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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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763215 John Cale - Only Time Will Tell album art John Cale Only Time Will Tell(LP, Unofficial) E - Li Records 763215 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
John Cale - Take Off Your Mask album art Lou Reed / John Cale Lou Reed / John Cale - Take Off Your Mask ZZYZX Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
John Cale - Paris 29.1.72 album art Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico (3) Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico (3) - Paris 29.1.72 (Album) Not On Label (Lou Reed), Not On Label (John Cale), Not On Label (Nico (3)) Italy 1980 Sell This Version
John Cale - En Concert À L'Enfer album art Nico (3) & Cale* Nico (3) & Cale* - En Concert À L'Enfer (Album, Comp) Penguin Records (9) UK 1982 Sell This Version
unofficial John Cale - Very Dead Chicken album art John Cale Very Dead Chicken(LP, Unofficial) Smog Distribution ltd. IWP-2 unofficial USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Live Im Batschkapp, Frankfurt 1.März 1983 album art John Cale Live Im Batschkapp, Frankfurt 1.März 1983(Cass, Unofficial) Not On Label (John Cale) none Germany 1983 Sell This Version
none John Cale - A Man's Best Friend - Live In Frankfurt 03.02.83 album art John Cale A Man's Best Friend - Live In Frankfurt 03.02.83(LP, Unofficial, Whi) Not On Label (John Cale) none Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Joca 7122 John Cale - Music For An Inner Circle! album art John Cale Music For An Inner Circle!(2xLP, Unofficial) Metropol (2) Joca 7122 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
601, 601377 John Cale - Reise Ans Ende Der Nacht album art John Cale Reise Ans Ende Der Nacht(2xLP, Unofficial, Gat) Shelter Records (7), Shelter Records (7) 601, 601377 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Vocals and Piano album art John Cale Vocals and Piano(LP, Unofficial) New Depression Music none UK 1985 Sell This Version
John Cale - No Regrets (Including Extended Play Lou Reed 45) album art John Cale No Regrets (Including Extended Play Lou Reed 45) Harry Feld's Sound Kitchen, Harry Feld's Sound Kitchen Germany 1988 Sell This Version
13485 John Cale - Drift Study album art John Cale Drift Study(LP, Unofficial) Shelter Records (7) 13485 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
601 377, 203 276-320 John Cale - Fear Of Nothing album art John Cale Fear Of Nothing(LP, Unofficial) Shelter Records (7), Shelter Records (7) 601 377, 203 276-320 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
John Cale - Songs For Drella album art Lou Reed And John Cale Lou Reed And John Cale - Songs For Drella (Album) JDP Production US 1990 Sell This Version
John Cale - Down At The End Of Lonely Street... Hard Rock Cafe album art John Cale & Chris Spedding John Cale & Chris Spedding - Down At The End Of Lonely Street... Hard Rock Cafe Sharp-Records Germany 1990 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Songs for 'Drella: A Tribute to Andy Warhol (A Work in Progress) album art Lou Reed & John Cale Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs for 'Drella: A Tribute to Andy Warhol (A Work in Progress)(LP, Unofficial) Nerve (6) none US 1990 Sell This Version
TCC 043/044 John Cale - In Concert - Performance '91 album art John Cale In Concert - Performance '91(2xCD, Unofficial) Three Cool Cats TCC 043/044 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none John Cale - Paris 1990 album art John Cale / Sterling Morrison / Maureen Tucker* / Lou Reed John Cale / Sterling Morrison / Maureen Tucker* / Lou Reed - Paris 1990(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (John Cale), Not On Label (Sterling Morrison), Not On Label (Moe Tucker), Not On Label (Lou Reed) none France 1991 Sell This Version
GDR CD 9217 John Cale - Cale Street album art John Cale Cale Street(CD, Unofficial) Great Dane Records GDR CD 9217 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
TL 1326 John Cale - Broken Hearts - Live album art John Cale Broken Hearts - Live(CD, Album, Unofficial) Traditional Line TL 1326 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
John Cale - Concert 92 album art John Cale & Strings* John Cale & Strings* - Concert 92 PISC Disc Germany 1993 Sell This Version
KR 020 John Cale - For Your Neighbour's Wife album art John Cale For Your Neighbour's Wife(CD, Unofficial) Klondyke Records KR 020 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
DREAM 2 John Cale - Ready For War album art John Cale Ready For War(CD, Ltd, Unofficial) Dream Records (6) DREAM 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
IST 90 John Cale - Unique album art John Cale Unique(CD, Unofficial) Insect Records (4) IST 90 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
none John Cale - June 1, 1974 Outtakes album art Kevin Ayers / John Cale / Eno* / Nico (3) Kevin Ayers / John Cale / Eno* / Nico (3) - June 1, 1974 Outtakes(2xCD, Unofficial) Not On Label (Kevin Ayers), Not On Label (John Cale), Not On Label (Brian Eno), Not On Label (Nico (3)) none Japan 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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