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John Cale On World Cafe | November 14, 2012

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Legendary songwriter and producer John Cale is back with Shifty Adventures in Nookie World, his 15th solo album and first since 2005. Cale shape-shifts often throughout the record, channeling a discotheque in the Danger Mouse-produced "I Wanna Talk 2 U," picking an acoustic guitar throughout "Living With You" and venturing into folklore in "Sandman (Flying Dutchman)." Post-punk, hip-hop and everything in between comes into play at one point or another.

This versatility is natural coming from Cale, who has explored dozens of genres over the course of his long career. The Welsh composer and multi-instrumentalist co-founded The Velvet Underground in 1965 with Lou Reed, collaborated with Brian Eno and Terry Riley, produced landmark albums by The Stooges, The Modern Lovers and Patti Smith, was a protégé of classical composer Aaron Copland, and is now an officer of the Order of the British Empire. After a hiatus, Cale began writing songs on an Akai electronic drum, resulting in the heavily electronic Shifty Adventures in Nookie World. On this installment of World Cafe, Cale performs tracks from the new album and discusses the record with host David Dye. (link)

Playlist

HOUR 1

Todd Rundgren "Can’t Stop Running" Nearly Human
RNDM "Modern Times" Acts
Anders Osborne "When Will I See You Again" Black Eye Galaxy
((John Cale "Face to Sky" Recorded Live at the World Cafe))
John Cale "December Rain" Recorded Live at the World Cafe
John Cale "Face To The Sky" Recorded Live at the World Cafe
John Cale "I Wanna Talk 2 You" Recorded Live at the World Cafe
John Cale "The Hanging" Recorded Live at the World Cafe
((John Cale "December Rains" Recorded Live at the World Cafe))
Velvet Underground "Sunday Morning" The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Black Keys "Little Black Submarines" El Camino
Passion Pit "Carried Away" Gossamer
((John Cale "Pablo Picasso" Helen of Troy))

HOUR 2

Talking Heads "Swamp" Speaking in Tongues
Patterson Hood "Leaving Time" Heat Lighting Rumbles in the Distance
Tom Petty "You Don’t Know How it Feels" Wildflowers
Gary Clark Jr. "Ain’t Messin’ Around" Blak and Blu
Dwight Yoakam "A Heart Like Mine (edit)" 3 Pears
Dawes "If I Wanted Someone" Nothing Is Wrong
((The Velvet Underground "Pale Blue Eyes" The Velvet Underground))
Dr. Dog "That Old Black Hole" Be The Void
Conor Oberst "Sausalito" Conor Oberst
A.C. Newman "Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns" Shut Down The Streets
Peter Gabriel "Diy" Peter Gabriel II
((The xx "Heart Skipped a Beat" XX))
World Party "Vanity Fair" Egyptology
Tame Impala "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" Lonerism
Minus The Bear "Steel And Blood" Infinity Overhead
Bell x1 "The Great Defector" Blue Lights on the Runway
((RJD2 "Tin Flower" The Colossus))