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

Timeline: 1992

Fragments Of A Rainy Season

Fragments Of A Rainy Season

Release of the live album Fragments Of A Rainy Season, recorded at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium, April 12.

Note: The four track CDEP Heartbreak Hotel and the four track promo More Fragments contain alternate versions.

Fragments Video

Live video recorded at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium, April 12. Directed by Jacquemin Piel. Re-releaed on DVD in 2003.

Billy Bragg covers Fear

English singer Billy Bragg covers Fear Is A Man's Best Friend on his Peel Sessions album.

Los Ronaldos

Produces Sabor Salado, an album by Los Ronaldos.

David J.

David J.

Singer David J. covers Antarctica Starts Here on his Candy on the Cross ep. This mini album also contains an abridged Antarctica Starts Here (reprise).

Life Under Water

Premiere of the sixteen minute mixed-media piece Life Under Water at the Art Project, Munich, Germany, September 6, 1992. Features spoken word snippets by his daughter Eden, The Soldier String Quartet and B.J. Cole.

Performing on Later ...

Later With Jools Holland

Cale performs on the BBC tv show Later With Jools Holland, november 26. He plays two songs - Dying On The Vine and Hallelujah, accompanied by the Duke String Quartet.

Signed flyer

On stage with Lou and Sterling

Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison play guitars on Style It Takes and Forever Changed when Cale plays a show at New York University, December 5.

The evening's biggest treat came at the first encore, when Lou Reed strode onstage in suburban casuals, guitar strapped to his chest. Mr. Cale, Mr. Reed and Mr. Morrison launched into "Style It Takes," from "Songs for Drella," the 1990 Reed-Cale tribute to Andy Warhol. Only the crucial absence of the drummer Maureen Tucker kept this from being a Velvet Underground reunion. Mr. Reed's aggressive playing dominated the proceedings, but the three men did listen to one another, building a fractured reflection of the foundational Velvet sound. The trio continued with Mr. Cale's song "Forever Changed." Then Mr. Reed left the stage and the history-making was over for the night.

There was a Velvets rehearsal with Maureen Tucker one week before this. Reunion rumours start flying. Both tracks are included as bonus tracks on the Velvet Underground bootleg CD Even More Vengeance.

© 1999- Hans Werksman