Honi Soit (album)
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Cover art by Andy Warhol
|Studio album by John Cale|
|Recorded||CBS Studios, East 30th St. & Media Sound, New York City, United States|
|Producer||Mike Thorne, John Cale|
|John Cale chronology|
|Singles from Honi Soit|
Andy Warhol suggested the album should be called John and Yoko, and provided the cover art, in black and white, but against Warhol's wishes Cale colorized it. In a tongue-in-cheek allusion to the song "Fighter Pilot", the credits on the sleeve give each of the musicians a mock military aviation role, with Cale described as "flight surgeon". The album's title is an abbreviation of the phrase ″Honi soit qui mal y pense″ (French: "shame upon him who thinks evil of it"), the motto of the British Order of the Garter.
All tracks composed by John Cale; except where indicated
- Side A
- "Dead or Alive"
- "Strange Times in Casablanca"
- "Fighter Pilot"
- "Wilson Joliet"
- "Streets of Laredo" (Traditional)
- Side B
- "Honi Soit (La Première Leçon de Français)"
- "Russian Roulette"
- "Magic & Lies"
- John Cale – lead vocals ("flight surgeon"), guitar, keyboards, viola
- John Gatchell – trumpet
- Jim Goodwin – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals ("gunner")
- Peter Muny – bass guitar, backing vocals ("wing and prop")
- Robert Medici – drums, backing vocals ("navigator")
- Sturgis Nikides – guitar, backing vocals ("hellcat")
- Bomberettes (members of Mo-dettes) – backing vocals on "Fighter Pilot"
- Mike Thorne - producer ("computer processing")
- Harvey Goldberg – recording, mixing
- Carl Beatty – engineering
- Harold Tarowsky – assistant engineering
- Jane Friedman - management ("propaganda")
- John Vogel - graphic design
- Andy Warhol - cover concept
- Fred Lorey - photography
- Warren Frank - "flight engineer"
- Louis Tropia - "logistics"
Thank you "Michael Leon and A&M Records"
- Cale, John; Bockris, Victor (1999). What's Welsh for Zen. London: Bloomsbury. p. 196. ISBN 0 7475 3668 6.
- nb : The spelling of the word "Honi" is old French, it would nowadays be spelt "Honni".
- Cale, John; Bockris, Victor (1999). What's Welsh for Zen. London: Bloomsbury. p. 197. ISBN 0 7475 3668 6.
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