John Cale

John Cale, OBE (b.1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer.

Born on 9th March 1942 in Garnant, Wales, Cale spoke only Welsh until the age of seven, when he began to learn English at school. He went on to study viola at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where he became involved in avant garde music. He travelled to the U.S. to continue his studies, thanks to the help and influence of Aaron Copland, and met and worked with various avant garde composers, including John Cage.

In 1965 he co-founded the Velvet Underground with Lou Reed. Though best known for his work with the band, Cale has produced a massive body of work that ranges from tastefully arranged strings and piano over Dylan Thomas poetry to barely-suppressed, nigh-psychotic aggression set to high-energy avant garde rock. Cale’s style is impossible to pin down, as almost every album contains new experiments and influences. He is also well known as the producer of such works as the debuts of The Stooges, The Modern Lovers, Patti Smith’s Horses, and Nico’s The Marble Index.

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John Cale Albums

0.0 23 Solo Pieces for La Naissance de L’amour John Cale
Released on
November 30, 1998
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0.0 5 Tracks John Cale
Released on
May 27, 2003
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0.0 Artificial Intelligence John Cale
Released on
March 12, 1996
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0.0 Basquiat- Original Soundtrack John Cale
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0.0 Black Acetate John Cale
Released on
October 3, 2005
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0.0 blackAcetate John Cale
Released on
November 30, 2004
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0.0 Church Of Anthrax John Cale
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0.0 Circus Live John Cale
Released on
February 19, 2007
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0.0 Close Watch: An Introduction to John Cale John Cale
Released on
April 20, 1999
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0.0 Dream Interpretation: Inside the Dream Syndicate Volume II John Cale
Released on
November 30, 2000
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0.0 Eat / Kiss: Music For The Films By Andy Warhol John Cale
Released on
November 30, 1996
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0.0 Eat/Kiss – Music for the Films By Andy Warhol John Cale
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0.0 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues John Cale
Released on
November 6, 1992
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0.0 Fear John Cale
Released on
April 12, 1995
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0.0 Fragments of a Rainy Season John Cale
Released on
September 25, 1992
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0.0 Gold John Cale
Released on
April 9, 2007
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0.0 Guts John Cale
Released on
June 5, 2001
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0.0 Helen of Troy John Cale
Released on
April 19, 1994
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0.0 Hobo Sapiens John Cale
Released on
September 7, 2004
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0.0 HoboSapiens John Cale
Released on
October 6, 2003
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