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


Vox Continental

Organs, keyboards, pianos & synthesizers

At the age of seven, he was signed up for classical piano lessons.

"The course required me to take four examinations per year and after a while I started to do well. I realized that playing music gave me a stronger sense of who I was."

He starts playing the organ - a Rushworth and Draper instrument - in the local church in Garnant at the age of twelve. The organist is impressed with his aptitude, but is even more interested in trying to jerk off young Cale. He did not like growing up in highly religious environment:

"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."

Sustaining a single note on the jammed keyboard of an electronic organ to create a powerful drone can drive the uninitiated stark raving mad.

© 1999- Hans Werksman