Produces Nico's Camera Obscura album. He also co-wrote and did a bit of vocals on the title track, sharing credits with Nico adn her band members James Young and Graham Dids. The whole album is recorded and mixed in three weeks. James Young, who played keyboards in her band in his book Nico - Song They Never Play On The Radio:
"Cale was clearly nuts, but it made a change to be working with somebody who had energy and who was both gifted and dedicated to his profession."
On 14 July daughter Eden Myfanwy is born in Beth Israel Hospital, New York City. Celebrates with a bottle of wine and a gram of coke. After a month reality kicks in. He takes up squash.
The Jazz Butcher record a version of Leaving It Up to You, released on vinyl with Abstract Magazine Issue 5.
Release of the Artificial Intelligence album.
"After I finished Camera Obscura, I went away for a couple of weeks, wrote some songs with counterculture journalist Larry Sloman, and came back and made Artificial Intelligence. That was a good way of working, very efficient. But Artificial Intelligence, my last pop album, didn't have much impact, I can't figure out why, because I liked that record. There were a lot of good ideas in it. We had three and a half weeks to complete it, which was ridiculous. We spent one week writing material amnd then we went into the studio and threw half of it out. Too many of my records were done like that. Give me five grand adn you can have the cassettes. I am a ham. but at the time I was very pleased with Artificial Intelligence because for a change there was more singing in there than screaming. Some of it has that psychotic element, but it's downplayed and it's more effective that way. Just sing the song, don't get excited, just take a little blue pill."
A remix by Carl Beatty - at Sigma Sound, NYC - of the track Satellite Walk was released as a 12 inch in Germany and the UK, with Dying On The Vine and the otherwise unavailable instrumental track Crash Course In Harmonics on the B-side.