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Artist: Scott Walker

Postby Dylan on Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:44 pm

For those who care, I just read that he's signed to 4AD and is working on a new one.

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Postby chad on Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:51 pm

dylan, this is very exciting news. i like hearing not crap news.

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Postby Mayfair on Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:18 am

Mr. Engel is so not crap, he cold walk around covered in his own human waste and STILL be 'not crap'.

Scott Three and Four are close to perfect.

Yes, I think there is a mention of his new recording in Mojo this month. It is likened to 'Tilt'.
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Postby placeholder on Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:28 am

this is great news, especially if the new one is similar to tilt. there are very few records i like more than that one.

scott engel/pre-walker brothers stuff: CRAP
walker brothers: NOT CRAP, with moderate waffle factor
nite flights: very much NOT CRAP
scott 1-4, climate of hunter, tilt, pola x soundtrack: about as NOT CRAP as it gets

scott walker: NOT CRAP
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Postby Seaside Lounge on Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:59 am

Scott 1-4 have got me through some rough times.

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Postby aaron on Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:59 pm

i had actually never heard this before.

my god.

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Postby Angry_Dragon on Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:54 am

Scott 4 is NOT CRAP
What others are worth getting?
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:21 pm

i've TRIED to like Scott Walker...and while has moments that almost convince me, it has so many more that just give me the impression of what it would be like if a high school drama student made a record...mostly the music's pretty cool (and i like his instrumental stuff on the Pola X soundtrack) but when he starts singing i almost can't help but laugh or shudder...and if you would actually describe Scott Walker or Tilt to me, wrote it down on paper, i would think it was a great idea...i really think it SHOULD be good, but there's just something about it that keeps me from being able to like it...
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Postby placeholder on Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:41 pm

Angry_Dragon wrote:Scott 4 is NOT CRAP
What others are worth getting?


placeholder wrote:nite flights: very much NOT CRAP
scott 1-4, climate of hunter, tilt, pola x soundtrack: about as NOT CRAP as it gets


What I said up there. Tilt is my personal favorite, but you can't go wrong with any of the ones I named.
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Postby run joe, run on Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:50 pm

Not sure how I missed this one....Scott Walker is a titan, a total fucking titan. A demented, untouchable motherfucker.

What a fascinating journey he is on! From teen heart-throb through dark, Brel interpreting baroque balladeer to almost unclassifiable ambient remoteness, Scott is one of the gems, no?

I mean, The Walker Brothers reform and do a bunch of MOR schmaltz, and there, on the comeback record, is The Electrician?

My favourite is Scott 3, at a push. The arrangements shimmer and the characters from the songs hang around in your mind like ghosts.

She's a haunted house, and her windows are broken
And the sad young man's gone away....


You know, Eleanor Rigby has a statue of her in Liverpool. Big Louise just exists in the vapours of London somewhere. She's the real forgotten loner.

She stands all alone, you can hear her hum softly
From her fire escape in the sky....



I will always listen out for her.

Scott Walker: Not fucking crap. Long may he haunt.
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Postby Jeremy B on Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:31 am

Checked him out via recommendation from a good friend. Holy Fuck!

Awesome.

"Scott 4" what an amazing record.

The song "World's Strongest Man", made me choked up for the first time in awhile.

Salut Scott Walker & your brand of melancholy. Unlike anything I've ever heard.

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Postby nicholas on Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:55 am

I'm going to say it. Scott 4 is no great shakes. About one third great. Sure Seventh Seal is good, but that's mostly because it reminds me of how great the movie is. And The Old Man Is Back Again is pretty great. But the rest, I think it sounds like uninteresting Neil Diamond.

Scotts 1-3 all have great moments, most of which come when he sings Jacques Brel songs, but I don't like any of them all the way through. And while Farmer In The City is probably the best thing he's ever done, the rest of Tilt doesn't hold my interest at all.

SO

While a compilation could be assembled that makes a strong argument for supreme definate not crap status, the bulk of Scott Walker's material makes him only a very slight NOT CRAP in my opinion, and that's only because Jackie is very very good.
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Postby Mayfair on Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:04 am

... by the way, I have recently seen a lot of great old footage of Scott and the other Walker Brothers on youtube.com. It is a good search.
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Postby run joe, run on Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:17 pm

Mayfair wrote:... by the way, I have recently seen a lot of great old footage of Scott and the other Walker Brothers on youtube.com. It is a good search.


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Postby Mazec on Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:53 pm

I prefer the works of John Walker Lind.
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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:57 pm

I do not feel a huge personal connection with his work, but I believe that Scott Walker is a fascinating musician/artist.

He has a contributed a substantial, singular body of work, and he's not done yet.

Scott Walker is N/C
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Postby evolu on Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:23 pm

This is like asking if your Mum is crap or not.
Scott 4 gets my vote (Duchess and Worlds Strongest Man.....especially the slurpy cello's on the intro).

SW - Not fucking crap
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Postby Mayfair on Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:35 pm

evolu wrote:.
Scott 4 gets my vote (Duchess and Worlds Strongest Man.....especially the slurpy cello's on the intro).



...yeah, and "Old Man..."... such a hot bass line... that is Scott playing the bass, too! "Get Behind Me" also just soars!..."Hero Of The War" is pretty great, over-the-top lyrics and all.
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Postby run joe, run on Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:11 am

Mayfair wrote:
evolu wrote:.
Scott 4 gets my vote (Duchess and Worlds Strongest Man.....especially the slurpy cello's on the intro).



...yeah, and "Old Man..."... such a hot bass line... that is Scott playing the bass, too! "Get Behind Me" also just soars!..."Hero Of The War" is pretty great, over-the-top lyrics and all.


Scott playing bass? Really? I knew he was a bassist by trade, but I always thought that particular bassline was by Herbie Flowers.

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Postby run joe, run on Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:31 am

Scott Walker has a new album out in May, titled Drift.

He was interviewed on The Culture Show on BBC 4. It was weird, in that it seemed very normal.

A documentary has been made about him called 30 Century Man, which shows him working on Drift.

Someone has put the Culture Show segment on youtube.

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