John Cale

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John Davies Cale
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Born: March 9, 1942 in Garnant, Wales, United Kingdom

John Cale is a Welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer. He was a founding member of The Velvet Underground (bass and viola) and worked with Theatre Of Eternal Music. He produced the seminal first albums by The Stooges, Patti Smith, and The Modern Lovers. He has also worked on many collaborations, most notably with Brian Eno.
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CS 1037 John Cale - Vintage Violence album art John Cale Vintage Violence (Album) Columbia CS 1037 US 1970 Sell This Version
C 30131 John Cale - Church Of Anthrax album art John Cale & Terry Riley John Cale & Terry Riley - Church Of Anthrax (Album) Columbia C 30131 US 1971 Sell This Version
MS 2079 John Cale - The Academy In Peril album art John Cale The Academy In Peril (Album) Reprise Records MS 2079 US 1972 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Paris 1919 album art John Cale Paris 1919 (Album) Reprise Records none UK 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9301 John Cale - Fear album art John Cale Fear (Album) Island Records ILPS 9301 UK 1974 Sell This Version
88.198 - I John Cale - June 1, 1974 album art Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) Kevin Ayers - John Cale - Eno* - Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 (Album) Island Records 88.198 - I Spain 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9350 John Cale - Helen Of Troy album art John Cale Helen Of Troy (Album) Island Records ILPS 9350 UK 1975 Sell This Version
L 35594 John Cale - Slow Dazzle album art John Cale Slow Dazzle (Album) Island Records L 35594 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
IXP 2 John Cale - Hear "Fear" - An Interview With John Cale album art John Cale Hear "Fear" - An Interview With John Cale(LP, Promo) Island Records IXP 2 US 1975 Sell This Version
SP 004 John Cale - Sabotage / Live album art John Cale Sabotage / Live (Album) Spy Records Ltd. SP 004 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-4849 John Cale - Honi Soit album art Mr. John Cale* Honi Soit (Album) A&M Records SP-4849 US 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 17019 John Cale - Music For A New Society album art John Cale Music For A New Society (Album) Island Records, ZE Records, Island Records, ZE Records ILPS 17019 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
ILPS 7026 John Cale - Comes Alive album art John Cale Comes Alive (Album) ZE Records, Island Records, ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7026 Scandinavia 1984 Sell This Version
205 986, S205 986 John Cale - Caribbean Sunset album art John Cale Caribbean Sunset (Album) ZE Records, Island Records 205 986, S205 986 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
BEGA 68 John Cale - Artificial Intelligence album art John Cale Artificial Intelligence (Album) Beggars Banquet BEGA 68 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7599-26024-2, 926 024-2 John Cale - Words For The Dying album art John Cale Words For The Dying (Album) Opal Records 7599-26024-2, 926 024-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
9 26140-2 John Cale - Songs For Drella album art Lou Reed / John Cale Lou Reed / John Cale - Songs For Drella (Album) Sire, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 26140-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CD 26421, 7599-26421-1 John Cale - Wrong Way Up album art Eno* / Cale* Eno* / Cale* - Wrong Way Up (Album) Opal Records, Warner Bros. Records CD 26421, 7599-26421-1 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
DE 030924 John Cale - Paris S'Eveille - Suivi D'autres Compositions album art John Cale Paris S'Eveille - Suivi D'autres Compositions (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule DE 030924 France 1991 Sell This Version
DANLP113 John Cale - Even Cowgirls Get The Blues album art John Cale Even Cowgirls Get The Blues (Album) ROIR DANLP113 France 1991 Sell This Version
VICP-5201 John Cale - Fragments Of A Rainy Season album art John Cale Fragments Of A Rainy Season (Album) Hannibal Records VICP-5201 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
YMCD 007 John Cale - 23 Solo Pieces For La Naissance De L'Amour album art John Cale 23 Solo Pieces For La Naissance De L'Amour (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule YMCD 007 UK 1993 Sell This Version
MVCM-468 John Cale - Last Day On Earth album art John Cale / Bob Neuwirth John Cale / Bob Neuwirth - Last Day On Earth (Album) MCA Records MVCM-468 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
TWI 1028, twi 1028 John Cale - N'Oublie Pas Que Tu Vas Mourir album art John Cale N'Oublie Pas Que Tu Vas Mourir (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule, Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 1028, twi 1028 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
TWI 1008, twi 1008 John Cale - Antártida (Original Soundtrack) album art John Cale Antártida (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule, Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 1008, twi 1008 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version

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telexandroid

telexandroid

December 4, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
One of the most rewarding discographies to get lost in. Fear(the title track is his absolute masterpiece in my opinion, and the rest of the album travels from gorgeous to insane and back again), Music For a New Society(beautiful and devastating, some brilliant lyrics and improvisation along with fragile and gorgeous arrangements), and Fragments of a Rainy Season(a brilliant compilation tracklist in itself that just happens to be brilliant solo performances of some of his best songs/covers) are my absolute essentials. There's also the lush, nostalgic, 70s pop of Paris 1919 and Vintage Violence or the trashy glam pastiches of Slow Dazzle and Helen of Troy. His semi-punk period of Sabotage and the Animal Justice EP is also essential with ragers like Mercenaries and the proto-Birthday Party raver Chicken Shit. The more overlooked (in an already all too overlooked discography) 80s albums like Honi Soit and Artificial Intelligence have their great moments as well (ie Wilson Joilet, Dead or Alive, Dying on the Vine, or Black Rose). He has his misses as well but they are absolutely outweighed by a career filled with fantastic composition, songwriting, and forward momentum. Not to mention his great work in the 21st century that has continued in 2016 with the M:FANS album and performances at the Bowie Proms and the Velvets anniversary concert in Paris. In a year where we've lost too many legends it's worth remembering those we still have and hopefully will have for years to come. John Cale's a musician's musician and honestly a perfect subject for the devoted music fan.
nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
Highly underrated artist! No comments yet? FEAR is one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Better than any Lou Reed if you ask me. Also recorded other classics for the ISLAND label.

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