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John Cale

The Velvet Underground combined youthful anger, with an avant-garde sensibility. John Cale continues to create challenging, even bleak music, but does that reflect the man himself?

Stephen Sackur speaks to John Cale, a founding member of the Velvet underground, and a solo artist and producer. In the checkered history of rock and roll, there have been relatively few artists who have managed to create a genuinely new, even revolutionary, sound. The Velvet Underground achieved just that in mid-sixties New York - combining youthful anger, musical creativity, with an avant-garde art sensibility. Today John Cale continues to experiment with new sounds. To many, his music is challenging, even bleak, but is that a reflection of the man himself?

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 21 Apr 2016 19:30GMT


Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest John Cale