John Cale Digs Tarnation

Patti Smith, the Stooges...will Cale produce Tarnation?

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."