On October 1, 1974.

Fear

On October 1, 1974, “Island“ label released “Fear”, the fourth John Cale studio album. It was the first of three albums for “Island” label ,all of which were released in a period of just over a year. “Fear” was recorded in 1974, at the “Sound Techniques & Olympic Studios”, in London, and was produced by John Cale.

Personnel:

  • John Cale- bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, viola, lead vocals
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar, slide guitar
  • Fred Smith – drums
  • Eno- synthesizer, effects, executive producer
  • Archie Leggatt – bass
  • Michael Desmarais – drums
  • Richard Thompson- slide guitar
  • Bryn Haworth- slide guitar
  • Brian Turrington – bass
  • Irene Chanter – background vocals
  • Doreen Chanter- background vocals
  • Liza Strike – background vocals, girl’s choir
  • Judy Nylon- lead vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by John Cale

  1. Fear is a Man’s Best Friend
  2. Buffalo Ballet
  3. Barracuda
  4. Emily
  5. Ship of Fools
  6. Gun
  7. The Man Who Couldn’t Afford to Orgy
  8. You Know More Than I Know
  9. Momamma Scuba
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