London: Bloomsbury, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. Cardboard covers with paper mounted. SIGNED in black marker by Cale across front cover. Minor edgewear and bumping. Very good plus. Very good +. Item #24068
Cale's autobiography, from his childhood in 1940s Wales and early classical training to the conflict-ridden 1990s Velvet Underground reunion and the death of Sterling Morrison, to whom the book is dedicated. With Cale's recollections of John Cage, Aaron Copland, LaMonte Young, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, Nico, Betsey Johnson, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, et al., and his rewarding but supremely difficult artistic relationship with Lou Reed. Photographs throughout. Designed and illustrated by Dave McKean.