Wednesday, November 28, 2012
John Cale at BAM, playing Paris 1919. Heck yeah I'd go to see that. One of the things that the CD format changed was the idea of the "perfect" album, a a great set song for song with meticulous production values, beautifully played and sung, and sequenced so that every moment is exquisitely timed for peak emotional and aesthetic enjoyment. The perfect album was not necessarily something that the greatest artists produced-- the polished quality of the perfect album was, in some ways, an artistic dead end. What remained for Linda Rondsadt after Heart Like A Wheel, for example? Paris 1919 is an oddity for Cale, and it is a lovely little thing that would be fun to see performed live.