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Is Nico the John Barnes of Rock?
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Edited May 22, 2008, 18:24
Re: Is Nico the John Barnes of Rock?
May 22, 2008, 18:20
shanshee_allures wrote:
I break the law a bit when it coes to thing VU.
I think their albums are utterly overrated, one trick pony stuff, yet Cale I think is a blimmin genius most of the time (and the best voice to come out of Wales), but Lou Reid just irritates me. His voice, his face, his mullet, his bloody tunes. Dull as ditchwater.


Ah that's the spirit!

Take Transformer, Berlin and Blue Mask out of Lou's solo catalogue and he's about as potent as Howard Jones. I don't have a huge amount of time for "Loaded" either. "1969 Live" I'll give you is a total classic.

Cale is a super hero by comparison with Lou and Nico was Cale's muse and his Achilles Heel. He made a brilliant job of giving her a musical context on those three albums. The mixture of Berlin sleeze, New York art rock, Folk Rock and camp Wagnerian madness. Genius.
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