Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Larry R. Epke | Richton Park, IL United States | 04/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just to make a point, this is not an album of new material. It is a collection of songs from the "Fear," "Slow Dazzle" and "Helen of Troy" albums (plus "Mary Lou"). It has some terrific things on it, including the title track and "Leaving It Up to You" with its reference to Sharon Tate, and an anguished version of "Heartbreak Hotel" which makes one realize the meaning of the words, if they're taken seriously. But if you like the hard-rocking Cale, the three original albums are all good ones."
Exhilarating, Phenomenal rock and roll
email@example.com | Pagosa Springs, CO. | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is very hard to explain. This, in my opinion, is by far some of the hardest rocking music ever recorded. From the title track "Guts" to "Pablo Picasso", John Cale elicits your emotions and emplores you to listen. I had the wonderful experience to see John perform this CD live in the late 70's as he was touring the bar circuit in Texas. It was just as unbelievable, live. Hard driving lyrics and mega sound mark this CD. I recommend this to any Rock and Roll enthusiast."
Art Rock/Hard Rock
Ralph Quirino | Keswick, Ontario Canada | 07/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"By the time Cale ended up recording for Island, the label had already established itself as a leader in avant garde rock and pop (thanks to such U.K. signings as Roxy Music, King Crimson, The Strawbs, Traffic, Nick Drake and John Martyn). Cale seemed to fit right in and the label wasted no time in setting the ex-Velvet Undergrounder with top-notch players like Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (who turns in remarkable guitar pyrotechnics on this album) and Phil Collins (long before he turned into an Adult Contemporary mainstay). Guts is Cale's brightest Island release; its power growing stronger through the decades thanks to hard-edged performances filled with anger, thought, hooks and imagination. Yes, this is thinking-person's rock and roll. No, it won't alienate fans of either Roxy Music or the Velvets. Superb!"