Tag Archives: John Cale

Velvet Underground And Nico Colour pic

18/10/17 – The Velvet Underground And Nico – The Black Angel’s Death Song – 1967

Although Lou Reed declared that the lyrics to The Black Angel’s Death Song were without meaning and were just about the sound of the words, it’s the closest that Lou Reed ever got to Bob Dylan with colourful language. Written in 1966 and released in 1967 – at this point Dylan was on his eighth […]

Nico B:W pic

1/12/15 – Nico And The Faction – Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen – Live in Shibuya, Tokyo – 1986 / Interview – New Zealand – 1985

Nico and The Faction in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1986 performing, Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen (The Song Of The Lonely Girl). Most of Nico’s songs were sung in English and although she was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne in 1938, I read that she sang the German songs with an English accent, never wanting to be known as […]

John Cale:Spedding 75 B:W

31/1/14 – John Cale – Fear Is A Man’s Best Friend – Crystal Palace Bowl – 1975

This is a live version of the opening track from John Cale’s Fear album, filmed at the Crystal Palace Bowl in 1975 and featuring Chris Spedding on guitar. Cale was known for some unpredictable wild acts in the seventies. At one show he chopped the head off a dead chicken with a meat cleaver – […]

John Cale Fear 1974 Cover Art 454 x 481

31/1/14 – John Cale – Fear – 1974

John Cale, co-founder of The Velvet Underground, Welshman, songwriter, singer, producer and  multi instrumentalist, playing viola, cello, guitar, bass and piano. Cale has also been extremely prolific making more than 30 albums and in later years he has been working on soundtracks and ballet. I saw him live twice, both times in Sydney, once solo in […]