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John Cale: Music For A New Society (Ze/Passport)

Richard C. Walls, Creem, May 1983

MY STEREO has a slight leak. If you turn the power on and leave the radio and record player off you can hear, very faintly, one or two uninvited radio stations trying to come thru. When the radio's on it goes away, but when you play a record the leakage continues, tho usually unnoticed — it's a little irritating to hear a few bars of '1999''s gamboling rhythm filling in the spaces of some artfully constructed piano solo, but more often it's just an indistinguishable sound, a twittering, a barely heard and spectral voice living in the spaces of some of my slower, quieter records.

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