Bait and switch! You’ve been praying to see John Cale, Nick Cave and Chrissie Hynde form a trio, and here they are all on one stage, but dammit only one of them plays. Gaw Shucks! I’d like to find out what forces brought those three into orbit and how the rests of the evenings festivities went. But that’s for another day. In the meantime John Cale hammering his piano through Fear is good enough. It was Nick Cave who took John Cale to task for having a ‘lack of humor’ in his work. Good point, Cale’s records aren’t the fount of hilarity that Cave’s are. But you can’t accuse him of lacking zest. While he oft sounds graveyard somber on record he performs, if not exactly humorously, but with a previously unsuspected sense of absurd vitality. Yeah, he really gets into it.