Marty Duda's artist of the week: Nico
Nico = Icon. Nico, of course was the iconic model/actress/singer/songwriter who featured on The Velvet Underground's debut album…at Andy Warhol's insistence…then went on to carve out a singular solo career, often collaborating with fellow ex-Velvet John Cale. Now, 28 years after her death, Patti Smith, along with her daughter Jesse Paris Smith & Soundwalk Collective have recorded a tribute to Nico titled Killer Road with lyrics taken from Nico's previously unpublished poetry. As you'll hear Nico's music was beautiful, desolate, uncompromising and polarizing.