Vintage Violence is the debut solo studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released on 25 March 1970 by Columbia Records. Cale and Lewis Merenstein produced the album. He also "thought the songs were simplistic". He pieced together a band to play on the album, and they named themselves Penguin.
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Well, then, suffice it to say that this is an important album, even though it takes a while to take hold. It stands up well next to such masterpieces as Astral Weeks, Jesse Winchester’s album, and - yes, I dare say it - Highway 61. It is a deeply moving personal statement by an artist who just doesn’t compromise in any direction and I believe that it is destined to become one of the most important albums of the past few years.
Artists John Cale Vintage Violence. Vintage Violence John Cale. This album has an average beat per minute of 120 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 70/172 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Vintage Violence.
Cale's work with the Velvets was purposefully rough and aurally challenging, but Vintage Violence is buffed to a smooth, satin finish, with Cale and his group sounding witty on tunes like "Adelaide" and "Cleo," pensive on "Amsterdam," and lushly orchestrated on "Big White Cloud.