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

John Cale on screen


John Cale

B&W/colour. 60 min

Director: James Marsh (1998)

This documentary is a portrait of his life and times. It won a BAFTA award.

Filmed in Garnant, Wales, New York and Rotterdam. Interviews with Lou Reed, Chris Spedding, Victor Bockris, La Monte Young, Billy Name, Chris Morrison, and Ed Wubbe.

Cale talks througout the documentary with music journalist Victor Bockris. They were working on What's Welsh For Zen at the time.

Cale's parents

Interesting behind the scenes material rehearsing with Ice Nine for the world premiere of Dance Music in Rotterdam, Fall 1997.

Contains live footage of Heartbreak Hotel - filmed at Rockpalast, Essen, Germany, October 14, 1984; Ship of Fools and Memphis at The Knitting Factory, New York, USA 1997.

The house where John Cale was born

Released on DVD in 2006 as John Cale: An Exploration of His Life and Music.

© 1999- Hans Werksman