RIPCORD, RIPCORD, the second single from Eulogy to Christa: A Tribute to the Music & Mystique of Nico, is out today!
The song is a powerful opener to the album, based on a pivotal event in the young life of Christa Päffgen. Chris learned of this story when reading Jennifer Otter Bickerdicke‘s biography of Nico, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE ALONE. “When Nico was in her mid-teens, she worked in a U.S. army office in Berlin. She was raped by an American soldier and the soldier was executed. Some have said this may not have happened. Some have gone so far as to call her a liar. This event and the trauma of being in the rubble of post-war Berlin clearly, in my opinion, helped create the haunted spirit of Nico.”
Listen to the track on Bandcamp or Soundcloud, and watch the video by Kimberly Blessing on YouTube or below.
Get full details on the album and pre-order below:
Pre-order from Bandcamp (US and digital)
Pre-order from Easy Action (UK)
Tickets to see Chris at Gman Tavern on November 10th