who were brave enough to listen.

    letzten Monat
  • MarcusLMosnter

    @RainyWoods It's a nice entry to those whom aren't used to the other albums' kind of music, but the sad part sometimes is that most people just recognizes CG as *Nico's Music* while she didn't liked the album, some of them even just listened to this album, it would be nice if (if there's one) a "stripped away early version" of CG was released, anyway we still have all her other wonderful albums to appreciate

    letzten Monat
  • toriweldon

    imagine if she were alive and collab'd with Lana Del Rey...jk please don't bully me

    letzten Monat
  • RainyWoods

    @MarcusLMosnter It is sad but then I do think it's a good entry point to her music for many. Most who go in at the deep end will leave and won't ever want to come back. "Chelsea Girl" for all it's faults has some beautiful moments, despite being an accessible record and one of which Nico herself hated. Imagine if one day the album could be rereleased with all the unnecessary flutes and stuff stripped away? It would be fitting if someone like John Cale could rerecord the record how she wanted it with drums and more guitars. She said she could live with the strings but the flutes made her cry. Poor Nico. She might not have been able to listen to the album back but it's still a beautiful recording, just the stuff that followed was in another league that no one will probably ever reach.

    letzten Monat
  • MarcusLMosnter

    It's kinda sad that Chelsea Girl, the album that Nico hated so much is her most famous and recognized one

    letzten Monat
  • SoporAeternus-

    Lindo <3

    letzten Monat
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest of ALL TIMES!

    Juni 2014
  • Scantily

    The Marble Index is so huge! *_*

    Juni 2014
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Hildegarda z Bingen XX wieku.

    Mai 2014
  • Roope75

    Even though I like Throbbing Gristle and know how influential they are, I was a bit skeptical about their version of Desertshore. Yesterday I finally heard it and was pleasantly surprised. It's definitely worth hearing.

    Mai 2014
  • SpiderSaysNo

    Why is Throbbing Gristle in the similar artist? Because they released their version of Nico's "Desertshore" under the name of X-TG

    Mai 2014
  • tamtation

    The woman in the current video with a track called "Love mail" is obviously a different Nico than the one with all the tracks listed here. It appears to be someone who represented Romania at Eurovision.

    Mai 2014
  • sixty-forty

    What a disgusting shoutbox

    Mai 2014
  • editthh

    The royal tenenbaums scene is just perfection, absolutely flawless. The moment "these days" starts up is pure cinema magic.

    Mai 2014
  • kluk_jako_buk

    The one and only.

    April 2014
  • Rezzo64

    Why is Throbbing Gristle in the similar artists?

    April 2014
  • megajosh2

    The very last thing I care about is what the average goth pays respect to.

    April 2014
  • RussellChap

    Influencing this and that blah blah whether or not Nico influenced anyone is pointless and tedious it smacks of her having a legacy, haha nico was a one off who gives a fuck if some lesser artists pray at her altar? Siouxsie sioux was more influenced by Marc Bolan than she was by nico and she was more influential on goths than nico was, i bet the average goth won't know who the fuck nico is

    April 2014
  • Nekrovoor

    @Lucascaligula ei Angra-boyzinho, que moral tu achas que tens pra falar de lixo?

    April 2014
  • tardisa

    http://www.lastfm.com.br/music/Nico/+images/97994451

    April 2014
  • Jaina999

    You are beautiful and you are alone.

    März 2014
  • RainyWoods

    @nicosmells If you've heard Nico's discography (i'll make the assumption that you probably haven't) then it would be quite an absurd claim to make that she had no good songs. Music is subjective but you only have to listen to Desertshore to realise the very unique something that Nico had. To call her a lousy singer is one thing but calling her a bad songwriter is a bit of an embarrassing opinion to share. You say she has zero influence? Well the artists today that declare her as an influence must be lying then.. Besides, she influenced your incredibly amusing (for all the wrong reasons) troll account, so her legacy lives on.

    März 2014
  • Irishized

    @nicosmells Nobody is interested in a fail troll. Stop wasting your time.

    März 2014
  • sls

    nikon

    März 2014
  • nicosmells

    lol nico has had zero influence ! she was a lousy singer and songwritter. her only good songs are the ones written for her and even they were ruined by her shitty voice

    März 2014
  • Lucascaligula

    lixo

    März 2014
  • NyBlueberry

    You are beautiful and you are alone

    März 2014
  • Thick-Rain

    missU

    Februar 2014
  • vidarth

    @starbearer- Of course she influenced "goth" bands. For example Siouxsie was clearly inspired by Nico. She even did covers of "All tomorrows parties" and "Venus in Furs". Besides I've read that Nico has performed as a support act at Siouxsie and the Banshees and Bauhaus gigs in the 80's. There is a recording of Bauhaus playing "Waiting for the man" with Nico herself. Toni Halliday of Curve and Lisa Gerrard were also influenced by Nico. I guess Diamanda Galás and Jarboe were too. About PJ Harvey - I think she stated that she was heavily influenced by Patti Smith and Diamanda Galás. Indirectly by Nico too I suppose.

    Februar 2014
  • starbearer-

    I wonder if perhaps Nico influenced a lot of early goth bands in subtle ways. The music is so beautifully dark and haunting. I can imagine (not claiming his happened but I can totally imagine it) Robert Smith or Siouxsie Sioux listening to punk, hearing Nico and kinda putting the two together. I'm sure they listened to lots of things. Just saying... Any folks doing post punk which I believe goth music is an off shoot of listening to Nico would have gotten plenty of beautiful dark inspiration. I think a bit of New Yorks No-Wave scene probably was paying attention to her use of completely disharmonic textures.

    Februar 2014
  • RainyWoods

    Finnegannon, Nico's "My Heart Is Empty" is indeed amazing! "Camera Obscura" is fast becoming my favourite of her albums, only behind "Desertshore". Have you heard the recording of the song from "Live In Tokyo"? It's absolutely astounding and I feel quite possibly could have been one of Nico's greatest recorded moments. That and the live recording of "My Funny Valentine" from the same concert make me go cold all over. "Afraid" was actually the song that made me brave enough to explore Nico's other works. It was the most achingly beautiful and sincere song I had ever heard. I feel that "Afraid" is made even more special and poignant by the fact that it really was Nico's only song of it's kind. A rose in a desert.

    Februar 2014
  • RainyWoods

    I can't comment on PJ Harvery as i've yet to explore her discography. I think you are probably right though in regards to Nico passing something down. However, I don't know if Nico would be too happy to know that she started any trends. When asked about the people (goths) that were going to her shows, she replied with something along the lines of that they were only "playing" with darkness and that she was darkness itself. Nina Simone was brilliant and indeed a pioneer as you say. Like Billie she crossed quite a few boundaries. I really can't see how she could be under rated though? She's incredibly highly regarded and still played absolutely everywhere today. If I have to hear that Müller Yogurt advert with her song on it one more time... Anyway, an artist I think who could truly be called underrated is Patty Waters, a free jazz singer. In 1965 She released an incredibly melancholy debut. Diamanda Galás, Yoko Ono & Patti Smith were all influenced by her. One for Nico fans definitely.

    Februar 2014
  • ashablack

    PJ Harvey is incredibly talented and very good at what she does. I, however, would not compare her to Nico in terms of influence and innovation. PJ is my favourite female artist but I think Nico really did create an idea, a concept or trend that was unique to the time and has been carried through the generations. Her music is a lot more obscure than PJ Harvey's music. PJ Harvey has lots of pop elements in her work and even she acknowledges herself as a "pop star". Nico, I would say would be in the same category (or of similar category) as say somebody like Diamanda Galas or Meredith Monk, as somebody mentioned. I also like that somebody mentioned Nina Simone. Nina is more similar to Nico than PJ is. Nina, too, is under rated and a pioneer of music - particularly music of dark subject matter and it is a shame to see Nina get shoved into the "jazz" category when she really was one of the first "alternative" artists of those days.

    Februar 2014
  • Finnegannon

    I came here just to shout that My Heart Is Empty is amazing, and the song that made me explore Nico further, but I agree with @sunheadbowed, it IS nice to see some actual discussion and debate on here, and it was fun to read ;)

    Februar 2014
  • sunheadbowed

    yourmilk and RainyWoods are both spot on, and they give me faith that some people actually know their stuff on this site. Prince_de_Rien on the other hand. oh boy. I feel dumber just for reading his pretentious shout. PJ Harvey's supposed "baroque and electronica" was the funniest part. (And yeah, I know PJ Harvey did one half-arsed trip-hop-influenced album in the late 90's when it came into vogue and everyone in rock music dipped their toe into the water, only to quickly pull it out again. Making out she was Squarepusher is bollocks, though). Darkmatter, you should be ashamed of your own ignorance for claiming that Billie Holiday sounds outdated today. She sounds more current than Bjork's latest album, which featured embarrassing 1998 breakcore gimmickry. Bjork is about as 'experimental' as Radiohead: getting the latest producer in is not 'experimenting', or Madonna would be Stockhausen. Nice to see some actual debate on the site for once, though.

    Februar 2014
  • saltyknuckles

    Featured on SaltyKnuckles ~ Oldies №61 - http://oldies.saltyknuckles.net/2014-04/

    Januar 2014
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    лучшая вокалистка среди женщин.

    Januar 2014
  • rarebookroom

    Originator of goth, ICE QUEEN of HELL!

    Januar 2014
  • jamesusillxd

    For fans of Nico check out DIYE's new free to download EP, especially this track!

    Januar 2014
  • furs_of1

    http://www.lastfm.ru/group/John+Cale+Is+a+Man%27s+Best+Friend - John Cale gonna sodomize you in space

    Dezember 2013
  • yourmilk

    I never said I had any problem with people not producing their own music, in fact personally I think with artists in general sometimes it can be beneficial in itself (though with John Cale producing Nico's records I think he occasionally went a bit overboard but generally I think they made a good pair). I was responding to how he was dismissive of Aretha Franklin despite the fact that Björk often uses a producer herself.

    Dezember 2013
  • darkmatter0

    @yourmilk: her fans are perfectly aware of and highly respectful to Mark Bell. He did a lot of coproduction work with her. However, she still writes and arranges most of the music herself. And produces as well. She doesn't have production credit only for about a dozen of tracks. Btw, as i can see Alice Coltrane you have mentioned coproduced only about a half of her work and Nico is not credited as producer at all. Does that mean their music is not theirs ? A composer is not required to play everything in his orchestra... The Music Producers Guild would not honor Bjork with their Innovation Award for no reason. Of course there are songs where Bjork provided only the voice (like with her Nico cover for example :) but normally it is not like that.

    Dezember 2013
  • Parisblues

    The Truth Bout Nico Big Swiftly Be Back (Stop To Dissimulate What's It All About Packard Gooses )

    Dezember 2013