Scott Walker

High Croon: Spin’s 1996 Feature on Scott Walker

This story originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of Spin. In honor of Scott Walker's life and death on March 25, we’re republishing it here.
James Hunter / March 25, 2019

Remembering Scott Walker’s Greatest Moments of Musical Storytelling

Repeatedly, in interviews during his later career, Scott Walker said that the thrust of his lyrics defined his approach to writing music. "The lyric dictates everything…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 25, 2019

Scott Walker Remembered by Thom Yorke, Boy George, Nigel Godrich, and More

Early this morning, it was announced that singer-songwriter and avant-garde composer Scott Walker had died at the age of 76. No cause of death was announced. A…
Israel Daramola / March 25, 2019

Scott Walker Dead at 76

Scott Walker, the chameleonic singer-songwriter and avant-garde composer who came to prominence in the Walker Brothers, has died at the age of 76. His death was confirmed…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 25, 2019

Stream The Vox Lux Soundtrack Featuring Scott Walker’s Score and Natalie Portman Singing Sia

Vox Lux, the new film staring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, was released earlier this month, and now the film's soundtrack can now be heard…
Rob Arcand / December 14, 2018

Hear Jarvis Cocker Cover Scott Walker Live At BBC Proms

Jarvis Cocker, Susanne Sundfør, John Grant, and Richard Hawley performed a tribute concert to Scott Walker at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 26, 2017

Listen to Scott Walker Talk With Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker in a Rare Interview [UPDATE]

A two-hour BBC Radio program airing on Sunday will feature an interview between Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and his hero/collaborator Scott Walker, the enigmatic former-Walker-Brother-turned-avant-garde-visionary. The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 21, 2017

Sondre Lerche Covers Scott Walker’s ‘The Plague’ in Decay

Scott Walker's solo career officially started on September 16, 1967 with the release of the recently reissued Scott. September 16, 2013 will see the unveiling of…
Kyle McGovern / August 26, 2013

Scott Walker’s First Five Solo Albums Reissued as Expansive Box Set

From May 24 to June 2, parts of Scott Walker's latest LP, the Essential Bish Bosch, will be reimagined as an immersive multimedia symphony. One…
Kyle McGovern / April 10, 2013

Scott Walker Transforms ‘Bish Bosch’ Into Immersive Audio-Visual Symphony

Scott Walker earned a mention in SPIN's December 2012 feature Anti-YouTube Movement of the Year: Long Songs, for crafting "SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)," a 20-minute-plus…
Kyle McGovern / March 21, 2013

Anti-YouTube Movement of the Year: Long Songs

The received wisdom is that popular music is the province of short attention spans, which are only getting shorter: Listeners only care about callout hooks;…
Douglas Wolk / December 17, 2012

‘MP3s are a Disaster’: Scott Walker on the Nightmares That Plagued ‘Bish Bosch’

The announcement of Scott Walker's newest album Bish Bosch in September came as something of a shock to anyone who had followed the surprising, striking…
Ned Raggett / December 13, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Scott Walker, Bruno Mars, Green Day, Wiz Khalifa

Another week brings another round of album streams. Clear your day and hit play.1) Green Day, ¡Tré!. "While ¡Tré! naturally continues Green Day's return to garage-band basics, it has a…
Kyle McGovern / December 6, 2012

Scott Walker, ‘Bish Bosch’ (4AD)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: December 04, 2012Label: 4ADTo understand the hold that Scott Walker has over his cult — to know why his…
Joe Gross / December 6, 2012

Hear Jarvis Cocker Grill Scott Walker on Bawdy Lyrics and Long Songs

In anticipation of the Tuesday release of his 14th studio album, Bish Bosch, reclusive pop experimentalist Scott Walker sat down with Jarvis Cocker for a…
Chris Martins / December 4, 2012
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