Friday, November 23, 2012


Scott Walker, Actually Noel Scott Egel was born in Ohio in 1943. If you are of a certain age, you might have heard of his early incarnation as a member of the classic mid 60's English Pop Group, The Walker Brothers. They were a very interesting group, perfect pop harmonies, Scott was the classic balladeer baritone. Nobody did aching love like Scott. But even then, they had hints of a very different sensibility.  Since his early fame, Scott disappeared and reappeared a number of times, and in the 1990's, reinvented himself as an avant garde composer acclaimed by the more renowned artists like Bowie and Brian Eno, Julian Cope and Jarvis Cocker. But Walker was always a man apart. His work demands your emotional involvement. On December 3, he will release his 14th solo recording since the break up of the Walker Brothers in the mid 60's titled Bish Bosch. This is the first release, Epizootics.
Would I sit down and listen to Bish Bosch for hours on end? Even Mr. Walker would be the first to tell you that if you tried, you would probably end up dead. 

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