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Scott Walker: Scott; Scott2; Scott3; Scott4; Boy Child (Fontana/Mercury)

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, August 2000

Scott’s first four post-Walker Brothers solo outings plus a revamped ‘best of’. Originally issued between 1967 and 1969. They got better but sold less and ...


Eric Burdon & Scott Engel: Scott Smarts After Burdon's JBJ Slamming

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, March 1966

AN INTENSE person, who is over sensitive to criticism of his work, I found Scott Engel (Walker) more than a little irked by Eric Burdon's ...

The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge et al: The Week's New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1966

Plenty of tips, including a new Stones. Many follow-ups which aren't marvellous, and some outsiders, including Percy Sledge and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds ...

Scott Walker: A Lot Of Pressures And A Personal Problem

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1966

SCOTT WALKER, for the first time, talks about the incident that ended in hospital ...

Scott Walker: Chaos For Scott

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, January 1967

SCOTT ENGEL, the man likely to be more miserable than most in 1967, was in the highest spirits when I found him at his apartment ...

The Walker Brothers: Why The Walker Brothers Split Up

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, May 1967

"I WANT to make it clear that it was not solely my decision to break up the Walker Brothers, but for the first time in ...

Scott Walker: Scott Keeps One Step Ahead

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, July 1967

AND SO the moving singer, having moved — moves on. Scott Walker is still one jump ahead of the fans in his pursuit of privacy. ...

Scott Walker Hides Away In A Gloom-World

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, September 1967

BIG LOUIE is the first person you meet when calling at the secluded terrace house, off London's Regent's Park — the latest home of Scott ...

Scott Walker: Scott 2 (Philips)

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1968

Scott's LP in depth ...

Scott Walker: I'm Going To Japan By Train

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, May 1968

IS SCOTT Walker a monster? This is his image among some of the pop fraternity. Is he a helpless innocent, buffeted by pitiless probings of ...

Scott Walker, The Herd: The Dome, Brighton

Live Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, June 1968

GREAT SCOTT! That's my immediate reaction after seeing and hearing Scott Walker break through the scream barrier last Friday evening at the Brighton Dome. The ...

Scott Walker: Scott His Own Worst Enemy

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 1969

SCOTT WALKER is a super talent who will probably never become a Super-Star because he will defeat himself or maybe more simply he will deliberately ...

Scott Walker: Scott 3

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1969

'It's Raining Today'; 'Copenhagen'; 'Rosemary'; 'Big Louise'; 'We Came Through'; 'Butterfly'; 'Two Ragged Soldiers'; '30 Century Man'; 'Winter Night'; 'Two Weeks Since You've Gone'; 'Sons ...

Scott Walker Comes In From The Cold

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1970

IN 1970 Scott Engel's career appeared to grind to a halt. He practically vanished from the scene. He seemed to be forgotten, discarded, after a ...

Walker Scott We Had It All

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, September 1974

WE HAD IT ALL is the country album Walker's been planning for sometime. And it's country the Walker way, sophisticated and on velvet. Del Newman ...

Scott Walker: No Regrets

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, February 1976

IT'S ONLY mid-afternoon, but the curtains are drawn and the lights are out. The room is in darkness and at first it looks empty. "Hi, ...

Scott Walker: Climate Of Hunter

Review by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, March 1984

So this is how he reappears... with a genuinely astonishing collection of the most terminal songs ever written. ...

Scott Walker: The Original God-Like Genius

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, March 1984

"I LIKE to watch people throw darts." ...

The Walker Brothers: After The Lights Go Out, Scott Walker: Boy Child

Review by Martin Aston, Q, September 1990

AT THE SUGGESTION of their drummer Gary Leeds, who'd just returned from backing PJ Proby, The Walker Brothers shifted camp from the US to the ...

Scott Walker: “That Francis Bacon, In-The-Face Whoops Factor...”

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, May 1995

TWENTY-TWO YEAR OLD Noel Scott Engel was on the run from Uncle Sam. He was fleeing from a country that would never connect with his ...

Scott Walker: Tilting at Wind

Interview by Richard Cook, Wire, May 1995

Scott Walker, perhaps the most enigmatic singer in recent times, has returned with his first recording since 1984. But is it a work of experimental ...

It Don't Come Easy: Scott Walker’s Five Easy Pieces (Universal)

Review by Mark Paytress, MOJO, 2004

Idiosyncratic. Inspired. Perplexing. Well, how else would you want your multi-disc "Godlike Genius" retrospective served? ...

Scott Walker: Classics and Collectibles

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2005

THE SCOTT WALKER of the '60s and '70s - of Classics and Collectibles - is all about tragic grandeur colliding with Easy Listening: Bergman movies ...

Scott Walker: An Interview

Interview by Graham Reid, Rock's Backpages, May 2006

NO ONE COULD accuse reclusive songwriter and singer Scott Walker of haste. In the time between Walker's last album Tilt and his latest The Drift, ...

Scott Walker: The Drift

Review by Brendan O'Keeffe, Rock's Backpages, Spring 2006

SCOTT WALKER, mid-'60s pop star turned cult artist, makes Steely Dan look prolific and is about as visible as Syd Barrett. Recluse or not, Walker's ...

Scott Walker

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, November 2008

In the sixties, he was part of the celebrated pop group the Walker Brothers – known as America's Beatles – but he rebelled against stardom ...

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

Press Release by Rob Young, 4AD Records, September 2012

Bish (n. sl.), bitchBosch, Hieronymous (c. 1450–1516), Dutch painterBish bosh (sl.), job done, sorted* ...

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