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3.17 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Outta the Bag (3:54)
2. Foraride (3:56)
3. Brotherman (3:32)
4. Satisfied (3:54)
5. In a Flood (4:54)
6. Hush (3:26)
7. Gravel Drive (4:24)
8. Perfect (3:21)
9. Sold-Motel (4:53)
10. Woman (5:07)
11. Wasteland (4:11)
12. Turn the Lights On (3:47)
13. Mailman (The Lying Song) (4:05)


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Line-up / Musicians

Dustin Boyer Guitar, Vocals (bckgr)
John Cale Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Viola, Vocals, Producer, Liner Notes, Drum Programming
Mark Deffenbaugh Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica
Herb Graham, Jr. Bass, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Drum Programming
Michael Jerome Drums, Vocals (bckgr)
John Krovoza Cello
David Levita Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric)

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Astralwerks 2005
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JOHN CALE Black Acetate ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(10%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars Last to time (2009.12) John Cale studio album starts as rock'n'roll album. Rock'n'roll in a sense of post Velvets sound: acoustic guitars, raw and dirty music of post-punk era. But very soon music changes to more eclectic mixture: heavily based on acoustic guitar rhythms, album is full of vintage synth sounds and effects.

Some dark romantics is mixed with decadence psychedelic loops. All album is melodic, rock - fuelled, acoustic but synth scented, with some guitar solos, brewed in vintage rock-n-roll spirit. You can feel VU roots as well as characteristic Cale post-punk decadence atmosphere (read - Lou Reed or middle period David Bowie).

And if as often Cale aesthetic ( or better - anti aesthetic) is placed far from progressive music, as often again common techniques and atmosphere is some art-rock related.

This album, easy accessible one, isn't one of Cale experimental/minimalistic work he is known by in progressive circles. Only partially related with prog music, this album is still quite good listening for many fans.

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