15 Essential Scott Walker Songs | PopMatters
I still write things! I’m largely pleased with how this list turned out, but mostly just happy I finished it at all. I hashed the thing out during the move from Milwaukee to Madison while fighting with a 6 month old over her unsustainable sleep schedule (and dealing with the resulting sleep deprivation and occasional auditory hallucinations), lining up daycare for said 6 month old, and caring for a wife who got the stomach flu during all of this.
I don’t know that it’s particularly revelatory to many Walker fans, but with Bish Bosch coming out, I thought newbies could use a primer. Diving randomly into the guy’s catalog could leave you with some pretty mistaken ideas about his overall output.
(FWIW, I was toying with the title “Do I Hear 21, 21, 21 Essential Scott Walker Songs,” but the PopMatters editorial staff seems pretty keen on the round numbers. And, depending on how you interpret it, that might have meant coming up with a 63-item list.)
Glad to see a local keeping the SWvSW agenda alive. From the article:
Despite his early work garnering a devoted UK fanbase, when it comes to fame in his native United States, he’s probably lesser known than the conservative Wisconsin governor with whom he regrettably shares a name.