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John Cale: The Academy In Peril (Reprise)

Mark Williams, Melody Maker, 7 October 1972

WITH THIS album, John Cale continues to present a tantalising artistic persona, defying critical attempts to put his work into any concrete perspective. Vintage Violence was a "song" album shrouded in elusiveness, a work of Hitchcockean mysterioso quality, while Church Of Anthrax was an intriguing essay with Terry Riley into a borderline area where classical avant garde meets rock music.

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