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John Cale: A Study in Contradiction

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 11 May 1981

ONSTAGE AND OFF, contradiction comes naturally to singer and songwriter John Cale. Within his music, forays into dissonance and contemplative mellifluousness have long been integral, often intertwined, components. In that contrast has rested the enticement: No matter which end was up, you could count on Cale's music to push and pull the emotional and physical strings.

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