Label: Verve Records - UICY-93903 • Series: The Velvet Underground & Nico SHM-CD Collection - 2 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered Paper Sleeve, SHM-CD • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock
It is one of the most entrenched visions in the rock critic's vocabulary; Nico as doomed valkyrie, droning death-like through a harsh Nico - The End. monotone, a drained beauty pumping dirges from her harmonium while a voice as old as dirt hangs cobwebs round the chords. Her first album following three years of rumor and speculation, The End was consciously designed to highlight the Nico of already pertinent myth. Stark, dark, bare, and frightening, the harmonium dominant even amid the splendor of Eno 's synthesized menace, John Cale 's childlike piano, and Phil Manzanera 's scratchy, effects-whipped guitar, it is the howling wind upon wuthering heights, deathless secrets in airless dungeons, ancient mysteries in the guise of modern icons.
Live, Nico took to dedicating the final cut, a sparse but heartstoppingly beautiful interpretation of the former German national anthem, to terrorist Andreas Baader, even as the song itself conjured demons of its own from an impressionable Anglo-American audience.
Nico later admitted she intended the performance in the same spirit as Jimi Hendrix rendered "Star Spangled Nico - The End. It is only in the '90s that even Germany has reclaimed the anthem for its own. Init was positively leperous.
Listen without prejudice, Nico - The End. , and you catch Nico 's meaning regardless, even as her voice tiptoes on the edge of childlike, all but duetting with the little girl she once was, on a song which she'd been singing since the cradle.
The ghosts pack in. Former lover Jim Morrison haunts the stately "You Forgot to Answer," a song written about the last time Nico saw him, in a hired limousine on the Wrestling Another Jupiter Tango, With My Valentine - Various - Midnight Radio Valentines Day Edition of his death; of course he reappears in the title track, an epic recounting of the Doors ' own "The End," but blacker than even they envisioned it, an echoing maze of torchlit corridors and spectral children, and so intense that, by the time Nico reaches the "mother The cracked groan which emerges instead is all the more chilling for its understatement, Nico - The End.
the musicians were as affected as the listener. The mutant funk coda with Nico - The End. the performance concludes is more than an incongruous bridge. It is the sound of the universe cracking under the pressure.
But to dwell on the Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann is to overlook the beauty -- The Endfirst and foremost, is an album of intimate simplicity and deceptive depths.
Nico 's voice stuns, soaring and swooping into unimagined corners. No less than "Das Lied der Deutschen," both "Valley of the Kings" and "It Has Not Taken Long" make a mockery of the lazy critical complaints that she simply grumbled along in a one-note wail, while Hungry - The Cramps - Hungry arrangements most of which were Nico 's own; producer Cale admits he spent most of his time in the studio simply marveling utterly rewrote even the most generous interpretation of what "rock music" should sound like.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Amar O Morir - Leonardo Favio - Mas Que Un Loco Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Art Rock Proto-Punk. Recording Location Sound Techniques, London. Track Listing - Disc 1. It Has Not Taken Long. Secret Side. You Forgot to Answer. Innocent and Vain. Valley of the Kings. We've Got the Gold. The End. Das Lied Der Deutschen. Track Listing - Disc 2. Das Lied Der Deutschen [June 1st ]. The End [June 1st ]. Secret Side Nico. You Forgot to Answer Nico. Innocent and Vain Nico.
Valley of the Kings Nico. We've Got the Gold Nico.
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Nico furthers her exploration with The End (the title comes from The Doors' apocalyptic opus of desert doom), adopting a more stable composition on the course of a record full yet again of eerie songs, with a little help from John Cale on harmonium and Brian Eno on synthesizer/5.
“Nico is the North End”. In fact, that is exactly what many their obsessive followers declare when asked about their experience within the walls of the legendary haunt. “Things just happen at Nico”, says one patron. “Your table becomes a canvas of flavor”, professes another.
Nov 07, · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The End on Discogs/5().
Live, Nico took to dedicating the final cut, a sparse but heartstoppingly beautiful interpretation of the former German national anthem, to terrorist Andreas Baader, even as the song itself conjured demons of its own from an impressionable Anglo-American audience.9/
Nov 07, · Nico (3) The End (LP, Album) Island Records: ILPS US: Sell This Version/5().
The End Lyrics: This is the end, beautiful friend / This is the end, my only friend, the end / Of our elaborate plans, the end / Of everything that stands, the end / No safety, no surprise, the.
Mar 30, · This biography, variously titled Nico: The End, Nico: The Last Bohemian or Nico: Songs They Never Play on the Radio, is a masterpiece of style and content, one of the very best rock biographies in existence. It explores the life of Nico after the Velvet Underground, covering her life in London and tours of Europe, the USA and Japan in the s.4/5(10).