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

John Cale has played music since the sixties. He was in The Velvet Underground (bass & viola) and worked with Theatre Of Eternal Music. He has also known as a producer with the seminal first albums by The Stooges, Patti Smith, and The Modern Lovers to his credit. He has also worked on many collaborations, most notably with Brian Eno.
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John Cale - The Warner / Reprise Display Case Volume 7 album art Various Intro / Days Of Steam Various - The Warner / Reprise Display Case Volume 7 Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Sell This Version
John Cale - Appetizers album art Various Paris 1919 Various - Appetizers (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1973 Sell This Version
ISS 1 John Cale - Summer '75 album art Various Mr Wilson and 1 more… Various - Summer '75(LP, Promo, Smplr) Island Records ISS 1 UK 1975 Sell This Version
John Cale - Hard Nipples album art Patti Smith This Heart Of Mine Patti Smith - Hard Nipples Ze Anonym Plattenspieler Germany 1976 Sell This Version
SP-17146 John Cale - Foreplay #41 album art Various Dead Or Alive Various - Foreplay #41(LP, Promo, Smplr) A&M Records SP-17146 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-7373 John Cale - They Called Him "Freier" album art Lou Reed Fuck Your Neighbours Wife and 3 more… Lou Reed - They Called Him "Freier"(LP, Num, Unofficial) Knall Den Bebeck Produktion, Musikinitiative Rec. A-7373 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
RSS 42 John Cale - Island Summer Sampler '82 album art Various Close Watch Various - Island Summer Sampler '82(LP, Promo, Smplr) Island Records RSS 42 UK 1982 Sell This Version
John Cale - The Black Side Of The Street album art Velvet Underground* Heroin Velvet Underground* - The Black Side Of The Street Incredible Recordmakers Australia 1983 Sell This Version
John Cale - One Pound Ninety-Nine (A Music Sampler Of The State Of Things) album art Various The Sleeper Various - One Pound Ninety-Nine (A Music Sampler Of The State Of Things) (Album, Comp) Beggars Banquet, Situation Two UK 1985 Sell This Version
RL6 John Cale - Street Shuffle On 84th Street But No Sensations album art Lou Reed Waiting For Augustus Pinochet Lou Reed - Street Shuffle On 84th Street But No Sensations(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Lou Reed) RL6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
John Cale - Sid And Nancy: Love Kills (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Various She Never Took No For An Answer Various - Sid And Nancy: Love Kills (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album, Comp) MCA Records Australia 1986 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Legend album art The Velvet Underground Heroin The Velvet Underground - Legend(LP, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Velvet Underground) none US 1986 Sell This Version
John Cale - "Searchin' For My Mainline" Live, Wild & Unreleased album art The Velvet Underground Intro - I'm Waiting For The Man The Velvet Underground - "Searchin' For My Mainline" Live, Wild & Unreleased (Comp) Wild Records (9), Wild Records (9), Wild Records (9) Spain 1987 Sell This Version
John Cale - Follow Our Trax Volume V - Detour Over The Edge album art Various One Word (Album Version) Various - Follow Our Trax Volume V - Detour Over The Edge (Comp) Warner Bros. Records US 1990 Sell This Version
John Cale - And So On album art The Velvet Underground Loop and 1 more… The Velvet Underground - And So On Plastic Inevitable Records Australia 1990 Sell This Version
John Cale - I'm Your Fan • The Songs Of Leonard Cohen By... album art Various Hallelujah Various - I'm Your Fan • The Songs Of Leonard Cohen By... (Comp, Album) Atlantic UK 1991 Sell This Version
4509 94958 2 John Cale - Música Sin Fronteras Vol. V album art Various Unquiet Heart Various - Música Sin Fronteras Vol. V(2xCD) GASA 4509 94958 2 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
VRCD0001 John Cale - Medium Rare: A Collection Of Rarities And Non-Album Tracks In Celebration Of Rykodisc's 10th Anniversary album art Various You Know More Than I Know (Live) Various - Medium Rare: A Collection Of Rarities And Non-Album Tracks In Celebration Of Rykodisc's 10th Anniversary(CD, Album, Promo) Rykodisc VRCD0001 US 1993 Sell This Version
MTM 015 John Cale - 1990 album art The Velvet Underground Style It Takes and 3 more… The Velvet Underground - 1990(CD, Unofficial) Mind The Magic MTM 015 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
3-7238-2 Y6x2 John Cale - A Chance Operation - The John Cage Tribute album art Various In Memoriam John Cage - Call Waiting Various - A Chance Operation - The John Cage Tribute(2xCD) Koch International Classics 3-7238-2 Y6x2 US 1993 Sell This Version
DIYE 32 John Cale - Even More Vengeance album art The Velvet Underground Style It Takes and 1 more… The Velvet Underground - Even More Vengeance(CD, Ltd, Unofficial) Diamonds In Your Ear DIYE 32 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
John Cale - More Music From Northern Exposure album art Various Lay My Love Various - More Music From Northern Exposure (Comp, Album) MCA Records Canada 1994 Sell This Version
WILD CD 02 John Cale - Wild CD 02 album art Various The Long Voyage (New York Radio Version) Various - Wild CD 02(CD, Promo, Smplr) Wild Magazine WILD CD 02 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
John Cale - I Shot Andy Warhol - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture album art Various I Shot Andy Warhol Suite Various - I Shot Andy Warhol - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture (Comp, Album) TAG Recordings Australia 1996 Sell This Version
SMM 485152 2 John Cale - File Under X album art Various Ghost Story Various - File Under X(CD, Smplr) Pop Shop Sony Music SMM 485152 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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telexandroid

telexandroid

December 4, 2016
edited over 2 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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