John Cale live @  Crossing Border, The Hague
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Timeline: 1995

Sterling Morrison

Death of a Velvet

Sterling Morrison, guitar player extraordinaire, dies August 30, 1995, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Morrison succumbed to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Cale and Maureen Tucker attended a memorial service at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Poughkeepsie. Cale read a poem by Dylan Thomas: And Death Shall Have No Dominion and remembered him in an obituary.

Mata Hari

Mata Hari opera

The opera Mata Hari, with music written by Cale and the libretto by Franz Harland, is performed in October in Vienna, Austria. Mata Hari (1876-1917) was a Dutch dancer who made it big in Paris. She was shot by the French who had accused her of espionage for the Germans during the Great War.

The performance was taped on video. Never released. Cale had played the lead in Harland's short movie The Houseguest in 1987.

S.F. Seals - ruth Walks in Sleepy Shadow

S.F. Seals covers The Soul Of Patrick Lee

S.F. Seals covers The Soul Of Patrick Lee on his Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows album.

Eden wins a price for mum and dad

Daughter Eden, aged ten, wins the Eloise contest. Eloise is a 6-year-old, who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York stars in a series of books by Kay Thompson. The contests commemmorated the 40th anniversary. The price included a free weekend at the Plaze for her and her family and a donation to her school.

Sol Invictus covers Hedda Gabbler

English post-punk band Sol Invictus covers Hedda Gabler. It can be found on the Im Blutfeuer compilation and the 20th Anniversary Edition of their In The Rain album (2015).

Cale Rock & Roll, PBS, USA

Rock & Roll, PBS, USA

He is interviewed about The Velvet Underground for the PBS series Rock & Roll. He is featured in Episode 7 (The Wild Side).



Composes and releases the soundtrack of Antártida. Sterling Morrison and Chris Spedding play guitar and Maureen Tucker plays drums on People Who Died.

Peel Slowly and See

Peel Slowly and See

Release of the comprehensive Velvet Underground 5CD box set Peel Slowly and See, with a booklet containing an essay by David Fricke.

Lots out outtakes and rarities are included in this set. Disc 1 is dedicated to the rehearsal tapes of the Velvets playing in Cale's apartment at 56 Ludlow Street, New York, July 1965.



Features in Nico/Icon, a documentary by Susanne Ofteringer. He performs Nico's Frozen Warnings. Reissued on DVD in 2001.

Songs From the Cold Seas

Long Voyage

Sings a duet with Suzanne Vega The Long Voyage on the Hector Zazou album Songs From the Cold Seas.

The lyrics are based on Silhouettes, a poem by Oscar Wilde.

Released as a CD single with the full and edited version of the song:

  1. The Long Voyage (edit: 4:07)
  2. The Long Voyage (edit: 5:32)
Long Voyage CDEP

The song is also released on a CDEP with seven different remixes:

  1. The Long Voyage Dub Mix - Mad Professor
  2. The Long Voyage Seashores Mares Del Sur Mix - Alexis Mauri
  3. The Long Voyage Tropical Train Mix - Lefdup & Lefdup
  4. The Long Voyage Jungle Mix - Mad Professor
  5. The Long Voyage Wildermaid Mix - Alexis Mauri
  6. The Long Voyage Meditation Mix - Loop John B
  7. The Long Voyage Mode d'Emploi Autopsy Mix - Gilles Martin & Hector Zazou

Producing the Happy Mondays

Produces Loads (& Loads More), a single collection by the Happy Mondays.

N'Oublie Pas Que Tu Vas Mourir

N'Oublie Pas Que Tu Vas Mourir

Releases the N'Oublie Pas Que Tu Vas Mourir soundtrack.

"The music on this cd was all delivered from several passes at scenes from the film, that, in some cases, ultimately did not require music. There was a conscious decision to alter the tone from piano to string quartet as the action moved to Italy, as well as the rubric of having the music not enter after diagnosis."

Sally Timms' Half Past France

Sally Timms covers Half Past France on her To the Land of Milk & Honey album.

Ivan Kral - Nostalgia

Ivan Kral

Writes the music of and plays piano on Perfect Moon, a track of his Nostalgia album. Note: this is sung by Patti Smith who also wrote the lyrics.

Eat/Kiss in Lille

Records the music for Eat and Kiss, two Andy Warhol films, live at the Theatre Sebastopol, Lille, France. on October 13. Released on the Eat/Kiss, Music for the Films by Andy Warhol album in 1997. Originally performed by Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA (November 18/19, 1994).

Fausto Rossi

Fausto Rossi

Italian singer Fausto Rossi covers (I Keep A) Close Watch on his L'Erba album

Brian Wilson

Features in I Just Wasn't Made for These Times, a documentary about Brian Wilson.

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