Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 04:11:13 -0600 From: email@example.com (Ed Ricardo) Subject: John Cale [Low Dylan Content Warning!] A musician who, from across the Atlantic, seems to have great integrity is John Cale. One of his finest performance is the song "Dying On The Vine". The relevance of this is that the song is written by John Cale and Larry Ratso Sloman! I gather he has often written with Ratso (Caribbean Sunset, Ooh La La, Everytime The Dogs Bark, and the like). It is on his Fragments Of A Rainy Season (Hannibal, HNCD 1872, 1992) an album of considerable quality. If that is not enough Dylan content for you a number of the tracks are Dylan songs. Including Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night. Yes, the real Dylan, not the Matt Dillon televison addict! Dylan Thomas poems/songs. John Cale is of course a Welshman. He is a haunting performer! Has anyone seen him live? I mean recently, even I saw him in the Velvet Underground, now that I think of it I even booked them for a college dance... Is he often performing in New York City or elsewhere? Is it true he trained with LaMonte Young? And is it true that he was playing piano live on the BBC in the 1940s?
Favorite record: "She Belongs to Me" by Bob Dylan: John Cale on "Desert Island Discs" -