JOHN CALE

“Gideon's Bible”


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

John Cale was born in Garnant, Wales, March 9th 1942. He spent his childhood in Wales and learned to play viola, guitar, bass, keyboards, harpsichord, harmonium, celeste, marimba, sarinda, horn, harp, piano and organ.
Cale composed his first piece while attending grammar school: Tocatta in the style of Khachaturian.
Attending grammar school wand later studied musicology at Goldsmith's College, London, from 1960 to 1963. Cale was awarded a Leonard Bernstein Scholarship. Influenced by avant-garde composers John Cage and La Monte Young. In the mid-sixties Cale went to New York where he met Lou Reed and became a co-founder of The Velvet Underground. He left after the second album White Light / White Heat.
Cale has released numerous solo albums and has written the soundtracks for dozens of movies. Cale is also a highly valued producer. He started producing bands in the late sixties, stood at the forefront when punk exploded and is still much in demand. He produced the debuts of The Stooges and Patti Smith. Other prodcution feats include the Happy Mondays, the Medićval Baebes, Nico and Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses.


Discography:


1. Vintage Violence - CBS 1970

Tracks:
1. Hello There / 2. Gideon's Bible / 3. Adelaide / 4. Big White Cloud / 5. Cleo / 6. Please / 7. Charlemagne / 8. Bring It On Up / 9. Amsterdam / 10. Ghost Story / 11. Fairweather Friend / 12. Fairweather Friend * / 12. Wall*
Rating : 8

2. Church of Antrax - RCA 1971

Tracks:
1. Church Of Anthrax / 2. The Hall Of Mirrors In The Palace At Versailles / 3. The Soul Of Patrick Lee / 4. Ides Of March / 5. The Protege
Rating :

3. The Academy In Peril - Reprise 1972

Tracks:
1. The Philosopher / 2. Brahms / 3. Legs Larry At The Television Centre/ 4. The Academy In Peril / 4. Intro / 5. Days of Steam / 6. Three Orchestral Pieces / 7. King Harry / 8. John Milton
Rating :

4. Paris 1919 - Reprise 1973

Tracks:
1. Child's Christmas in Wales / 2. Hanky Panky Nohow / 3. The Endless Plain of Fortune / 4. Andalucia / 5. Macbeth / 6. Paris 1919 / 7. Graham Greene / 8. Half Past France / 9. Antarctica Starts Here
Rating : 8

5. Fear - Island 1974

Tracks:
1. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend / 2. Buffalo Ballet / 3. Barracuda / 4. Emily / 5. Ship Of Fools / 6. Gun / 7. The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy / 8. You Know More Than I Know / 9. Momamma Scuba
Rating : 8

6. June 1, 1974 (live) - 1974

Tracks:
1. Driving Me Backwards / 2. Baby's On Fire / 3. Heartbreak Hotel / 4. The End / 5. May I / 6. Shouting In A Bucket Blues / 7. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes / 8. Everybody's Sometime And Some Peoples All The Time Blues / 9. Two Goes Into Four
Rating : 6


7. Slow Dazzle - Island 1975

Tracks:
1. Wilson / 2. Taking It All Away / 3. Dirty Ass Rock 'n' Roll / 4. Darling I Need You / 5. Rollaroll / 6. Heartbreak Hotel / 7. Ski Patrol / 8. I'm Not The Loving Kind / 9. Guts / 10. The Jeweller
Rating : 7

8. Helen of Troy - Island 1975

Tracks:
1. Maria / 2. Helen Of Troy / 3. China Sea / 4. Engine / 5. Save Us / 6. Cable Hogue / 7. I Keep A Close Watch / 8. Pablo Picasso / 9. Coral Moon ! 10. Baby, What You Want Me To Do? / 11. Sudden Death / 12. Leaving It Up to You*
Rating : 7

9. Sabotage/Live - Spy Records 1979

Tracks:
1. Mercenaries / 2. Baby You Know / 3. Evidence / 4. Dr. Mudd / 5. Walkin' The Dog / 6. Captain Hook / 7. Only Time Will Tell / 8. Sabotage / 9. Chorale / 10. Chickenshit* / 11. Memphis* / 12. Hedda Gabler* / 13. Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
Rating :

10. Honi Soit - A&M AMLH 64948 - 1981

Tracks:
1. Dear Or Alive / 2. Strange Times In Casablanca / 3. Fighter Pilot / 4. Wilson Joliet / 5. Streets Of Laredo / 6. Honi soit / 7. Riverbank / 8. Russian Roulette / 9. Magic & Lies
Rating :

11. Music For A New Society - Island 1982

Tracks:
1. Your Life In Your Hands / 2. Thoughtless Kind / 3. Sanities / 4. If You Were Still Around / 5. A Close Watch / 6. Broken Bird / 7. Chinese Envoy / 8. Changes Made / 9. Damn Life / 10. Risé, Sam And Rimsky-Korsakov / 11. In The Library of Force / 12. In The Library of Force*
Rating :

12. Caribbean Sunset - Island 1984

Tracks:
1. For Love / 2. Experiment Number 1 / 3. Model Beirut Recital / 4. Caribbean Sunset / 5. Praetorian Underground / 6. Magazines / 7. Where There's A Will / 7. The Hunt / 8. Villa Albani
Rating : 6

13. John Cale Comes Alive - Island 1984

Tracks:
1. La La / 2. Evidence / 3. Dead Or Alive / 4. Chinese Envoy / 5. Leaving It Up To You / 6. Dr. Mudd / 7. Waiting For The Man / 8. Heartbreak Hotel / 9. Fear / 10. Never Give Up On You
Rating :

14. Artificial Intelligence - Beggars Banquet 1985

Tracks:
1. Everytime The Dogs Bark / 2. Dying On The Vine / 3. The Sleeper / 4. Vigilante Lover / 5. Chinese Takeaway / 6. Song Of The Valley / 7. Fadeaway Tomorrow / 8. Black Rose / 9. Satellite Walk
Rating :

15. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues - Roir 1987

Tracks:
1. Dance Of The Seven Veils / 2. Helen Of Troy / 3. Casey At The Bat / 4. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / 5. Don't Know Why She Came / 6. Somebody Should Have Told / 7. Decade / 8. Magic & Lies
Rating :

16. Words For The Dying - Land 1989

Tracks:
1. The Falklands Suite / 2. Songs Without Words / 3. The Soul of Carmen Miranda
Rating :

17. Songs for Drella - Sire 1990

Tracks:
1. Smalltown / 2. Open House / 3. Style It Takes / 4. Work / 5. Trouble With Classicists / 6. Starlight / 7. Faces & Names / 8. Images / 9. Slip Away / 10. It Wasn't Me / 11. I Believe / 12. Nobody But You / 13. A Dream / 14. Forever Changed / 15. Hello It's Me
Rating :

18. Wrong Way Up - Land 1990

Tracks:
1. Lay My Love / 2. One Word / 3. In The Backroom / 4. Empty Frame / 5. Cordoba / 6. Spinning Away / 7. Footsteps / 8. Been There Done That / 9. Crime In The Desert / 10. The River
Rating : 7

19. Fragments Of A Rainy Season - Fnac 1992

Tracks:
1. A Child's Christmas In Wales / 2. Dying On The Vine / 3. Cordoba / 4. Darling I Need You / 5. Paris 1919 / 6. Guts / 7. Fear / 8. Ships Of Fools / 9. Leaving It Up To You / 10. The Ballad Of Cable Hogue / 11. Thoughtless Kind / 12. On A Wedding Anniversary / 13. Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed / 14. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night / 15. Buffalo Ballet / 16. Chinese Envoy / 17. Style It Takes / 18. Heartbreak Hotel / 19. A Close Watch / 20. Hallelujah
Rating :

20. Last Day On Earth - MCA 1994

Tracks:
1. Overture / 2. Café Shabu / 3. Pastoral Angst / 4. Who's In Charge? / 5. Short Of Time / 6. Angel Of Death / 7. Paradise Nevada / 8. Old China / 9. Ocean Life / 10. Instrumental / 11. Modern World / 12. Streets Come Alive / 13. Secrets / 14. Maps Of The World / 15. Broken Hearts / 16. The High And Mighty Road
Rating :

21. Walking on Locusts - Hannibal 1996

Tracks:
1. Dancing Undercover / 2. Set Me Free / 3. So What / 4. Crazy Egypt / 5. So Much For Love / 6. Tell Me Why / 7. Indistinct Notion Of Cool / 8. Secret Corrida / 9. Circus / 10. Gatorville & Points East / 11. Some Friends / 12. Entre Nous
Rating :

22. 5 Tracks - EMI 2003

Tracks:
1. Verses / 2. Waiting for Blonde / 3. Chums of Dumpty / 4. E Is Missing / 5. Wilderness Approaching
Rating :

23. HoboSapiens - EMI 2003

Tracks:
1. Zen / 2. Reading My Mind / 3. Things / 4. Look Horizon / 5. Magritte / 6. Archimedes / 7. Caravan / 8. Bicycle / 9. Twilight Zone / 10. Letter From Abroad / 11. Things X / 12. Over Her Head / 13. Creepy Boys / 13. Reading My Mind (remix) / 14. Set Me Free
Rating :

24. HoboSapiens - EMI 2005

Tracks:
1. Outta The Bag / 2. For A Ride / 3. Brother Man / 4. Satisfied / 5. In A Flood / 6. Hush / 7. Gravel Drive / 8. Perfect / 9. Sold Motel * / 10. Woman / 11. Wasteland / 12. TurnTheLightsOn / 13. Mailman
Rating :
25. Process - EMI 2005

Tracks:
1. Theme Intro / 2. Theatre / 3. Post-Sex / 4. Museum / 5. Radiology / 6. Candles / 7. Bedroom / 8. Car Blue / 9. Packing Books / 10. Reading Poem / 11. Burning / 12. Painting / 13. La Defense / Metro / 14. Suicide Theme/ 15. Ascension
Rating :
26. Black Acetate - EMI 2005

Tracks:
1. Outta the Bag / 2. For a Ride / 3. Brotherman / 4. Satisfied / 5. In a Flood / 6. Hush / 7. Gravel Drive / 8. Perfect / 9. Sold-Motel / 10. Woman / 11. Wasteland / 12. Turn the Lights On / 13. Mailman
Rating :
27. Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood - EMI 2012

Tracks:
1. I Wanna Talk 2 U / 2. Scotland Yard / 3. Hemingway / 4. Face to the Sky / 5. Nookie Wood / 6. December Rains / 7. Mary / 8. Vampire Café / 9. Mothra / 10. Living With You / 11. Midnight Feast / 12. Sandman
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

13 Paris 1919 - 1973
17 Sabotage - 1979
24 Music for a New Society - 1982
46 Fear - 1974
52 Songs for Drella - 1990
54 Fragments of a Rainy Season - 1992
99 Vintage Violence - 1969
112 Wrong Way - 1990
113 Slow Dazzle - 1975
132 Helen of Troy - 1975
172 Church of Anthrax - 1971
222 The Academy in Peril - 1972
288 Hobo Sapiens - 2003
319 Words for the Dying - 1989
327 Honi Soit - 1981
373 Black Acetate - 2005
391 Artificial Intelligence - 1985
565 Comes Alive - 1984
673 Carribean Sunset - 1984
690 Sunblindness Music - 2000
750 Walking on Locusts - 1996
800 Dream Interpretation - 2002
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:
( More tracks will be added eventually!)


1. Gideon's Bible ( Cale ) Vintage Violence
2. Buffalo Ballet ( Cale ) Fear
3. Child´s Christmas in Wales ( Cale ) Paris 1919
4. I Keep A Close Watch ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
5. Leaving It Up to You ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
6. My Maria ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
7. Hallelujah ( Cohen ) Fragments Of A Rainy Season
8. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend ( Cale ) Fear
9. For Love ( Cale ) Caribbean Sunset
10. You Know More Than I Know ( Cale ) Fear
11. Hanky Panky Nohow ( Cale ) Paris 1919
12. The Endless Plain of Fortune ( Cale ) Caribbean Sunset
13. Big White Cloud ( Cale ) Vintage Violence
14. Charlemagne ( Cale ) Vintage Violence
15. Cable Hogue ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
16. Barracuda ( Cale ) Fear
17. Mr Wilson ( Cale ) Slow Dazzle
18. Taking it All Away ( Cale ) Slow Dazzle
19. Ship of Fools ( Cale ) Fear
20. Bamboo Floor ( Cale ) The Island Years
21. Ski Patrol ( Cale ) Slow Dazzle
22. Guts ( Cale ) Slow Dazzle
23. I´m Not the Loving Kind ( Cale ) Slow Dazzle
24. Coral Moon ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
25. China Sea ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
26. Please ( Cale ) Vintage Violence
27. Ghost Story ( Cale ) Vintage Violence
28. Caribbean Sunset ( Cale ) Caribbean Sunset
29. Helen of Troy ( Cale ) Helen of Troy
30. Half Past France ( Cale ) Paris 1919
31. Paris 1919 ( Cale ) Paris 1919
32. Where There´s a Will ( Cale ) Caribbean Sunset
33. Andalucia ( Cale ) Paris 1919
34. Burned Out Affair ( Cale ) Paris 1919
35. The Man Who Couldn´t Afford to Orgy ( Cale ) Fear
36. Antactica Starts Here ( Cale ) Paris 1919

LINKS:

Fear is a Man´s Best Friend

The Official John Cale


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