PAL/Region 2. This documentary on the influential avant-garde artist, a founding member of American rock outfit the Velvet Underground.. Although a classically trained artist, John was seduced by the New York music scene of the 1960s, which ultimately led him to a place in the band and music history. However, creative differences with fellow band mate Lou Reed in part caused Cale to leave the band and pursue a solo career. Since then, he has composed film scores and produced albums for prominent artists such as Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, and Squeeze. This documentary features an exclusive interview with Lou Reed, plus archive footage of the Velvet Underground. Warner. 2007.