BCB 100 - Scott Walker

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BCB 100 - Scott Walker

Postby geoffcowgill » 21 Jun 2006, 15:52

I've just got Scott 3. Don't see quite what the fuss is about, but it's at least interesting in theory. The one song that really stands out on that for me is "Rosemary".

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Re: BCB 100 - Scott Walker

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2006, 15:55

geoffcowgill wrote:I've just got Scott 3. Don't see quite what the fuss is about


Stop right there.

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Postby Jeemo » 21 Jun 2006, 16:00

Where to start.


Dont listen to Matt "Ears of Cloth" Wilson :P

Favourite Song - Could be one of many, I'll go for

The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo Stalinist Regime)


Album - Scott 4
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Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2006, 16:09

Actually, sticking cloth in one's ears when listening to Walker is the prefered method.

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Postby The Modernist » 21 Jun 2006, 16:37

album Scott 3

song: The Amorous Humphrey Plugg

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 21 Jun 2006, 16:40

There's only one problem with Scott Walker, and that is that 99% of his material is complete shit.

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Postby Piggly Wiggly » 21 Jun 2006, 16:41

Album: Scott 2 or 3

Song: "Plastic Palace People"

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Postby Oscar » 21 Jun 2006, 16:41

Album: Scott 4
Track: Boy Child
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Postby The Modernist » 21 Jun 2006, 16:43

Good thread for helping us identify the narrow minded rockists, cheers Geoff.

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Postby PENK » 21 Jun 2006, 16:44

I only have Scott 4, Tilt and The Drift. I'd be lying if I said I preferred either of the latter two to Scott 4, however interesting they may be. Not sure I have a favourite song, probably On Your Own Again.
I guess I should get Scott 3 though.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 21 Jun 2006, 16:46

The Unique Modernist! wrote:Good thread for helping us identify the Athena poster boys, cheers Geoff.


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Postby Oscar » 21 Jun 2006, 16:49

The Unique Modernist! wrote:Good thread for helping us identify the narrow minded rockists, cheers Geoff.
You mean you need help? I've got a T-Shirt with it written on the front and back.

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Postby catboy » 22 Jun 2006, 13:05

the thing with scott 3 is the first four songs are really a songcycle kind of thing, soo that make my choice four songs..is that allowed...pretty amazing stuff anyway.

was having a talk with a colleague and we were trying to work out the real heir to scott.....The Devine Comedy were bandied about but i cant quite belive that, true theres lots of his influence detectable all over the place, but one true heir???
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Postby The Fish » 22 Jun 2006, 13:10

Even I'm struggling with The Drift. It really is Tilt wothout the tunes isn't it ? I can handle Tilt in small doses and actually like Climate of Hunter. Still it really comes down to the first four.

Album: Scott 3
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 12 Aug 2006, 13:26

See? Unpopular. Unpopular man because his music is shit. Apart from 'The Old Man's Back Again' and 'The Seventh Seal'.

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Postby The Modernist » 07 Nov 2006, 21:10

Sir John Coan wrote:See? Unpopular. Unpopular man because his music is shit. Apart from 'The Old Man's Back Again' and 'The Seventh Seal'.


I see the BCB 100 Fall thread has got precisely 0 replies.

:lol: :lol:

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Postby jimboo » 11 Jan 2007, 20:41

Corporal Moddie! wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:See? Unpopular. Unpopular man because his music is shit. Apart from 'The Old Man's Back Again' and 'The Seventh Seal'.


I see the BCB 100 Fall thread has got precisely 0 replies.

:lol: :lol:


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Postby bc bud » 11 Apr 2007, 12:19

Favourite Album: Scott 3
Favourite Song: The Seventh Seal
This inner peace stuff is tough on the ol' coconut

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Postby jimboo » 20 Apr 2007, 19:25

Sir John Coan wrote:There's only one problem with Scott Walker, and that is that 99% of his material is complete shit.



Even accepting the premise that people have different tastes.This is the most ridiculous statement i have ever read on a music board. I shall look at you in a different light mr Coan.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 20 Apr 2007, 21:25

jimboo wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:There's only one problem with Scott Walker, and that is that 99% of his material is complete shit.



Even accepting the premise that people have different tastes.This is the most ridiculous statement i have ever read on a music board. I shall look at you in a different light mr Coan.


I'll accept Scott 4 is a fine album. Like I said, there are two amazing songs there. And the rest really is rather good. But I can't get with his other output. There's no root melody to much of it, and they dress it up with all manner of expensive shit - harps and horns and that - but it's all so meandering and boring. I'm longing for a great swoop of accessible tune in the vocal, or something - never comes. Lots of talent there, but too much dancing around and avoiding aspects that make all the great pop so loveable.