DVD review

Nico—An Underground Experience - Heroine

By the early-to-mid '80s, Nico was holed up in Manchester on the comeback trail junkie habit in tow. A live performance at the Library Theatre, Heroine is a funereal study of stark cool, drawing on The Velvet Underground—"All Tomorrow's Parties", "Femme Fatale"—alongside rather less celebrated fare from Camera Obscura (1985) and Drama Of Exile (1981).

The inferior An Underground Experience places her in a nameless club—haunted, drawn and distant. The highlight is the painfully squirming interviewer struggling amidst bored, monosyllabic replies.

DVD EXTRAS: Complete discography, individual track access.

Rating: 3 / 10

Retail dvd (visionary, full screen)


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