October 2nd, 2012
Episode 420 of 731 episodes
On this week's All Songs Considered the former founding member of The Velvet Underground talks about his latest solo album and shares some of this favorite songs by other artists.Few artists have had careers as long, as distinguished or revered as John Cale's. A founding member of experimental rock pioneers The Velvet Underground, Cale has spent nearly a half-century as an vanguard musician in drone, rock, and classical. He's known in part for producing seminal works by other artists, such as The Stooges, Patti Smith, and The Modern Lovers. But Cale has also had a prolific solo career. He's just released his 15th solo album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. On this edition of All Songs Considered he talks about the new record, and shares some of his favorite songs by other artists, including Miles Davis and The Isley Brothers. Cale also reveals a few surprises, including the parallels he sees between minimalist music and Hip-Hop.Miles DavisArtist: Miles DavisAlbum: Kind of BlueSong: Freddie FreeloaderThe Beach BoysArtist: The Beach BoysAlbum: Forever Beach BoysSong: In My RoomJohn CaleArtist: John CaleAlbum: Shifty Adventures in Nookie WoodSong: Face to the SkySnoop DoggArtist: Snoop DoggAlbum: R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The MasterpieceSong: Drop It Like It's HotJohn CaleArtist: John CaleAlbum: Shifty Adventures in Nookie WoodSong: Nookie WoodThe Isley BrothersArtist: The Isley BrothersAlbum: The Essential Isley BrothersSong: Harvest for the WorldThe Velvet UndergroundArtist: The Velvet UndergroundAlbum: Velvet Underground & Nico [Deluxe Edition]Song: The Black Angel's Death SongThe Velvet Underground & NicoArtist: The Velvet Underground & NicoAlbum: The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th Anniversary Box SetSong: Melody LaughterNote: This is an excerpt from the upcoming 45th anniversary box set of The Velvet Underground & Nico.