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2 August 2022
No retirement for the 80-year old JOHN CALE.
He has a new single out (following the 2020 piece Lazy Day).
NIGHT CRAWLING was written with his time in the 1970s
New York City with David Bowie in mind. It’s a synth trippy
and chilling reflection.
Cale about Bowie: “There was this period around mid-late ’70s when David and I would run into each other in NY. There was plenty of talk about getting some work done but of course we’d end up running the streets, sometimes until we couldn’t keep a thought in our heads, let alone actually get a song together! One night we managed to meet up for a benefit concert where I taught him a viola part so we could perform together. When I wrote ‘Night Crawling,’ it was a reflective moment of particular times. That kind of NYC that held art in its grip, strong enough to keep it safe and dangerous enough to keep it interesting. I always figured we’d have another go at the two of us recording together, this time without the interference of being perpetually off our heads! The thing about creating music is the ability to divine a thought or feeling even when reality says it’s a logical impossibility.”
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