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

Solo albums

Black Acetate


About this album

Released in September 2005. EMI.


  1. Outta The Bag
  2. For A Ride
  3. Brother Man
  4. Satisfied
  5. In A Flood
  6. Hush
  7. GravelDrive
  8. Perfect
  9. Sold Motel
  10. Woman
  11. Wasteland
  12. Turn The Lights On
  13. Mailman (The Lying Song)

John Cale: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Herb Graham Jr.: drums, programming, percussion
Dave Levitta: guitars Natalie Porter: background vocals
Musiic Galloway: background vocals
Jaspr Baj: background vocals
Mark Deffenbaugh: guitars, banjo
John Crozova: cello
Dustin Boyer: guitar, backing vocals
Joe Karnes: bass
Micheal Jerome: drums, backing vocals

Other credits:
Producer: John Cale
Executive producer: Nina Scott
Co-producer: Herb Graham Jr., except * Mickey Petralia
Mixing engineer: Mickey Petralia assisted by Scott Gutierrez
Mixed at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA

Very special thanks to:
My 'never say die' Manager - Nita Scott
Eden Cale, Keith Wozencroft, Herb Grahm Jr., Mikey Petralia. Larry Goetz (& Robin), Kelly @ Ocen Way Studios, Scott Guiterrez, James Trussart custom guitar maker, Los Angeles, California, John Nelson Vintage Gear, Los Angeles, California.
Swing House - Phil, Jean, and Travis
Rick Myers - Colin Lane and Alice & Louis!!, Terry Rindall, Sara @ POW Inc, Christopher Went
The many folks at EMI - Matt Edwards, John Leahy, Tony Wadsworth, Caitlin Gibbons, Terry Felgate, Stuart Kirkham, Paul Fletcher, Katie Griffiths, Rebecca Coates
Cris Cairns & his crew for my recent mud-bath, Joel Mark for good ears and friendship. On the record, or on the road a special thanks to my band of kickin' musicians - Deantoni Parks, Paul Sage, Mark Deffenbaugh, Lance Doss, Dave Levitta, Dustin Boyer, Joe Karnas, Michael Jerome



Three singles are released to promote the album: Turn The Lights On (digital only), Perfect with the Paisley Sound Remix of Reading My Mind from the Japanese edition of HoboSapiens, and OuttatheBag.

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