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Sheila Klein
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11-14-81

Post by Sheila Klein » 25 Feb 2021 19:18

I've been listening to a portion of a John Cale set dated November 14, 1981. According to Hans Werkman's site that show took place in New York, at a venue listed alternately on his site as "Stillwend Club" and "Stillwend Clube." I can find no trace of either name as having existed in New York, and wonder whether it was situated somewhere other than there, or that show was in New York, but at a venue of a different name.

That's not the only odd piece of documentation on this show. Werkman lists the show as a band performance, even including the band member's names, but the setlist he gives (which matches the audio fragment that I have) are straight out of Cale's solo repertoire, and the songs I have are solo.

https://werksman.home.xs4all.nl/cale/bo ... 14_ny.html

Werkman's site is generally quite accurate, but something doesn't add up here. Clarifying info gratefully received.

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Post by Sheila Klein » 26 Feb 2021 03:02

That helps a lot, by showing that the venue name as I'd had it was misspelled. Googling the correct spelling, Stillwende, turns up enough hits to show that it was indeed a real place -- brief-lived, best known under its previous name of Tier 3, but real all the same.

Much appreciated!

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Post by threechordwonder » 26 Feb 2021 11:04

Ron Schmitt's gigography of Cale is also a useful cross-reference - https://www.schmitt-hall-studios.com/ro ... graphy.htm and features the correct spelling of Stillwende.

Good yarn from walkonvu though, I enjoyed that.

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