It’s been eleven years since crooner, sixties teen idol, and Rock Snob cause célèbre Scott Walker released one of the strangest albums ever, Tilt, which can best be described (if incompletely) as Trent Reznor filtered through the Weimar Republic. Now, he’s back with a new, every-bit-as-strange album, The Drift (due out in May), and, through the magic of YouTube, you can see him as he is now, granting a rare TV interview to some compassionate BBC dolly bird. The best part comes at the end, when they show footage of Scott and his musicians recording The Drift in the studio, using a raw slab of bacon as a percussion instrument.
April 10, 2006
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