Scott Walker: Brother beyond
Guardian (UK) - about 5 years
He made his name as a crooner with the Walker Brothers, then disappeared. Back with a new avant-garde album, Scott Walker says the darkness has always been there Whatever happened to the great 20th-century crooner Scott Walker? Simple really. He disappeared, had any number of breakdowns, or one long one, and returned as a great 21st-century, avant garde composer. Today David Bowie, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Julian Cope, the great innovators in contemporary music, line up to proclaim the genius of Scott Walker. But back in the 1960s, his currency was romance, not complexity. His deep velvet baritone belied his youth. As the lead singer with the Walker Brothers, he enjoyed a number of melancholy hits with songs such as The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore, My Ship Is Coming In, No Regrets. Nobody did aching love quite like Scott Walker. There was always more to the Walker Brothers than appeared at first sight – they weren't called Walker, weren't brothers, and however much t...
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