After catching a cold in Beaufort, France, extreme liver damage is diagnosed. Cale goes on medication and has to take Interferon for six months to recover.
Cale plays on three tracks of Another View, an album with Velvets outtakes:
Produces three tracks of Belgian singer Lio album Popmodel: Dallas, Barbie and Veste Du Soir. The last track is used as the b-side of the Je casse tout qu je touche single.
Dallas is included on the Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006 compilation album (2012).
The former Bauhaus bass player/vocalist David J covers Ship of Fools. Originally released on an ep, it is included on his On Glass compilation album, which his also contians his version of Fear Is A Man's Best Friend<.
The Velvets are featured in an episode of South Bank Show on London Weekend Television. ITV, UK. The documentary is broadcasted on April 27, 1986.
Contains footage of the January 13, 1966 Velvets show at the Annual Dinner of the New York Society for Clinical Psychiatry at Delmonico's Hotel, New York. Also a solo live version of Thoughtless Kind.
UK singer Helen Terry covers (I Keep A) Close Watch on her Blue Notes album.
Scapemen play a 23 mnitnues drone cover of Why Don't You Smile Now at their concert at Free Form Freak Out, The Blitz, Reverberation Club, Rugby, UK on March 20.
Composes the soundtrack of Something Wild, starring Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Never released on an album.
The Sleeper is released on One Pound Ninety-Nine LP - A Sampler of the State of Things. Beggars Banquet BBB 1 UK Sampler.
Contributes one song to the soundtrack of Sid & Nancy, a movie about the former Sex Pistols bass player Sid Viscious: She Never Took No For An Answer, an outtake from the Artificial Intelligence album, written by Cale and Sloman.