Chris Connelly on Nico & RIP Burt Bacharach


Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with musician Chris Connelly about his new tribute to German singer Nico, best known for her work with the Velvet Underground. The hosts also pay tribute to Burt Bacharach and hear feedback from listeners on recent episodes. 

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Obituary: Burt Bacharach


Burt Bacharach had a long and fruitful career as a songwriter and arranger. His work with Dionne Warwick is legendary and should be remembered more than his appearances in Austin Powers movies.

Chris Connelly on Nico


Chris Connelly has expanded his musical palette far beyond the industrial music he became known for in the 1980s and '90s. His newest project is an ambitious tribute to the German singer Nico. By covering her songs and writing originals about her life, Connelly creates an empathetic portrait of an artist who faced many challenges in her tragically short life.

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