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

Timeline: 1967

Andy Warhol's Index Book

Andy Warhol's Index Book

Published as a multimedia package, Andy Warhol's Index Book consisted of a book, pictures and a one-sided 7 inch picture flexi disc.

On the disc the Velvets are discussing the book itself, with their first album The Velvet Underground and Nico playing in the background.

As this point the album wasn't released yet, so this is first outing of the debut album.

Cale would later edit and reassemble Nico's spoken words from the flexi disc to use them for Ari Sleepy Too on the Dance Music album in 1998.

The Velvet Underground and Nico

The Velvet Underground and Nico

In March The Velvet Underground and Nico is finally released. Andy Warhol is credited as the producer, a promotion gimmick.

Warhol created the famous peelable banana cover.

The 2002 deluxe edition contains the mono and stereo mixes as well as a couple of solo Nico tracks.

Vox Continental

Sun Blindness Music

Records the mammoth drone piece Sun Blindness Music in October 1967.

The instumental piece is played on a Vox Continental organ. It is finally released in 2001 on the Sun Blindness Music album.

Chelsea Girl

Chelsea Girl

Cale plays viola, bass, guitar and piano on Nico's Chelsea Girl album. Winter Song written by Cale, Little Sister by Cale and Reed, and It Was a Pleasure Then by Nico, Cale and Reed.

© 1999- Hans Werksman