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A 38% chance for somebody who did nothing noteworthy in the US after singing with the Velvet Underground in the mid 60s??
Posted by prognosticator on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 14:50pm
She'll never get in but she did SO much more than just sing on the first Velvets record. The Marble Index is an important early experimental rock classic. She was actually quite good in her own right.
Posted by Elastic Man on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 03:10am
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 14:05pm
Nico has influenced many musicians, including Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Stevie Nicks, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith, Morrissey, Björk, Coil, Jocelyn Pook, Fabienne Shine (who covered "All Tomorrow's Parties"), Dead Can Dance, Marcus Reeves as well as numerous contemporary goth bands. Kevin Ayers painted a withering and beautiful portrait of Nico in "Decadence" (the centerpiece of his Bananamour album in 1973) Late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith cited her as a major inspiration and was said to have listened to The Marble Index for months. Smith performed covers of some of her songs – most notably "Chelsea Girls" and "These Days", both of which he performed live at Satyricon in Portland, Oregon in October 1999. Two of her songs from Chelsea Girl, "The Fairest of the Seasons" and "These Days", both written by Jackson Browne, are featured in Wes Anderson's film The Royal Tenenbaums. Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon named his daughter 'Nico Blue' partly after Nico. Blind Melon's album Nico was released after Hoon's death.
Posted by Mikhail on Wednesday, 07.18.12 @ 03:57am
I like her but I wouldn't induct her. Beyond her excellent vocal contribution on the Velvet's first album, she can't be credited with the Velvet's music. Warhol had the foresight to force Nico upon the VU, who resented the meddling.
Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 07.18.12 @ 13:10pm
Influence: Nico's been a big influence on many artists, such as Morrissey, Bjork, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Patti Smith and Bauhaus amongst others. As well as this she's been a big influence on goth rock. 25
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 07.22.12 @ 15:55pm
she sure had the looks and she sang it her way...
Posted by Happy on Sunday, 07.22.12 @ 16:27pm
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