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Download links and information about Fear by John Cale. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 40:43 minutes.

Artist: John Cale
Release date: 1974
Genre: Rock, Punk, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 9
Duration: 40:43
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No. Title Length
1. Fear Is a Man's Best Friend 3:52
2. Buffalo Ballet 3:28
3. Barracuda 3:47
4. Emily 4:22
5. Ship of Fools 4:37
6. Gun 8:04
7. The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy 4:34
8. You Know Me More Than I Know 3:35
9. Momamma Scuba 4:24



The intentionally disturbing songs on John Cale’s Fear marked a turning point in the ex-Velvet Underground member’s long and fruitful career. This 1974 album re-introduced him as a singer/songwriter fascinated with mayhem and madness, capable of unleashing blood-curdling screams and instrumental freak-outs. Cale infuses tunes like “Fear is a Man’s Best Friend” and the extended jam “Gun” with a film noir-like sense of violence, drawing upon such luminaries as Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno for support. The lulling synthesizer waves in “Emily” mask the sinister undercurrents swirling below its gentle surface. Fear often displays considerable rock muscle, with the convulsive “Momamma Scuba” boasting no less than three slide guitarists (including Manzanera and Richard Thompson). No matter how crazed the proceedings get, Cale remains the consummate artiste, able to keep the tracks from descending into sloppiness. Fear remains a highpoint for its fresh, visceral attack and finely twisted sense of humor.