Some would say she had a singing impediment, but that’s a topic for another thread.
I’ve always wondered about the way Nico enunciates on the “Banana” album by the Velvet Underground. Specifically, when she sings a word that should have the “ow” sound, she gives it more of an “ahh” sound, as in,
She’ll bring you up
just to bring you dahhhn,
what a clohnn (clown, presumably?)
So, is this just an ideosyncratic way of speaking, or is that just the way people in her part of Germany speak? Normally, there’s no reason why a German speaker should have any difficulty pronouncing “ow”, since both languages have the same sound.
And, as an aside, what’s up with the album being produced by Andy Warhol? Could he have creditably claimed to be the producer, or did they just put his name on it?