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I'm completely obsessed with The Marble Index, Desertshore and The End at the moment. Pretty awesome, huh?
I was listening to Desertshore today and it reminded me of a Werner Herzog film. So I googled "Nico Herzog" and it turns out they had a child together! http://www.facebook.com/people/Nico-Herzog/717425675
but not quite as good. Marble Index is incredible, one of my favourite albums. I love the demo versions on the recent reissue too.
Hate Chelsea Girl though.
I almost really like it, but if you took away Nico's voice from it, the songs would mostly be pretty boring, whereas she is like totally instrinsic to her other albums. Also, I actually don't like the strings on much of it, the rhythm gets annoying.
Why don't you like Chelsea Girl?
Actually I'm not too fussed about the tracks she sings on the VU and... either (well maybe All Tomorrow's Parties). The music and the voice don't fit whereas on her subsequent albums it's really her, both in the songwriting and the production values.
She isn't a vehicle for other people's ideas any more, not even Cale, as evidenced by the solo versions of her tracks on the reissue. The songs on Chelsea Girl are generally quite good but you only have to listen to Fairport Convention's version of I'll Keep it With Mine to understand where I'm coming from.
is amazing and it's a dylan composition
but I believe the Nico version was its first apprearance on record. That's my point. Nico's own songs suited her voice and state of mind. Other people's didn't. There is only one Nico song on that album - the best and darkest track of the record.
but i love both, her voice is fantastic. i'll have to look into these.
I'm going to listen to these days in a min
I like this one the best. I think it's because it comes "informed" by the others. Eno & Cale knew something of what the VU/Warhol association required, and they brought their best oddball flavor to it. How come U2 can't sound like this, Brian?
but I think it's probably the most tired and idealess of the trio of Cale-produced albums.
Chelsea Girl is fantastic and Drama of Exile is underrated too.
that song Le Petit Chevalier is so dark
Mostly because I bought it on vinyl at a Berlin flea market and that's one of the most laughably cliched indiekool points things I ever done maybe.