Sunday, February 15, 2009
If you haven't heard of The Velvet Underground or Nico- then thank god I wrote this post. Chances are the music you listen to was inspired by them. Punk music probably wouldn't have started if they hadn't existed!
If you haven't been able to tell from my 'inspirations' posts, right now I'm loving all things Nico (aka Christa Paffgen). She was a model for a few years in the 50\60's before starting on a music career in Germany- then somehow met Andy Warhol and became an influential artist and musician in the Factory. Warhol worked as The Velvet Underground's manager and designed their famous banana album cover. Nico was best known as a singer for them but the music she produced herself was really her best. Her album Chelsea Girls is fantastic- fyi my favorite songs by her are "These Days" and "The Fairest of the Season". Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a video of them, so here's another one of my favorite songs by The Velvet Underground & Nico called "Femme Fatale".
*I didn't look any of this up I just wrote it from memory so years or whatever may be wrong*