What's Welsh for Zen: Autobiography of John Cale

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9780747543831: What's Welsh for Zen: Autobiography of John Cale

An account of the artist's life, which considers his childhood in Wales, his experiences in London, and his formation of The Velvet Underground with Lou Reed, as well as the later years, during which he produced albums for other artists, and established a solo career.

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John Cale has led an extraordinary, often hilarious life at the cutting edge. A volatile personality, an innovative thinker and an expressive storyteller, he has wrestled with drugs, alcohol, and fame, yet is now at the peak of health and artistic achievement. He lives in New York City.

Victor Bockris, a veteran chronicler of the Beats and the Factory, has worked closely with Cale to produce what will undoubtedly become one of the most vivid and revealing insights into the heart of the rock world.

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"Cale's story is remarkable and unmatched in rock history." -- Melody Maker

"Painfully illuminating reading...Beautifully written and imaginatively designed." -- Wired

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Book Description Random/Bloomsbury, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. This is a very good copy of the deluxe limited edition in a special tan card box with a color plate tipped-on to the front cover. Contains 272 loose acetate sheets. Illustrated in black & white. Co-author Victor Bockris. Does not appear to be signed. Limited edition of 1000 copies. 13" high X 9.5" wide. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. Bookseller Inventory # 005783

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Book Description Bloomsbury, London, U.K., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. McKEAN, DAVE (illustrator). 1st Edition. HB - Signed & Numbered Ltd. Edition # 313 of 1000 - This Special Boxed Edition contains 272 loose-leaved pages, with many black & white photographs and original illustrations and 12 pages of full colour. - A biography of John Cale, who whilst under the tutelage of Aaron Copland in New York, fell in with the artistic avant-garde and went on to form the Velvet Underground with Lou Reed. After leaving the band in 1968, Cale went on to pursue a career as a solo pianist, record producer and composer. - Designed & Illustrated by Dave McKean. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 005709

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