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John Cale - Mercenaries album

John Cale - Mercenaries album
Performer: John Cale
Genre: Rock
Title: Mercenaries
FLAC album size: 1189
Style: Alternative Rock, Avantgarde
Released: 1980

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The A-Side is an abbreviated studio alternative to the concert version of the same song opening the 1979 "Sabotage/Live" album, pitting the ex-Velvet Underground viola player against the insidious threat of Commie infiltration, from "the dirty old Belgian Congo" to ground zero Moscow. Given a choice of allies between the combined military might of the Free World or John Cale, I'll take the guy in the hard hat playing guitar, every time.

John Cale ‎– Mercenaries. Label: Spy Records Ltd. ‎– SPY 007, . Inc. A-side label: ℗ 1979 . B-side label: ℗ 1980 . Note: The sleeve lists Mercenaries as being the same live version from the Sabotage album but it is actually a studio version exclusive to this single.

Mercenaries (John Cale). 7 years ago 7 years ago. pop electro. Another cover song from my archives that needed to be remixed. Original by John Cale from the amazing "Sabotage" album, from which I already covered "Captain Hook". Most of the music done with Prophet 08, including the beats. john cale analog prophet08 moog.

Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. Mercenaries (Ready for War) (1980). Rosegarden Funeral of Sores. was covered in. Rosegarden Funeral of Sores by Bauhaus (1980).

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Sabotage/Live is a live album by John Cale. It was recorded at CBGB, New York on 16 June 1979, and released by SPY Records in December 1979. It was later reissued on CD by A&M Records Canada, and reissued again in the UK by Diesel Motor Records. NME said of the band, "What they lack in finesse they make up for with a remorseless drive that equally befits Cale's cold-blooded, gut-churning music of fear – but puts the weight on the gut-churning

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Mercenaries (Ready for War) Lyrics. Mercenaries are usless, disunited, unfaithful They have nothing more to keep them in a battle Other than a meager wage Which is just about enough to make them wanna kill for you But never enough to make them wanna die for ya. I'm just another soldier boy I'm just another soldier boy Looking for work Looking for work Looking for work.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Mercenaries (Ready For War)
Bass, Vocals – Peter MunyDrums, Vocals – Robert MediciEngineer – Don Hunerberg*Lead Guitar – Sturgis NikidesOrgan [Hammond], Keyboards, Vocals – Joe Bidwell*Vocals – DeerfranceVocals, Organ, Guitar – John Cale
B Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores
Drum Machine [Rhythm Machine] – Michael Mason*Mixed By – Roddy Hui*Recorded By – Michael Mason*Vocals, Bass, Piano [Wurlitzer] – John Cale

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – I.R.S., Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – I.R.S., Inc.
  • Published By – UnderCover Music
  • Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.


  • Design [Sleeve] – John Vogel
  • Executive-Producer – Jane Friedman
  • Photography By [Back Photo] – Hugh Brown
  • Producer – John Cale
  • Written-By – John Cale



Written on side B: 'Vocal distortion intended'

Back sleeve: © 1980 I.R.S., Inc.
A-side label: ℗ 1979 I.R.S., Inc.
B-side label: ℗ 1980 I.R.S., Inc.

Note: The sleeve lists Mercenaries as being the same live version from the Sabotage album but it is actually a studio version exclusive to this single.
It has not been re released since the master tapes have been lost!

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): IR-09008-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): IR-09008-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, hand-etched): AM IR-09008-A S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, hand-etched): AM IR 09008-B S3

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