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Explore the life and works of influential rock and roll legend John Cale in this documentary that follows the founding member of The Velvert Underground from his early days as a promising classical musician through his groundbreaking collaborations with Lou Reed and later status as one of the most prolific producers in modern music. An avant-garde icon who continued to thrive even after The Velvet Underground's demise, Cale would go on to score such films as Andy Warhol's Something Wild and American Psycho in addition to producing albums for Iggy Pop, Squeeze, and Patti Smith. Now fans can hear about Cale's career in the artists own words as he travels to his hometown of Garnant, Wales to offer a guided tour of childhood haunts, and reflect on his fateful move to New York City in the turbulent 1960s. An additional interview with longtime collaborator Reed as well as archival footage of the pair performing in The Velvet Underground offers a comprehensive view of the man who continues to inspire musicians seeking to break new ground and leave a lasting mark on the world of rock and roll. .
  • Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
  • Run Time: 59min.
  • DVD Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Director(s): James Marsh
  • Keywords: career, musician

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