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Old 05-24-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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Scott Walker's(U2 adores him) new album

I haven't been here at ol Interference in ages, because I've been kidnapped by the music and online forums of Scott Walker. I was even a columnist here but Walker caused me to kind of flake on that.

Anyway, Walker, who by the way is THE GREATEST SINGER AND WRITER IN THE HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC, has just released his first album in over a decade, and only the 2nd in the last 25 years. Yeah, he's a reclusive- hermit- cult -hero but his new disc "The Drift" is unlike you HAVE OR EVER WILL HEAR!!! Trust me.

Just thought I'd mention it since U2 are(were) big fans of his! I mean "City of Blinding Lights" working title was "Scott Walker".

(There's also a documentary of him due out later this year called "30 Century Man", which follow him in the studio for the FIRST TIME EVER and conduct only his 3rd sit-down interview 32 years.)

Still love ya U2! Sorry I been gone so long!

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david gray is good.

What are scott walkers best songs ?
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thanks for clarifying that u2 adores him... no way i'd ever check out a band otherwise.
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Tried him.

Didn't like him.
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Tried him.

Didn't like him.
thats too bad....but i should mention where to start...cause Scott has 2 periods...his early "poppier" stuff from the late 60's and early to mid 70's and then his later avant-garde, experimental, mimimalist-drone, post rock, what-planet-is-this-from music.

Me, I started with 1995's ground-breaking masterpiece "Tilt". It forever altered my muscial consciene and utterly obliterated any prior and since notions of what music is. Might be a bad start for you though because I'm a little sick in the head, but it could change your life.

Or you could go the nautral route, and start with his early stuff and work your way up. But that could scare you too!!!

Or I could have the moderators remove this thread and we could forget the whole thing. Sometimes, myself and other Scott Walker fans like to keep his music to ourselves, because sometimes, no matter how much good word-of-mouth you spread, there are people who will just never get it. None of my friends do.
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thanks for clarifying that u2 adores him... no way i'd ever check out a band otherwise.
I see Thom Yorke is your pic thingy....yeah Radiohead adores Scott MORE THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE ON EARTH(cept for me maybe) and there also Scott walker favorite band in return.
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I've heard one of the tracks from the new album. Cant remember the title, got it from Insound's mp3 section. Anyways, it was quite interesting and dark sounding which I like....truthfully though I'm not a huge fan of his voice in it. This new album has certainly gotten a number of good reviews though, I have it written down on a list of things to look into.


EDIT: The song is 'Cossacks Are'.
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I've heard one of the tracks from the new album. Cant remember the title, got it from Insound's mp3 section. Anyways, it was quite interesting and dark sounding which I like....truthfully though I'm not a huge fan of his voice in it. This new album has certainly gotten a number of good reviews though, I have it written down on a list of things to look into.


EDIT: The song is 'Cossacks Are'.
Look, I'm only replying for your own good......DON'T LOOK INTO the NEW ALBUM. If you're not familiar with Scott...HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place to start. I'm suprised "Cossacks Are" didn't send you SPRINTING for mommy....("that's a nice suit...that's a swanky suit")..hehehe!
In fact, if this thread goes much further, I'll probably ask the mod to KILL IT!

Just seeing you say "truthfully though I'm not a huge fan of his voice in it" made me wish I had never posted this.

Taste is personal....but my friend, that man truly posseses the most gifted voice I've EVER heard. The richest, smoothest, bariton -croon that God EVER put his finger on. Though it's not as perfect(only the die-hards can tell though) as it used to be and his songs these days rarely contain anythiNg even remotely close to what you call "conventional melodies" it's still INCREDIBLE!

You want GORGEUOUS and INFECTIOUS melodies form Scott....go back to his early stuff...late 60's. Start with "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" from his Walker Brothers days. Then try songs like "Montague Terrace" "Jackie" "Such a Small Love" and "Rhymes of Goodbye".

This is the best advice I can give probably.
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Good lord, I wish I never replied.
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Coming back here was a mistake...

or at least mentioning music other than U2 was.

Forgive my transgressions.
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WOW!
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fact is, linking him to u2 pretty much kills any interest i would have had in listening to him.

then mofo came in and half-heartedly recommended him, so that kinda piqued my interest.

then you came back and jumped all over him for wanting to try out the album that you called "unlike you HAVE OR EVER WILL HEAR!!!"

wtf?

so now we're back to u2's recommendation, which isn't really a ringing endorsement in my books.
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Coming back here was a mistake...

or at least mentioning music other than U2 was.

Forgive my transgressions.
The only mistakes were not having a clue as to whom your audiece here is, and to not spend a second reading what they actually wrote before flipping out. I'm a marginal U2 fan at best, and listen to about 3 of their songs in a month's period on average. Most people here in this section of Interference are on average the same, it's a section for music OTHER than U2. I was trying to actually contribute something to the conversation about the album and you jumped all over my back for saying I didn't love the guy's voice. I never even said I disliked it, I just said I wasn't a huge fan of it on that one song. You have absolutely no clue what kind of music I like, nor do you have any right to jump down someone's throat because they have differing tastes. I actually said I'm interested in the album and more or less liked the one song I've heard and you gave me crap for it.

Weak, extremely weak.
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Really, LastEdgeOnEarth, there was absolutely no need to respond to u2popmofo like that. Especially when he showed some interest in the topic. Maybe you SHOULD ask a mod to close this thread.

PS: Referring to singers as being touched by god is never a good idea either.
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fact is, linking him to u2 pretty much kills any interest i would have had in listening to him.

then mofo came in and half-heartedly recommended him, so that kinda piqued my interest.

then you came back and jumped all over him for wanting to try out the album that you called "unlike you HAVE OR EVER WILL HEAR!!!"

wtf?

so now we're back to u2's recommendation, which isn't really a ringing endorsement in my books.

Wow, that's a pretty nice summary of my experience with this thread, lol.

All the capital letters kind of put me off, too.

That said, I'm going to check him out simply because I'm fascinated by the fact that he's been around so long and I don't know anything about him and u2popmofo's opinion carries a lot of weight in here. And he didn't say anything even remotely negative so LastEdgeOnEarth you might consider chilling a bit.

Sorry, just saw GibsonGirl's post--didn't mean to beat a dead horse.
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