Label: Columbia - CK 65935,Legacy - CK 65935 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Country Rock, Art Rock
· 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, 's Vintage Violence, was a startlingly user-friendly piece of mature, intelligent pop whose great failing may have been being a shade too sophisticated for radio/10().
The cover of the album features Cale with his face obscured by a glass mask over a nylon stocking, which he would later cite in his autobiography as symbolic of the content of the record: "You're not really seeing the personality". Release. Vintage Violence was .
The debut solo LP by The Velvet Underground’s electric viola player John Cale, Vintage Violence is a deeply personal singer-songwriter album by an artist reflecting on his life, experiences, and the “people that know him well ” Though the album received mixed reviews upon release, it has since become a cult classic and one of Cale’s most beloved works.
The CD reissue includes a nearly identical version of “Fairweather Friend” and the droning viola piece “Wall,” which some critics have mused brings the disc full circle through Cale’s musical world. Vintage Violence is an important work, for reasons very different than I first imagined. It establishes John Cale as a new and vital.
· Vintage Violence is the debut solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released on 25 March by Columbia Records. Cale and Lewis Merenstein produced the album.
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