For John Cale’s 80th birthday, let’s look at covers of his solo music and of the band he co-founded with Lou Reed: The Velvet Underground, as well as one of his own covers. (65 minutes)



Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy
Sweet Jane Sweet 4:10 New York Connection Velvet Underground 3
All Tomorrow’s Parties Simple Minds 3:33 Neon Lights Velvet Underground 6
Femme Fatale Susanna Hoffs 4:31 Bright Lights Velvet Underground 8
Close Watch Agnes Obel 3:58 Philharmonics John Cale
Sunday Morning Billy Bragg & Courtney Barnett 2:53 RocKwiz: Sunday Morning Velvet Underground 8
Fear Is A Man’s Best Friend Billy Bragg 2:33 Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg John Cale
Buffalo Ballet Bria 3:34 Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 - EP John Cale
I’m Not The Loving Kind Mark Lanegan 3:08 Imitations John Cale 2
Antarctica Starts Here Okkervil River 2:43 Golden Opportunities mixtape John Cale
Who Loves The Sun Kasabian 2:27 Acoustics Sessions OuiFM - Special Covers 2009 Velvet Underground 4
I’ll Be Your Mirror Jennifer Jason Leigh 2:48 Georgia Velvet Underground 4
What Goes On? Chris Difford 3:02 1969 Key to Change Velvet Underground
Venus In Furs Eye & I 5:40 Stanley, Son Of Theodore: Yet Another Alternative Sampler Velvet Underground 5
Pale Blue Eyes Joe Henry 5:44 Crossing Jordan Velvet Underground 5
Hallelujah John Cale 5:18 Fragments Of A Rainy Season Leonard Cohen 40