Artificial Intelligence (John Cale album)

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Artificial Intelligence
Studio album by John Cale
Released 6 September 1985
Recorded Strongroom Studios, London
Length 42:07
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer John Cale
John Cale chronology
John Cale Comes Alive (live)
Artificial Intelligence
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (live 1979)
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Review scores
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Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Artificial Intelligence is a 1985 album by John Cale. It was originally titled "Black Rose", the title and some changes to the tracks delayed the album being released for five weeks, early test pressings have the title "Black Rose". Having produced Nico's Camera Obscura, Cale recorded this album at Strongroom Studios with her backing band, The Faction, with the addition of a couple of additional musicians. Following the chaotic period during which the album (and the previous two) were recorded, John and Risé's daughter Eden was born, which promptly caused Cale to kick his addictions to alcohol and cocaine, and to temporarily abandon rock/pop records and band performances in favor of other projects (until 1996's Walking on Locusts).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Cale and Larry Sloman, except "Everytime The Dogs Bark" & "Vigilante Lover" by John Cale, Larry Sloman, David Young

Side A

  1. "Everytime The Dogs Bark" – 4:17
  2. "Dying On The Vine" – 5:18
  3. "The Sleeper" – 5:53
  4. "Vigilante Lover" – 4:27
  5. "Chinese Takeaway (Hong Kong 1997)" – 3:44

Side B

  1. "Song Of The Valley" – 5:06
  2. "Fadeaway Tomorrow" – 3:25
  3. "Black Rose" – 4:58
  4. "Satellite Walk" – 4:58


"Dying On The Vine" b/w "Everytime The Dogs Bark" 7" & 12" UK 1985.

"Satellite Walk"(remix) b/w "Dying On The Vine" / "Crash Course In Harmonics" 12" UK & Germany 1985.


  • John Cale : bass, guitar, keyboards, viola
  • Graham Dowdall : percussion
  • Gill O'Donovan : background vocals
  • Susie O'List : background vocals
  • David Young : guitar, associate producer
  • James Young : keyboards


Recorded at Strongroom Studios, London, UK. Recorded by Alan Jakoby and Phil Bodger. Mixed by Phil Bodger