Thursday, February 24, 2011

John Cale Sings Myfanwy

The above YouTube shows John Cale singing a pared-down, de-kitsched version of Myfanwy and, in the process, getting back to his Cymric roots. It demonstrates that even a traditional Welsh hymn can acquire a certain coolness when sung by a former member of the Velvet Underground. This live performance was recorded in 1992 for Heno, a TV programme on S4C. Wonder if they have any more gems like this in their archive?

*Thanks to Gari Melville for the tip.