on February 3, 2013
Nico didn't have the absolute best voice, but it worked with this group. Most of their songs were composed by Lou Reed and you can hear his musical influence in Velvet Underground. I played this song at my hippie wedding in Tilden Park in Berkeley, California. Great wedding, amazing music, wrong groom.
on August 30, 2011
This beautiful song was written by Lou Reed for Nico. It was reported that Nico went to Reed during a performance and said, "Oh Lou, let me be your mirror." That was 1965. It is a song about a person seeing the beauty of his/her lover and asking that person to see the beauty in himself or herself as well. It is a love song that had a tremendous impact on the hippie generation and beyond.