Collection of pieces on enigmatic genius Scott Walker.
Scott Walker has travelled from teen idol to the outer limits of music. From 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More' reaching no.1 through to recordings of meat being punched on his last album, The Drift, he somehow seems to have reached a passionate and committed fan base and his impeccable critical reputation as a serious and uncompromising musician has never been under question.
The recent film, 30th Century Man, had a litany of stars queuing up to praise Walker: the likes of David Bowie, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead, Johnny Marr and Sting. But despite this, in forty years of music, there has yet to be a serious book on Scott Walker.
This collection put together by Rob Young of The Wire magazine features a handful of previously published articles and newly commissioned pieces, largely drawn from the orbit of The Wire's writers including Ian Penman, Chris Bohn and Rob Young.
About the Author
Rob Young is a former editor of The Wire magazine and is the author of Electric Eden: Unearthing England's Visionary Music.
|This Is How You Disappear||p. 1|
|Scott Walker: An Introduction|
|The Hollow Men||p. 27|
|The Walker Brothers: Take It Easy, Portrait, images|
|Black Sheep Boy||p. 51|
|Scott, Scott 2|
|Didn't Time Sound Sweet||p. 59|
|Scott 3, Scott 4|
|A Dandy In Aspic||p. 75|
|Scott Sings Songs From His TV Series, 'Til The Band Comes In, The Moviegoer|
|Rootless Countrypolitan||p. 139|
|Any Day Now, Stretch, We Had It All|
|Extraordinary Renditions||p. 147|
|The Walker Brothers: No Regrets, Lines, Nite Flights|
|Isolation Row||p. 161|
|Climate Of Hunter|
|The Significant Other||p. 179|
|Tilting At Windmills||p. 195|
|Interview in The Wire, 1995|
|Hiding In Plain Sight||p. 203|
|Productions, Collaborations, Soundtracks|
|Against The Clock||p. 219|
|Making The Drift|
|Silence, Cooked Like Gold, In Charred Hands||p. 225|
|'Singing Is A Great Terror'||p. 245|
|Transcript of interview with Scott Walker, 2006|
|Just A Man Singing||p. 262|
|Scott Walker - 30 Century Man|
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Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 15.8 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.51