John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

In Concert

New York 1978-12-31

Live at CBGB's, New York, NY, USA - December 31, 1978.

At this stage Mercenaries (Ready For War) were two different songs. Whisper is a loose jam, with snippets of Ravel's Bolero and a Mercenaries vibe. The fesir eleven tracks ended up on Very Dead Chicken bootleg LP. Also released on the Only Time Will Tell and Live at CBGB's 1978 bootleg LPs. Those albums list the December 29 show as the source.

The band:
Ritchie Fliegler: lead guitar
Ivan Kral: bass
Jay Dee Dougherty: drums
Bruce Brody: keyboards
Judy Nylon: vocal


  1. Mercenaries (instrumental)
  2. Jack The Ripper
  3. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
  4. Only Time Will Tell
  5. Dance Of The Seven Veils
  6. Casey At The Bat
  7. Don't Know Why She Came
  8. Taking It All Away (juyd Nylon on vocals)
  9. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
  10. Ready for War
  11. Whisper

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