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No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker

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In 1966, Scott Walker had a No. 1 hit with “The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.” More than 40 years later, his newest album features recordings of meat being punched. Yet through it all, his fans have remained passionate, and his critical reputation has soared. The recent film Scott Walker: 30 Century Man included praise from such stars as David Bowie, Radiohead, and Sting. Now acclaimed author Rob Young has assembled a long-overdue tribute to this influential, enigmatic artist.

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Overview

In 1966, Scott Walker had a No. 1 hit with “The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore.” More than 40 years later, his newest album features recordings of meat being punched. Yet through it all, his fans have remained passionate, and his critical reputation has soared. The recent film Scott Walker: 30 Century Man included praise from such stars as David Bowie, Radiohead, and Sting. Now acclaimed author Rob Young has assembled a long-overdue tribute to this influential, enigmatic artist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409102731
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Young is a former editor of the Wire magazine and is the author of Electric Eden:
Unearthing England's Visionary Music
.
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Table of Contents

This Is How You Disappear 1

Scott Walker: An Introduction Rob Young

The Hollow Men 27

The Walker Brothers: Take It Easy, Portrait, images Anthony Reynolds

Black Sheep Boy 51

Scott, Scott 2 Nina Power

Didn't Time Sound Sweet 59

Scott 3, Scott 4 Derek Walmsley

A Dandy In Aspic 75

Scott Sings Songs From His TV Series, 'Til The Band Comes In, The Moviegoer Ian Penman

Rootless Countrypolitan 139

Any Day Now, Stretch, We Had It All Amanda Petrusich

Extraordinary Renditions 147

The Walker Brothers: No Regrets, Lines, Nite Flights Biba Kopf

Isolation Row 161

Climate Of Hunter Damon Krukowski

The Significant Other 179

Tilt Brian Morton

Tilting At Windmills 195

Interview in The Wire, 1995 Richard Cook

Hiding In Plain Sight 203

Productions, Collaborations, Soundtracks David Stubbs

Against The Clock 219

Making The Drift Chris Sharp

Silence, Cooked Like Gold, In Charred Hands 225

The Drift David Toop

'Singing Is A Great Terror' 245

Transcript of interview with Scott Walker, 2006 Rob Young

Just A Man Singing 262

Scott Walker - 30 Century Man Stephen Kijak

Contributors 274

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