Velvet Underground's John Cale on 1977 Chicken Beheading
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Sydney Festival
John Cale has been directly involved in some of the most seminal moments in late 20th-century music. As a foundation member of the legendary New York band The Velvet Underground, the producer of The Stooges' first album, composer of avant garde and experimental music, pioneer of drone and important solo artist, he has created some of the most influential sounds and techniques in modern music. He has worked with artists such as Brian Eno, Patti Smith, Nick Drake, Siouxie Sioux and the Happy Mondays.Here, in a relaxed keynote address to the Sydney Festival, he opens his photo album and shares the intimate stories of "someone who spent his time trying to f**k up sounds".