Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Scott Walker RIP Next

Scott Walker, the boundary-pushing artist who made his name as a member of ‘60s pop stars The Walker Brothers, has died aged 76 of cancer. After going solo Walker became infamous for his love of Jacques Brel, the iconoclastic Belgian chanson singer. Long before Marc Almond he sang Brel songs in English. On the Scott  solo albums, supposedly still aimed at his teen fan base, Walker sung Brel’s theatrical songs about venereal diseases, selling opium and laughing from the afterlife at his own funeral.
My Death (Jacques Brel)

Alone (Jacques Brel)

Amsterdam (Jacques Brel)

The impossible dream (Jacques Brel)

A short lived reunion of the Walker Brothers in 1975 yielded
No Regrets (UK hit 1976 peaked at No.7)

Influenced by Brel and film music his own compositions, became more and more cinematic.

Montague Terrace (in blue) 

Scott Walker retells Ingmar Bergman's 1957 masterpiece in just under 5 minutes.

The Seventh Seal From "Scott 4" (1969)

His later work became bleaker and more challenging:
Tilt


Obituaries & more:

 NYtimes

10 of his best songs










Friday, 22 March 2019

Surf in Peace, Dick Dale!


The guitarist Dick Dale, the pioneer of Surf Rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, has died aged 81 on March 16, 2019. He was treated for heart failure and kidney failure prior to his death. Another living legend surfed away last week.
Misirlou  (A famous traditional song from the Easter Mediterranean,
which became famous through his use in Tarantino's movie Pulp Fiction)

Nitro

Tribal Thunder (Live2011)

Live 2017!


Dick talks about his beginning

Obituaries:

The Guardian

The Independent



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