John Cale on the Southbank Show
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Timeline: 1986

Interferon interference

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.


Another View

Cale plays on three tracks of Another View, an album with Velvets outtakes:

  1. Hey Mr. Rain (Version I)
  2. Hey Mr. Rain (Version II)
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love

Lio single

Producing Lio

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).

David J.

David J's Ship of Fools and Fear

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<.

South Bank Show

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.

Helen Terry

Helen Terry's Close Watch

UK singer Helen Terry covers (I Keep A) Close Watch on her Blue Notes album.

Why Don't You Smile Now cover

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.

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Live album recorded at CBGB's: Even Cowgirls Get The Blues. Tracks recorded in 1978 and 1979 Only available through mail order. Released in 1987 as a regular album with a different song list.

Something Wild

Something Wild

Composes the soundtrack of Something Wild, starring Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Jonathan Demme.

Never released on an album.

The Sleeper sampler

The Sleeper is released on One Pound Ninety-Nine LP - A Sampler of the State of Things. Beggars Banquet BBB 1 UK Sampler.

Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

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.

© 1999- Hans Werksman