John Cale

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1990 (The 1991 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Paris 1919 (1973)

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Will John Cale be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


5 comments so far (post your own)

If Reed get's in (as a solo act) Cale deserves to be in....

Posted by Darn Floor on Friday, 12.11.09 @ 11:26am

Agreed. Reed deserves a solo induction, but Cale has arguably had a richer, more innovative, and more influential solo career. That string of early solo albums (Vintage Violence, Paris 1919, Fear, Slow Dazzle) was truly remarkable. When one listens to them today, they sound truly ahead of their time.

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 18:13pm

So true, and I'd also add The Academy in Peril to that list. It completely escaped my attention that Cale, with such a strong discography, has no representation in the Album Project. That's worth addressing this year. He's also someone who I'd strongly support in Projected.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 01.7.15 @ 23:44pm

It should also be mentioned that John has an extensive resume as a producer for other artists including Nico, The Stooges, Squeeze, Patti Smith, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and Happy Mondays.

Posted by Zechariah on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 02:43am

^^That post reminds me of a great show that I was lucky enough to see in a club environment some time back in the 90s. It was John Cale opening for the Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux and longtime Banshees drummer Budgie). Instead of a break between the two acts Siouxsie and Budgie joined Cale on stage for a three song collaboration that transitioned into the Creatures' set. I remember one of the songs was a cover of "Pablo Picasso", the Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers song that Cale produced.

I've also seen David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails do the same type of blendover set transition. In both cases it was a lot of fun to see two iconic artists performing together for a few minutes.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 05:07am

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