Colors are manipulative. Say you look at two photos which are almost identical. The difference being they have differing shades of color. One can make you feel indifferent as a sloth while the other can produce a feeling of pure happiness. Same picture, different hues. This goes to show the content of any photo isn't all that's important- it is the presentation of the photo, the final edit, that gives a picture its level of epic #country#photography#redbarn#blur#popofpaint#pixel
Today, the world lost an icon, influencer, maverick and pop singer. Scott Walker had the type of career most musicians would envy: propelled into stardom as part of an early 60s "boyband" called #TheWalkerBrothers, then became a pop standards crooner, moved to creating his own more brooding and complex compositions, and then eventually becoming an #AvantGarde experimentalist, pushing the boundaries of music and sound in his challenging later work. He popularized in English the works of Belgian singer extraordinaire #JacquesBrel, inspired multiple generations of musicians, including @davidbowie , @Radiohead, #blur, and #Pulp. I did not become familiar with him until both hearing Bowie’s cover of “My Death” and hearing the song #30thCenturyMan in #TheLifeAquatic. Hearing that song, I expected an off-kilter folkster, and bought #Scott3 since it had that song. Wow, was I ever wrong. That was the only song on the record that sounded like that! Haha. But I’m glad I was wrong, because what I discovered instead was a oeuvre of music far more rich and complicated. It’s hard to believe the same guy who made this album decades later made the claustrophobic, nightmarish and stunning #Tilt or #TheDrift.
This pressing is a simple, cheap 4 Men With Beards pressing from a few years back. Not the greatest pressing, sounds flat but it’s serviceable until I can get something better. The gatefold is nice though. And regardless of that, I can still admire the absolutely stunning cover of this album. Favorite songs include “It’s Raining Today,” “We Came Through,” and of course, “30th Century Man.” Though at this point #Scott4 is probably my favorite release of his. What your favorite songs from this album? What’s your favorite album from this icon and what are your favorite memories of his music? Let’s both grieve and celebrate together. #scottwalker#60spop#vinyl#vinylgram#vinylgeek#vinylcollection#ripscottwalker#scottwalkerforever#scottwalkervinyl