June, 1 1974

ACNE: Ayers, Cale, Nico, Eno
ACNE: Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Brian Eno

June, 1 1974
UK LP Island ILPS 9311
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ACNE photo by Barrie WenzellACNE: Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Brian Eno
Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, 232 Seven Sisters Road, London N4, London, 1974-06-01 on the Island Mobile
Mixed at Sound Techniques, 46A Old Church Street, London SW3, 1974-06-00
Producer: Richard Williams. Engineer: John Wood
Recording Assistants: Phil Ault & Ray Doyle

Nico vocal, harmonium
Brian Peter George St. John Baptiste de la Salle Eno synthesiser

"...[John Cale] did a really interesting version of Heartbreak Hotel, in a minor key. It's incredibly suicidal. I mean you could never believe that that song could turn out to be such a downer as that... Nico did Deutschland Über Alles, which was very good... and she did The End by the Doors, which is the one they put on the album... Nico doing The End was so chilling, it really was. It was incredible. She invests it with so many levels of meaning I didn't hear in the Doors' one. She underplays it... there's just the harmonium, me playing synthesizer — almost doubling the harmonium part — and her singing... which is just like a rich, kind of non-specific miasma of sound..."
— Brian Eno, Creem, 1974-12-00

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