No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker (2020)

No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker Rob Young No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker Scott Walker s long and diverse career spanning almost half a century and including massive hits such as The Sun Ain t Gonna Shine Any and Make It Easy On Yourself is also one of the strangest life
  • Title: No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker
  • Author: Rob Young
  • ISBN: 9781409102731
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker Rob Young Scott Walker s long and diverse career, spanning almost half a century and including massive hits such as The Sun Ain t Gonna Shine Any and Make It Easy On Yourself , is also one of the strangest life stories in pop music In this collection of newly commissioned writings on the music, life and cultural importance of Scott Walker, some of the finest music writers anScott Walker s long and diverse career, spanning almost half a century and including massive hits such as The Sun Ain t Gonna Shine Any and Make It Easy On Yourself , is also one of the strangest life stories in pop music In this collection of newly commissioned writings on the music, life and cultural importance of Scott Walker, some of the finest music writers and critics working today explain how the smash hit teen idol of the 1960s progressed via the dark side of showbusiness to compose, in his later years, a string of uncompromising and cutting edge music that reflects the horror and torment of the modern world.No Regrets covers Scott Walker s entire career It features 30th Century Man director Stephen Kijak on filming Scott David Toop and Chris Sharp ponder The Drift Nina Power, Derek Walmsley, Damon Krukowski and Brian Morton consider Scott s other solo albums while Amanda Petrusich journeys through his mid seventies country records Ian Penman meditates upon the reluctant TV star David Stubbs looks at his soundtrack and choreography work and Biba Kopf and Anthony Reynolds reassess the Walker Brothers, while Rob Young contributes a biographical overview.Overturning myths and getting to the heart of Walker s incredible diverse body of recorded work, No Regrets is the most incisive study yet of this great American artist and iconic vocalist.
No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker Rob Young No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker by Rob Young No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker is a collection of papers on various aspects of the singer s career, edited with an introduction by Rob Young of The Wire, a magazine which has done to champion Walker s later career than any other. No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker Young, Rob Aug , No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker Hardcover August , by Rob Young Editor Visit s Rob Young Page Find all the books, read about the author, and See search results for this author Are you an author Learn about Author Central No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker Kindle edition by May , Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker Kindle edition by Young, Rob, Young, Rob Arts Photography Kindle eBooks . No Regrets NPR No Regrets NPR coverage of No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker by Rob Young News, author interviews, critics picks and . No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker, edited by Rob Young Jul , The longest and best essay in No Regrets, however, is Ian Penman s A Dandy in Aspic, on the lost years when Walker, facing commercial failure, was huddled inside the smooth carapace of the No Regrets Writings Frederica I don t regret that I did the right thing, and it was tough and it wasn t easy at the time, but that s what I don t regret I thought that was really an original insight to me I had never thought of that before We do hear people talking about I don t regret anything , and they mean all

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  1. Tosh

    Personally, my life would be kind of empty without the sounds of Sparks and Scott Walker Both are on this world, yet they seemed kind of removed from the world as well And both have huge cultural baggage of sorts, but cannot be put in a box or simply explained They have to be experienced and No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker is a super enjoyable read i.e experience that goes through out the career of Scott The book is put together by Rob Young via the great British music magazine The Wire And [...]

  2. Jeff Jackson

    Over the past few years, I ve slid down the Scott Walker wormhole the four lush solo albums from the 60s, the Walker Brothers tracks from the 70s that influenced Bowie and Eno, the run of increasingly stark and strange and malevolently gorgeous solo albums from Climate of Hunter through the recent Bish Bosch This thoughtful anthology of essays and rare interviews covers every phase of Walker s unlikely career, from his start as a teen idol to his resurgence as an uncompromising avant garde artis [...]

  3. Eleni

    He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence There is such a thing as internal exile You take the unloved part of yourself and force it down into a Siberia of the soul a crypt full of abandoned voices or tones of voice Whispered secrets, overheard sighs Orpheus wearing one mask underground, something else entirely when out in the needlepoint light .This is how the pros play the game this is how you disappear, while appearing to remain in the spotlight.This is a book on Scott Walker On [...]

  4. Jules Fry

    No revelations here for the serious fan but a great overview and intelligent insight into Scott Walker s ever fascinating poetic creations and beautifully daunting soundscapes of later years.

  5. David Ashley Pearson

    Review taken from my review on in 2012 No Regrets we ll only cry, again Enjoying the book so far although I haven t yet read every section I ll update this review when I get round to that.On the whole it has a fairly casual journalistic tone which is easy to read and usually informative and insightful without getting too bogged down in needless critical theory spiel As to be expected each of the writers tend to be gushing over Scott Walker and their love and passion for the music comes through.I [...]

  6. Christopher

    No Regrets Writings on Scott Walker is a collection of 14 papers on various aspects of the singer s career, edited with an introduction by Rob Young of The Wire, a magazine which has done to champion Walker s later career than any other No Regrets covers Walker s ouput from his mid 1960s music with the Walker Brothers to his 2006 album The Drift Walker s early career as a teen idol is mentioned in passing in Young s introduction, but not explored in detail The collection was published in early [...]

  7. Rod

    This was a very disappointing read, the kind that gives music writing a bad name, for the most part, and on a subject that should lend itself to some pretty deep and original thinking Unfortunately, too many of the contributors seemed to be struggling to find and reveal great import in their subject, rather than let the subject breathe in a less overwrought way Ian Penman s piece was kind of a long winded disgrace to the genre, but he s never been one to shy away from self indulgence One of the [...]

  8. Mike

    I listened to each album in turn as I read this, and it definitely helped my understanding of Walker s later, difficult music It also brought me to a sympathetic admiration of the man and his dedication in the face of a business that tried for decades to channel him into a narrow, populist, financially rewarding but less honest and satisfying musical career.Annoyingly I now have a list of other artists name checked in this book to go and investigate, which will probably cost me a fortune

  9. Frenchy

    Probably the best of the too many books about Scott Walker out there It focuses on the music rather than the musicians biography which in itself doesn t seem particularly fascinating , covering pretty much every period of his long career There are several interviews in it including with Scott Walker himself Because it s a collection of essays it is pretty uneven hence the only 4 stars but if you ever are interested in reading about Scott Walker, this is the only one to buy.

  10. Jim Mcmanus

    a good overview of his whole career However as the music becomes challenging the writing sometimes disappears down a pretentious black hole.

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