Archive | Oct 07, 2018

Certain Songs #1336: Nico – “These Days”

Album: Chelsea Girl
Year: 1967

While she sang lead on what is probably my favorite Velvet Underground song, “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” I’ve never been fully onboard with Nico’s solo career, though admittedly, I haven’t heard much of it outside of her debut album, Chelsea Girl.

But look at the credits of Chelsea Girl: nearly all of the songs are written by Lou Reed, John Cale & Jackson Browne with Tim Hardin and Bob Fucking Dylan as ringers. And nearly all of backing tracks were performed by the Velvets, absent Maureen Tucker.