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


Being Cale

Cale's songs have been covered by a host of artists. Favorite tracks are Amsterdam (4 covers), Buffalo Ballet (5 covers), (I Keep A) Close Watch (12 covers), Fear Is A Man's Best Friend (6 covers) and Hanky Panky Nohow (5 covers).


Release dates of some of the covers are unknown. If you any information, please let me know.

Cale contributed three songs to Nico's debut album Chelsea Girl.

Cale wrote the music for Perfect Moon on Ivan Kral's Nostalgia album.

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Artist Song Year
Nicolai Dunger Amsterdam 2006
Alejandro Escovedo Amsterdam 1999
Maria McKee Amsterdam 1993
Revenge Amsterdam 1990
Yo La Tengo Andalucia 1990
David J. Antarctica Starts Here 1992
Okkervil River Antarctica Starts Here 2007
Noah and the Whale Barracuda 2011
Anthony LaMarca Big White Cloud 2013
Mark Lanegan Big White Cloud 2010
The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy The Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All 1989
Loleata Holloway Bring It On Up ?
Lancaster County Prison Bring It On Up 1997
Arbouretum Buffalo Ballet 2008
Paul Kelly and The Messengers Buffalo Ballet 1991
My Friend the Chocolate Cake Buffalo Ballet 1991
The Raymen Buffalo Ballet 1999
The Walkabouts Buffalo Ballet 1993
Luxury Liners Caribbean Sunset 2013
Steve Ferguson Charlemagne ?
Revolting Cocks Chickenshit 1991
Superchunk Child's Christmas in Wales 2010
The Jazz Butcher Chinese Envoy 1990
My Friend the Chocolate Cake Chinese Envoy 1994
Rene Hall Cleo ?
Blackeyed Susans (I Keep A) Close Watch 1991
Courtney Barnett (I Keep A) Close Watch 2015
Dream City Film Club (I Keep A) Close Watch 1999
Harvey Gold (I Keep A) Close Watch 1977
Human Drama (I Keep A) Close Watch 1997
Agnes Obel (I Keep A) Close Watch 2010
Orup (I Keep A) Close Watch 2010
Mercury Rev (I Keep A) Close Watch 2002
Fausto Rossi (I Keep A) Close Watch 1995
Mathilde Santing (I Keep A) Close Watch 1989
Patti Smith (I Keep A) Close Watch 1976
Helen Terry (I Keep A) Close Watch 1986
Genya Ravan Darling I Need You 1978
Ladybug Transistor Empty Bottles 2006
Jennifer Warnes Empty Bottles 1972
Manic Street Preachers The Endless Plain of Fortune 2011
Pontiak The Endless Plain of Fortune 2008
Billy Bragg Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 1992
The Channels Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 2004
David J. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 1986
Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Wynn Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 2010
Red Hot Chili Peppers Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 2004
Shivaree Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 2002
Debris Gun 1976
Siouxsie & The Banshees Gun 1987
Younghusband Gun 2014
Sally Timms Half Past France 1995
The Hope Blister Hanky Panky Nohow 1998
Miracle Fortress Hanky Panky Nohow 2007
Moonbabies Hanky Panky Nohow 2001
David Sylvain Hanky Panky Nohow ?
Yo La Tengo Hanky Panky Nohow 1989
Sol Invictus Hedda Gabler ?
Julian Cope & The Teardrop Explodes I'm Not The Loving Kind 1981
Msrk Lanegan I'm Not The Loving Kind 2013
Maria McKee If You Were Still Around 1996
The Jazz Butcher Leaving It Up to You 1985
Pontiak Mr. Wilson 2008
Eyelids Only Time Will Tell 2015
The Abigails Nobody But You 2012
Niteflights Paris 1919 2011
Soldier String Quartet Paris 1919 1991
Bauhaus Rosegarden Funeral of Sores 1980
David J. Ship Of Fools 1986
Spare Change Ski Patrol 1979
Sugar Ray Spinning Away 2000
S.F. Seals The Soul Of Patrick Lee 1995
Roddy Frame Thoughtless Kind 1999
MoeJadKateBarry Why Don't You Smile Now 1987
Spacemen 3 Why Don't You Smile Now 1986
Spiritualized Why Don't You Smile Now 2000
Sam Beam and Ben Bridwell You Know More Than I Know 2015

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