Vintage Violence is the debut solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released on 25 March 1970 by Columbia Records. Cale and Lewis Merenstein produced the album. He also "thought the songs were simplistic". He pieced together a band to play on the album, and they named themselves Penguin.
Producer – John Cale, Lewis Merenstein. Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar – John Cale. Written-By – G. Jeffreys (tracks: B5), J. Cale (tracks: A1 to B4). Notes. Initial pressing with heavy cardboard sleeve and red 360 Sound labels. Vintage Violence (CD, Album, RE, RP). Columbia, Columbia.
Vintage Violence lacks the maniacal intensity of Cale’s later output, but on its own merits, it’s a beguiling work that insinuates rather than screams. Vintage Violence John Cale. Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale made his bow as a solo artist with 1970’s Vintage Violence, an eclectic and unexpectedly subdued art-rock offering. Those hoping for feedback-drenched freakouts and wailing celebrations of decadence were instead treated to a brace of thoughtfully poetic, even genteel tunes. After years of working in the shadow of Velvets leader Lou Reed, Cale loosened up and explored the full range of his songwriting talents in these tracks.
Vintage Violence, 2001. Gideon's Bible, 03:20.
Artists John Cale Vintage Violence. This album has an average beat per minute of 120 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 70/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Vintage Violence.
Vintage Violence is a joyful little debut album from the Velvet nd John Cale. It might not be his most experimental 35 minutes of material but you'll probably be too busy swept by these great tunes to notice that! star songs: Gideon's Bible (3:21) Ghost Story (3:46). star songs: Hello There (2:44) Adelaide (2:19) Cleo (2:33) Charlemagne (4:59) Bring It On Up (2:22) Amsterdam (3:12) Fairweather Friend (2:29). star songs: Big White Cloud (3:29) Please (4:17). Ex Velvet Underground man.
John Cale had the strongest avant-garde credentials of anyone in the Velvet Underground, but he was also the Velvet whose solo career was the least strongly defined by his work with the band, and his first solo album, Vintage Violence, certainly bears this out. While the banshee howls of Cale's viola and the percussive stab of his keyboard parts were his signature sounds on The Velvet Underground and Nico and White Light/White Heat, Cale's first solo album, 1970's Vintage Violence, was a startlingly user-friendly piece of mature, intelligent pop whose great failing may have been.
vintage violence, john cale vintage violence Vintage Violence is the debut studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released in March 1970 by record label Columbia.