Tag: John Cale

Rufus Thomas

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Rufus Thomas, “Walking the Dog”

“His music … brought a great deal of joy to the world, but his personality brought even more, conveying a message of grit,...

Book Reviews, Books

With Nothing On My Lips But “Hallelujah”

Being a  meditation on the occasion of Alan Light’s new book The Holy or the Broken. Even Leonard Cohen is getting sick of...

AM Gold: 1978

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 68

That's a wrap on AM Gold: 1978, friends. That means we have just one more year of Time-Life treasures to explore before our little...

Music, Popdose, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: Imaginary Bond Movie Edition

In this week’s AM Gold roundtable, I dared to speak ill of Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme for “Goldfinger.” My...

AM Gold: 1963

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 8

And just like that, 1963 is in our rear-view mirrors. But before we speed ahead to '64 let's fire up the old transistor radio and check out...


Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… John Cale

Welshman of sorts, person of course, Godfather of Punk, erstwhile Velvet and renegade classicist; John Cale is full of surprises, and you...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Brian Eno and John Cale, “Wrong Way Up”

There was an odd cultural moment about twenty years ago when veterans of the 1970s rock avant-garde started showing up in an unexpected...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: 7/2/10

This week's Friday Mixtape features tracks from Catherine Wheel, Trashcan Sinatras, Matthew Sweet and many more!...


Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Lou Reed/John Cale, “Songs for Drella”

It's been 20 years since Lou Reed and John Cale set aside their differences to pay tribute to their former manager, Andy Warhol. Matthew...


Disturbing Discs, Music

The Most Disturbing Halloween EVER!: John Cale

That’s right, folks, the most disturbing Halloween EVER! From now until Halloween, the Popdose staff are going to be thumbing through...


Music, Unsolicited Career Advice

Unsolicited Career Advice for… Jandek

To know the unknowable is one of the great pursuits of sentient beings everywhere.  Has been for as long as there’s been sentient...


Lo-Fi Mojo, Music

Lo-Fi Mojo: Proto-Little Feat

The original Lowell George-led Little Feat had a string of classic albums in the 1970s, from their self-titled debut on through...