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

Timeline: 1980

Cale at the University of Guelph

University of Guelph disaster gig

A January 18 show at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is cut short due to sound problems and general brouhaha.

They walked off stage after playing a handful of songs, only return later for a rather bizarre second helping.

single mercenaries

Mercenaries single

Single containing two tracks: Mercenaries (Ready For War) and Rosegarden Funeral of Sores.

Note: this studio version of Mercenaries was never officially released on an album. The mastertape is lost. A live version can be found on the Sabotage/Live album.

Bauhaus creates a rosegarden

Bauhaus are quick to do a cover of Rosegarden Funeral of Sores.

Modern Guy

Modern Guy

Produces and plays clavecimbel, grand organ and percussion on Une Nouvelle Vie, an album by French new wave group Modern Guy.

Gordon Liddy

The Nine Lives Of Gordon Liddy

Performs the song cycle The Nine Lives Of Gordon Liddy at the Squat Theater, New York, May 24 and 25.

Gordon Liddy was one of the Watergate burglars. It combines older songs - Only Time Will Tell (Sabotage/Live), later to be released material like Thoughtless Kind (Music For A New Society), Streets of Laredo (Honi Soit) coupled with Cable Hogue (Helen Of Troy), and unreleased pieces: Cold Country Comfort and Coming Around Again. Never recorded as a whole.


Produces Snatch

Produces three tracks - Shopping For Clothes, Joey and Red Army for Snatch, a duo formed by Judy Nylon and Patti Palladin. The former sang backup on The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy and the Even Cowgirls Get The Blues album.

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