John Cale
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John Cale on screen - DVD

Cale on DVD

There are only five official John Cale DVDs. A promo DVD was made for the HoboSapiens album in 2003, but EMI decided not to release it.

DVDs featuring Cale

If you are hungry for more Cale: go shopping for Velvet Underground DVDs. A few other releases feature live appearances and of course we have the documentaries about the usual suspects (Lou Reed, Nico).

With the Velvet Underground

Various Cale appearances.


Hootenanny DVD

Cale on Jools Holland DVDs

Two live appearances on the BBC live music Later with Jools Holland program can be found on DVD:

Note: an appearance on the November 26, 1992 show circulates among traders.


Cale performing Frozen Warnings


Features in Nico/Icon, a documentary by Susanne Ofteringer. He performs Nico's song Frozen Warnings on piano in the last scene.

Originally released on VHS in 1995.


Charlie Rose

He appears on the Charlie Rose show on May 24, 1996 with director Mary Harron and professor Robert Rosenblum, discussing Andy Warhol:

First, Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and current member of Congress talks about politics in America and his relationship with Bob Dole. Then, New York Times film critic Janet Maslin, October Films managing executive Bingham Ray, and Newsweek magazine's, David Ansen discuss the recent Cannes film festival, which notably included the films Secrets and Lies and Kansas City. Finally, Mary Harron, writer and director of I Shot Andy Warhol, John Cale, a member of Velvet Underground, and Robert Rosenblum, a professor of fine arts at New York University, discuss the famous artist, Andy Warhol, who combined art with pop culture and continues to captivate America years after his death.


Rock 'n' Roll Heart

Lou Reed Documentary

Features in Rock 'n' Roll Heart, a documentary about Lou Reed, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Other interviewees include Patti Smith, David Bowie and Joe Dallesandro.

Originally released on VHS in 1998. The DVD of this documentary contains 15 extra minutes.


Punk: Attitude

Features in the Don Letts' documentary Punk: Attitude. First broadcasted on Channel 4 (UK). The documentary places the roots of punk in the sixties (The Velvet Underground, MC5, Stooges). Released as 2 discs set in 2005.

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