JOHN CALE - Caribbean Sunset (1983) for Rex
New Wave, Art Rock
John Cale: vocals, keyborads, guitar
Brian Eno : A.M.S. pitch changer
Andy Heermans : bass, vocals
Dave Lichtenstein : drums & boobams
Dave Young : guitar, vocals
Producer: John Cale/Executive producer: John Cale/Associate producer: Tome Roberts at Right Track Recording, NYC/Associate engineers: Tim "Thilby" Crich and David Schectesson/Engineer on Magazines: Andy Heermans for Planet Sound/Design: Rob O'Connor/Cover photo: Risé Cale
01 Hungry For Love
02 Experiment Number 1
03 Model Beirut Recital
04 Caribbean Sunset
05 Praetorian Underground
07 Where There's A Will
08 The Hunt
09 Villa Albani
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"The Weekend at Bernie's cover and '80s instrumentation suggest that Caribbean Sunset is a pop album, but this impulse is undermined at every turn by the messy performances and dreadful, non-existant production. Apparently all of these songs were recorded in one take - on "Experiment Number 1" Cale actually shouts out the chords as the band scrambles with the changes - and the music suffers as a result. Cale's passionate vocals are intense and often erratic, but the songs themselves are so weak that his fervor seems strange and misplaced."
"Best Cale "covert" album. Although the sound is very...specific, there are great tunes as "Model beirut recital", "Magazines", "Hungry For Love" and wonderful title track. Really great!!!"
"This may be John Cale's worst album. Very cheesy songs with no vision (a first for him). Skip this one."
very short Biography:
John Davies Cale (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his work in rock music, particularly as a founding member of the Velvet Underground, and he has worked in a variety of styles over the years.