Velvet Underground

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You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone review – Nico as the gothic Garbo
Jennifer Otter Bickerdike’s biography is absorbing and informative but paints a flattering portrait of the enigmatic model turned singer

Ian Thomson

20, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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No drone unturned: tracing the sound that unites ancient and modern
From primitive instruments and sacred chants to today’s minimalist electronica and metal, drone music has a long and mystical history. A new book investigates

Harry Sword

10, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Winterpause by Naomi Foyle
This homage to the melancholy singer Nico makes striking connections with German history

Carol Rumens

02, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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I’ll Be Your Mirror by Lou Reed review – bard of New York’s dirty boulevards
The late musician’s collected lyrics reveal a singular songwriter capable of tenderness, nihilism and everything in between

Sean O’Hagan

11, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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The Nico Project review – Maxine Peake digs deep into a nightmare
With fascinating – and frustrating – results, the actor plays a woman seemingly possessed by the ghost of the late Velvet Underground singer

Mark Fisher

14, Jul, 2019 @11:33 AM

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Nico in Manchester: 'She loved the architecture – and the heroin'
She had been a top model, then sang with the Velvet Underground, and in 1981 Nico moved to Manchester. Her friends there share their touching, alarming memories of ‘a true bohemian’

Dave Simpson

05, Jul, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Music gave me something to believe in – and kept me alive
From the Ramones to Kate Bush and Kiss, music’s healing power has been a constant for Guardian Australia’s Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford

27, Jun, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Maxine Peake: 'The truth seems slippery with Nico'
The Nico Project, debuting at Manchester international festival, investigates the truth and lies surrounding the singer and actor

Anna Codrea-Rado

14, Jun, 2019 @9:00 AM

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From Nico to Tonya Harding, women’s true stories are being told on film at last
‘I wasn’t happy when I was beautiful’: the movie Nico, 1988 shows singer’s resilience in later life, signalling a change in how biopics treat their subjects

Wendy Ide

05, Aug, 2018 @8:30 AM

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Heart of gold: Neil Young's online archives are a revolution in fandom
The ornery singer-songwriter’s new online venture soups up the CD boxset with digital user-friendliness – and points the way to a new kind of music obsession

Michael Hann

04, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Nico 1988: the film about the Velvet Underground's doomed singer
The director and star of a drama about the latter years of the cult singer talk about her unusual life and how she battled against her beauty

Jim Farber

25, Apr, 2018 @3:10 PM

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'We are the people who are desperate beyond emotion': Lou Reed's lost poetry to be published
Poetry reflecting on nationhood, sex and whiskey, written in 1970 after Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground, is to be published for the first time

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2018 @9:13 AM

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