John Cale Is 70
One week after his former bandmate Lou Reed turned 70, the great John Cale reaches that same pinnacle. As is the case with Reed, there is too much Cale to choose from. (And I’m certainly not going to go with his cover of “Hallelujah,” because enough with anyone apart from Leonard Cohen singing that song.) Anyway, here’s one from his collaboration with Brian Eno. And, as a bonus below, a track with Hector Zazou and Suzanne Vega that somehow always calms and happifies. Many happy returns.