Tag: Nico

It’s all in the movies

How many people knew about Jesus & Mary Chain before the release of Lost in Translation? Not a lot. What made ‘Don’t You (forget about me)’ such a massive hit for Simple Minds: the song’s quality or its presence in The Breakfast Club? Posing the question is answering it. Sometimes the soundtrack of a movie…


Re-make/Re-model

I’m an old soul when it comes to cover versions. I believe musicians should first and foremost be judged on their performance and not on the quality of their songwriting. When Jimi Hendrix covered Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a couple of days after The Beatles released the album with the same title he…


Sunday Morning

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) is one of the most influential albums ever released. It initially sold a handful of copies but, according to Brian Eno, every single buyer started a band himself. Contrary to popular belief it is not that difficult to listen to, at least not by today’s standards. Some of its…


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