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

Solo albums

Animal Justice

Animal Justice

About this album

EP. Released in September 1977 as a 7" 33rpm and 12" 45rpm. Illegal IL 003, UK


  1. Memphis
  2. Chickenshit
  3. Hedda Gabler
The Croydon chicken

Chickenshit is a putdown for the band members who walked off stage after the Croydon incident at The Greyhound on April 24, 1977. Backup vocals by his lover/manager Jane Friedman.

John Cale: vocals, guitar, piano, viola
Ritchie Flieger: guitar
Jimmy Bain: bass
Bruce Brody: Moog synthesizer
Kevin Currie: drums
Chris Spedding: guitar on "Memphis" (uncredited)

Other credits:
Jill Furmanovsky: artwork
John Cale: producer

Note: re-released as bonus tracks on the CD reissue of the Sabotage/Live album in 1999.

© 1999- Hans Werksman