Often called the original goth rocker, the husky-voiced Nico made her full-length solo debut after leaving the Velvet Underground in 1967 with the orchestrated folk rock of Chelsea Girl. But it was in 1969 that the German-born former supermodel released what most fans consider her definitive opus: the icy, bleak, and Teutonic masterpiece The Marble Index. Although the singer's legendarily troubled career yielded several more albums before her tragic 1988 demise, they all hark plainly back to the stark claustrophobia of The Marble Index for their templates. Few artists before or since have made sadness and d'spair so endlessly alluring.


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    Nico’s iconic post-Velvets return to rock! As one critic memorably put it, when Nico spoke it was like coffin-lids creaking. When she sang it was like listening to ravens taking off 13 at a time. Nico was like nothing rock music had ever seen or heard before or since. In Paris in the seven year gap between the recording of The End and the release of Drama Of Exile, Nico appeared to be doing little more than feeding a heavy heroin habit. When she met Aura Records founder Aaron Sixx after a gig...

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      Nico’s iconic post-Velvets return to rock! As one critic memorably put it, when Nico spoke it was like coffin-lids creaking. When she sang it was like listening to ravens taking off 13 at a time. Nico was like nothing rock music had ever seen or heard before or since. In Paris in the seven year gap between the recording of The End and the release of Drama Of Exile, Nico appeared to be doing little more than feeding a heavy heroin habit. When she met Aura Records founder Aaron Sixx after a gig...