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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
Hit Parader NOVEMBER 1974 - by Staff Writers
JOHN CALE/NICO/ENO IN RAINBOW CONCERT
An incredible concert took place at London's Rainbow Theatre on Saturday, June 1, 1974. With the assistance of Island Records' A&R chief Richard Williams (who recently signed Nico to that label), Island artists Kevin Ayers, Eno, John Cale and Nico all took part in a concert. The concert was recorded and will be titled (what else?) June 1, 1974. One side of the LP will be all Kevin Ayers - the other side will be the others. Included will be Eno's amazing version of Driving Me Backwards, with Robert Wyatt supplying percussion, Kevin Ayers on bass, and John Cale on violin.
Nico sang Deutschland Uber Alles (not recorded), and a version of Jim Morrison's The End which will be on the LP. Cale did Buffalo Ballet from his forthcoming LP (that one produced in association with Eno and Phil Manzanera), as well as a menacing version of Heartbreak Hotel, singing the Presley standard at half-speed, appearing as if he would explode any minute. Eno also performs his great Baby's On Fire. Kevin Ayers' contribution to the LP will be May I, Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes, Two Goes Into Four and Everybody's Sometimes And Some people's All The Time Blues. The evening was originally to have been videotaped but wasn't; there is no word yet as to when the LP will be available in the States.