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Old 02-05-2006, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was listening to Scott IV earlier today.

Forgot how much I like that album.Everybody should go listen to The Worlds Strongest Man, Hero Of The War and the The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo Stalinist Regime).

Perfect Sunday listening , I need to get more of his stuff really.

Random fact - In the early 90s Radiohead had a song with the working title 'Our Scott Walker Song' .... It was Creep.
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just downloaded The Drift. Weird-ass album. Dense and will take quite a few listens to really get to the bottom of.
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Scott Walker is fantastic. his early stuff like Scott 3 and his modern stuff like Tilt are so different but are both so amazingly awesome. Man needs more love.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think I went through a phase of mentioning Scott Walker at least once per day around here for about year or something like that. I haven't listened to him extenstively for quite a while, but I'm sure another Scott Walker Day isn't too far off from me now.

I do love freaking people out with this tune;


^ One of the most chilling pieces of music I've ever heard, especially when that cello kicks in around about 1:25.
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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A few years ago I went to a Marc Bolan/T. Rex 30th anniversary tribute concert during which a singer named David Driver covered Scott Walker's "The War Is Over (Sleepers-Epilogue)". He introduced it as being a song by "the best singer and songwriter you may not know". This was the first Walker song I heard and it made such an impact on me (if not on others in the audience, it seemed). Soon after that concert I bought Scott 3, Scott 4 and 'Til The Band Comes In and was captivated by his otherworldly croon and quality of his songwriting.





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Old 10-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ He's quite a crooner, like you say, Liz.

Scott Walker's music isn't my style. It sounds like easy listening music to me, and all the songs are blending together in my mind now that I've heard the four you posted. Plus, the lyrics sound very mushy and simple.

I am interested, though, in reading more of Scott Walker's lyrics, because Wikipedia makes me curious about his writing technique: "Walker has spoken about his lyrical technique; he compares his technique of assembling images that are sometimes seemingly disparate from each other and unconnected into short blocks of text to that of 'a general, assembling troops on the battlefield."

His songs sound so unlike the military that this description of his writing technique surprised me!

An aside: when I started reading your post I got all excited, thinking maybe you were going to talk about Marc Bolan and T.Rex! I would have loved to see the Marc Bolan/T.Rex tribute concert if they played T.Rex songs. Marc Bolan's music is so pleasantly quirky and feels so delightfully devious, while Scott Walker's music seems so straight-forward and conventional to me.

Plus, there's just something about Marc Bolan's appearance that fascinates me. He seems so pretty and natural and comfortable in his own skin, and unafraid to be different. I think I'm going to go post about him in the hot male musicians thread!

Scott Walker, meanwhile, looks like my brother. I get brother cooties listening to him.

Scott Walker - Looks like Erica's Brother



Marc Bolan - Looks like YUMMMM!

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Erica, I'm sorry I gave you 'brother cooties' by way of Scott Walker. Actually Scott looks very much like my father, who had a clean-cut 'mainstream' appearance (oh no - 'father cooties'!).

I think Marc Bolan is very attractive also -- he started out as a male model, I believe.

More later...working late this evening...but had to pop in here, of course!
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Erica, I'm sorry I gave you 'brother cooties' by way of Scott Walker. Actually Scott looks very much like my father, who had a clean-cut 'mainstream' appearance (oh no - 'father cooties'!).
Oh...I actually don't have father cooties, Liz! I am unashamed to say that when my dad was a young man, he was SUPER HOT!!!!!!!!! Even just last week, a nurse said to me, "Has anyone ever told you, your dad looks like Paul Newman?" I said, "Yes! It's true! I've always thought that!"

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Really? Marc Bolan was a male model? I didn't know that.

"Also" as in "you and I both think Marc Bolan is attractive," or "also" as in "Scott Walker is attractive and Marc Bolan is also." I'm assuming you don't get "father cooties" from Scott!

But back to Scott's music: is it his voice that you like, or the lyrics, or the overall feeling of the songs? Or the fact that his voice comes from his hot "looks like my father" body!
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I love Bish Bosh. Any other fans out there?
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