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Scott Walker, In Five Easy Pieces (2003)

Scott Walker, In Five Easy Pieces (2003)

...only time I saw Scott Walker I burst out laughing. It was the mid-60s and... ...hits radio doesn't appear to know of them) and Scott Walker, who possessed a golden syrup baritone,... ...Fire Escape in the Sky: The Godlike Genius of Scott Walker. But I suspect Cope's flaky reputation, an... ...As Marc Almond says, "There is only one Scott Walker, the rest of us can just watch from the...

SCOTT WALKER INTERVIEWED (2006). Loneliness is a cloak you wear

SCOTT WALKER INTERVIEWED (2006). Loneliness is a cloak you wear

...could accuse reclusive songwriter and singer Scott Walker of haste. In the time between Walker's last... ...five-CD retrospective (amusingly entitled Scott Walker In Five Easy Pieces) came with admiring quotes... ...up his subject neatly: "There is only one Scott Walker, the rest of us can just watch from the... ...than you do in the sense that, 'Oh, this is Scott Walker and he's a famous recluse.'? I've always... ...Julian Cope album was 'the godlike genius of Scott Walker'. Did that actually make your life difficult,...

Jacques Brel, Infiniment (2004 compilation)

Jacques Brel, Infiniment (2004 compilation)

...have been covered by the likes of David Bowie, Scott Walker, Ute Lemper, Judy Collins and Nina Simone. The...

Various Artists: The Hal David and Burt Bacharach Songbook (EMI)

Various Artists: The Hal David and Burt Bacharach Songbook (EMI)

...men . . ." But Gene McDaniels sounds like Scott Walker on the moody and orchestrated Another Tear...

Sean Rowe: Magic (Anti)

Sean Rowe: Magic (Anti)

Because of the nature of his burred baritone -- and these profound and emotionally deep songs -- it would be wrong to say this debut by New York singer-songwriter Rowe is "exciting". That mi

Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson (LightintheAttic/Rhythmethod)

Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson (LightintheAttic/Rhythmethod)

...seductive and inventive music and the likes of Scott Walker, Placebo, Jarvis Cocker, Beck and others all...

The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of Understatement (Domino)

The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of Understatement (Domino)

...in UK reviews to Scott Walker with regard to this album tweaked my interest... ...this one stands as a fine cult item. Much like Scott Walker albums, I...

Lotus Mason: Lotus Mason (Glowb)

Lotus Mason: Lotus Mason (Glowb)

...voice has drawn favourable comparisons with Scott Walker and Bowie at his peak in the late Seventies....

Clinic: Visitations (Domino/EMI)

Clinic: Visitations (Domino/EMI)

...from Liverpool, this is their fourth album, Scott Walker picked them for the Meltdown Festival he...

Various: Next Brel (Barclay)

Various: Next Brel (Barclay)

...dozens of musicians down the decades, notably Scott Walker, Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, Dusty Springfield...

Richard Hawley: Lady's Bridge (Mute) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

Richard Hawley: Lady's Bridge (Mute) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

...at various times brings to mind Morrissey, Scott Walker, Roy Orbison and others with rich, dark and...

JACQUES BREL PROFILED: Seasons in, and out of, the sun

JACQUES BREL PROFILED: Seasons in, and out of, the sun

...have been covered by the likes of David Bowie, Scott Walker, Ute Lemper, Judy Collins and Nina Simone. The...

Various Artists: Late Night Tales; Midlake (LateNightTales/Southbound)

Various Artists: Late Night Tales; Midlake (LateNightTales/Southbound)

...some different names alongside the familar (Scott Walker, Steeleye Span, Bjork, Beach House, The Band)....

Solomon King: Happy Again (1968)

Solomon King: Happy Again (1968)

Solomon King -- not to be confused with the equally enormous late Solomon Burke -- was something of a one-hit wonder when his big voiced ballad She Wears My Ring went racing up the charts in the UK in

Beirut; The Flying Club Cup BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

Beirut; The Flying Club Cup BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

...indie Anglopop, French chanson, nods to Scott Walker, hints of Spanish or mariachi music, snippets...

Ute Lemper: The Best of Ute Lemper (Decca)

Ute Lemper: The Best of Ute Lemper (Decca)

...by this woman so admired by Tom Waits, Bowie, Scott Walker, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and many others who...

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch (4AD)

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch (4AD)

...about, but rather less listened to. Put Scott Walker at the top of that list. This is only his... ...you just have to flee. Whatever you make of Scott Walker here's an ironclad guarantee about this album....

Scott Walker + Sun O))): Soused (4AD)

Scott Walker + Sun O))): Soused (4AD)

...Walker's setting a breathless pace these days: it was...

PULP REISSUED (2012): Portrait of the Jarvis as a young knobhead

PULP REISSUED (2012): Portrait of the Jarvis as a young knobhead

...to take the European stylings of balladeer Scott Walker (on I Want You, Being Followed Home, They...

THE SHARP SARACENO AND THE MYSTERIOUS MARKETTS: Tales from the farce side

THE SHARP SARACENO AND THE MYSTERIOUS MARKETTS: Tales from the farce side

...bands made up of other players. (The young Scott Walker, second from the right, was in one version...

Filthy Boy: Smile That Won't Go Down (Shock)

Filthy Boy: Smile That Won't Go Down (Shock)

...smarts all over it – Jimmy Jammies is Scott Walker cabaret, the spirits of Jarvis Cocker and Nick...

Julian Cope: Revolutionary Suicide (Head Heritage/Southbound)

Julian Cope: Revolutionary Suicide (Head Heritage/Southbound)

...early on an advocate for the rediscovery of Scott Walker, has produced books on Britain and Europe's...

PETER GABRIEL, THE SOLO FLIGHT 1985-2011: Into another world

PETER GABRIEL, THE SOLO FLIGHT 1985-2011: Into another world

...Darkness plumb depths that only the likes of Scott Walker (or Trent Reznor, who did some remixes) would...

Sarah Blasko: As Day Follows Night (Universal)

Sarah Blasko: As Day Follows Night (Universal)

...in the league of Greta Garbo, Howard Hughes or Scott Walker. Still, we mustn't judge artists by their...

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2012: THE EDITOR'S TOP 40

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2012: THE EDITOR'S TOP 40

...wit. (For Elsewhere's original review go here) Scott Walker; Bish Bosch: Contemporary art music is what...

Brendan Perry: Ark (Cooking Vinyl)

Brendan Perry: Ark (Cooking Vinyl)

...remote quality. Delivering like a less aloof Scott Walker, Perry keeps his dark -- but sometimes soaring...

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2012: READERS' CHOICES

THE BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2012: READERS' CHOICES

...to really appreciate it of course. Graham Scott Walker: Bish Bosch. Because it is not a retread of...

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Kelly Sherrod and James Duncan of Punches

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Kelly Sherrod and James Duncan of Punches

...Bryars - The Sinking of the TitanicScott Walker - The Old man's Back Again, just because its... ...Alison Krauss, Bee Gees….JAMES: Scott Walker - A side of meat The three films you'd insist...

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2009 St Vincent:Actor (4AD)

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2009 St Vincent:Actor (4AD)

...and you might like to add to the mix recent Scott Walker, mad Stevie Nicks and raiding "special...

Mr Lee Grant: Tabatha Twitchit (1968)

Mr Lee Grant: Tabatha Twitchit (1968)

...and nor did he have an emotional range like Scott Walker or Roy Orbison. Because he came up through the...

WILLIS EARL BEAL INTERVIEWED (2013): The reluctant Nobody who knows

WILLIS EARL BEAL INTERVIEWED (2013): The reluctant Nobody who knows

...I also like [actor/director] Vincent Gallo, Scott Walker, Cat Power, Iggy Pop . . . so many different...

These New Puritans: Fields of Reeds (Infectious)

These New Puritans: Fields of Reeds (Infectious)

...analysis where your reference points might be Scott Walker around Tilt, experimental contemporary chamber...

Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (2000)

Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (2000)

...Romantic, Rancid on the 57-second Punk Love, Scott Walker for the gorgeous Parades Go By, the Residents...

David Bowie: The Next Day (Sony)

David Bowie: The Next Day (Sony)

...and the poetic spirit and vocal style of Scott Walker adopted (to much so perhaps?) for the gloomy...

Tim Hollier: Full Fathoms Five (1968)

Tim Hollier: Full Fathoms Five (1968)

...and Tim Buckley with the orchestral nuances of Scott Walker". That's pretty high praise and this...

TERENCE REIS INTERVIEWED (2014): Going strait to the heart of Mark Knopfler

TERENCE REIS INTERVIEWED (2014): Going strait to the heart of Mark Knopfler

...Oldfield and appeared on albums by Suede and Scott Walker; and the other keyboardist Paddy Milner...

THE BARGAIN BUY - David Bowie: Heroes/Lodger

THE BARGAIN BUY - David Bowie: Heroes/Lodger

...African Night Flight which owed a debt to Scott Walker's Nite Flight, and Yassassin); throws off epic...

David Sylvian: Gone to Earth (1986)

David Sylvian: Gone to Earth (1986)

...behind Sylvian's languid vocals (akin to Scott Walker in places) and tracks like the atmospheric and... ...A kindred spirirt with Eno, Robert Wyatt, Scott Walker, Fripp, Ryuchi Sakamoto, German electronica...

John Rowles: If I Only Had Time (Universal)

John Rowles: If I Only Had Time (Universal)

...Norrie Paramor) invite serious comparison with Scott Walker. And Don't Take Her She's All I Got --...

Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow (Unspk)

Lawrence Arabia: The Sparrow (Unspk)

...that references to the European sounds of Scott Walker and Serge Gainsbourg, whom Milne says he was...

BLAIR JOLLANDS INTERVIEWED (2004): Kiwi expat under a watchful eye

BLAIR JOLLANDS INTERVIEWED (2004): Kiwi expat under a watchful eye

...style as "the illegitimate child of Scott Walker and Jim Morrison with a bit of Desi Arnez and...

Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World (Unspk)

Antony and the Johnsons: Cut the World (Unspk)

...outre show on Friday night in Auckland), Scott Walker, Dudley Benson and many others -- who exist...

Various Artists: Got No Chains; The Songs of the Walkabouts (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

Various Artists: Got No Chains; The Songs of the Walkabouts (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

The Walkabouts have -- for 25 years -- been the vehicle for songwriter Chris Eckman (see here) and Carla Torgerson who have been mainstays in a band with a revloving door membership. Some might push t

DAVID GATES INTERVIEWED (2003): Not in it for the Bread

DAVID GATES INTERVIEWED (2003): Not in it for the Bread

Here's something not many fans of soft-rock singer David Gates -- formerly the songwriter and voice behind Bread -- will know. When he was a much younger man he wrote and produced some material with o

UTE LEMPER INTERVIEWED (2010): The fearless angel comes treading

UTE LEMPER INTERVIEWED (2010): The fearless angel comes treading

Ute Lemper – the foremost interpreter of Weimar cabaret songs and the music of Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill and Edith Piaf – doesn't pull her punches. With no prompting at all after she mentio

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Sony CD/DVD)

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Sony CD/DVD)

“We have a fire on stage. If there’s any firemen in the area . . . “ This isn’t an announcement you hear too often at rock festivals -- but nothing was beyond possibility at th

Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian/Rhythmethod)

Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian/Rhythmethod)

With a lovely, sympathetic production by Richard Swift -- sort of budget-priced Phil Spector -- and melodies which swell with Fifties and Sixties pop-romanticism, this is one of those album (like Swif

Leonard Cohen: Because of (2004)

Leonard Cohen: Because of (2004)

The equation seems simple: Leonard Cohen the self-described "ladies man" + women + bed = But of course nothing is ever quite that straightforward with a Jewish Zen Buddhist poet-cum-singer a

L/O/N/G: American Primitive (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

L/O/N/G: American Primitive (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

Those with passion for edgy alt.country and Neil Young in vinegary acoustic-rock mode need only know Chris Eckman (the Walkabouts, the innovative Sahara blues-influenced band Dirt Music) is one of tho

Various artists: Deep in a Dream (Stomp/Rhythmethod)

Various artists: Deep in a Dream (Stomp/Rhythmethod)

At some time in the mid Nineties I spent an afternoon in Melbourne talking with David McComb, the former singer-songwriter with the Triffids then Blackeyed Susans. He was as intelligent as I had expec

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2011 Rumer: Seasons of My Soul (Atlantic)

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2011 Rumer: Seasons of My Soul (Atlantic)

There are a lot of wonderful new soul singers around these days -- Mayer Hawthorne, Adele, etc -- and any number of artists who have you reaching for a historical reference in the same territory (Dust

RUMER INTERVIEWED (2011): Thankful, and slowing it right down

RUMER INTERVIEWED (2011): Thankful, and slowing it right down

With her debut album Seasons of My Soul; the British singer Rumer has delivered an album destined for many 2011 Best of the Year lists come December. For Rumer – born Sarah Joyce in Pakistan 30

Chris Eckman: The Last Side of the Mountain (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

Chris Eckman: The Last Side of the Mountain (Glitterhouse/Yellow Eye)

Eckman has been one of the cornerstones of the long-running and very credible alt.country outfit the Walkabouts, has released solo albums, and been a member of the ever-evolving Willard Grant Conspira

Richard Swift: Dressed Up For the Letdown (Secretly Canadian) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

Richard Swift: Dressed Up For the Letdown (Secretly Canadian) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2007

The previous album by this Californian singer-songwriter -- actually a double disc collection of his previously released singles and EPs -- made an appearance on Elsewhere many months ago and I hailed

The Triffids and Guests: It's Raining Pleasure (Madman DVD)

The Triffids and Guests: It's Raining Pleasure (Madman DVD)

Elsewhere recently noted the tribute CD to David McComb of the Australian band the Triffids who died in February 1999. That all-star concert released as Deep in a Dream was to help raise funds to comp

The Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw (Beggars Banquet)

The Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw (Beggars Banquet)

Tindersticks frontman Stuart A Staples -- whose solo album Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04 is excellent -- has a rich and soulful baritone which someone said recently reminded them of a more louche and bra

BURT BACHARACH IN 1995: The slow rehabilitation

BURT BACHARACH IN 1995: The slow rehabilitation

Mainstream pop culture has witnessed some peculiar pairings, none more so than when Noel Gallagher, mastermind and songwriter behind the Britrock band Oasis, climbed on stage in London recently to per

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2008: Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (SubPop/Rhythmethod)

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2008: Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (SubPop/Rhythmethod)

With its references to late 60s folk-rock, baroque pop flourishes, close harmonies, art-rock progressions and the jigsaw-puzzle of arrangements for voices and a small array of instruments (all deploye

Bierut: The Rip Tide (Pompeii)

Bierut: The Rip Tide (Pompeii)

Within the very bland cover - despite the gold impressed lettering -- lies the typically colourful, romantic sound which we have to come associate with Zach Condon and his associates who bring accordi

Francoise Hardy: La Pluie Sans Parapluie (Virgin)

Francoise Hardy: La Pluie Sans Parapluie (Virgin)

At first glance this might just seem to be one for those who knew the title meant "Rain Without an Umbrella" or just want a bit of that breathy chanteuse mood music for dinner parties. But i

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2011 Tom Waits: Bad As Me (Anti)

BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2011 Tom Waits: Bad As Me (Anti)

At the end of the local edition of this exceptional album -- Tom Waits' first studio album in seven years -- there is a disconcerting litany of images entitled with seeming certainty After You Die, bu

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (Light in the Attic)

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (Light in the Attic)

Sex sells. It certainly sells the idea of maturity when former popettes decide to ditch the little sister look and get into barely-there leathers. Adults of course find this tasteless and the kids bei

LEONARD COHEN PROFILED: Life of a ladies' man

LEONARD COHEN PROFILED: Life of a ladies' man

Even the writer Pico Iyer, who knows him better than most, concedes Leonard Cohen – so melancholy he used to be referred to as “a one man Joy Division” – presents a problem. &q