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Is Nico the John Barnes of Rock?
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Edited May 22, 2008, 13:16
Re: Is Nico the John Barnes of Rock?
May 21, 2008, 23:30
keith a wrote:

Anyway, it got me wondering why she's so revered, when she's like John Barnes, who played more bad games for the England footie team than anyone else I can think of. OK, he made that amazing run against Brazil all those years ago, and yes Nico graced the 1st Velvets LP (still one of the greatest albums ever IMO)...but what did either of them do afterwards?

She recorded "The Marble Index", which is utterly brilliant from start to finish IMO, and as good - and definitely as inventive, if not more so - as anything Lou Reed or John Cale did after the Velvets. She also made "The End", which is almost equally brilliant, apart from a couple of weak tracks. Even if she hadn't been a hopelessly self-destructive smackhead, those albums would have secured her legacy up until now.
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