The infamous producer and moody raconteur John Cale (Patti
Smith, Stooges, Modern Lovers, Nico) will wind his mysterious way up to San
Francisco to meet with Paula Frazer, the fetching lead singer of the 4AD band
Tarnation. Someone slipped Cale a tape of Tarnation's debut album, Gentle
Creatures, and he was intrigued if not downright smitten, and wants to
with Frazer and the band about producing their next album. Meanwhile Cale is
off to Japan for several performances this month including a club date at an
event being billed as "Factory '96."