Sunday, September 27, 2009
Nico: I'm Not sayin'
There was a radio documentary on the Velvet Underground a couple of weeks ago and it included this single from 1965.
It is a Gordon Lightfoot song and the sound is very much of its period, yet's Nico's Germanic accent gives it a strange aspect too. The Seekers meet Greta Garbo.
Even more interestingly, the guitarist on this recording turns out to be a young Jimmy Page (though not this young). Wikipedia is good on his early career as a session musician.