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Options March 27, 2019: Testify! Shades of Scott Walker

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Walker Brothers  Make It Easy On Yourself   Options Take it Easy With the Walker Brothers  Smash  1965  LP 
Walker Brothers  You're All Around Me   Options Take it Easy With the Walker Brothers  Smash  1965  LP 
Walker Brothers  Saturday's Child   Options Portrait  Philips  1966  LP 
Walker Brothers  Hurting Each Other   Options Portrait  Philips  1966  LP 
 
Walker Brothers  The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore   Options 45RPM Single  Smash  1966  45 
Walker Brothers  After the Lights Go Out   Options 45RPM Single  Smash  1966  45 
Walker Brothers  Baby You Don't Have To Tell Me   Options 45RPM Single  Smash  1966  45 
Walker Brothers  My Love Is Growing   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1966  45 
Walker Brothers  Living Above Your Head   Options Portrait  Philips  1966  LP 
Walker Brothers  I Can See It Now   Options Portrait  Philips  1966  LP 
Walker Brothers  Genevieve   Options Images  Philips  1967  LP 
Walker Brothers  Orpheus   Options Images  Philips  1967  LP 
Scott Walker  Mrs Murphy   Options Solo John/Solo Scott  Philips  1966  EP 
 
Scott Walker  Montague Terrace (In Blue)   Options Scott  Smash  1967  LP 
Scott Walker  Such a Small Love   Options Scott  Smash  1967  LP 
Scott Walker  The Amorous Humphrey Plugg   Options Scott 2  Smash  1968  LP 
Scott Walker  Plastic Palace People   Options Scott 2  Smash  1968  LP 
Scott Walker  The Girls From the Streets   Options Scott 2  Smash  1968  LP 
Scott Walker  The Plague   Options 45RPM Single  Philips  1968  45 
Scott Walker  The Bridge   Options Scott 2  Smash  1968  LP 
 
Scott Walker  It's Raining Today   Options Scott 3  Smash  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  Copenhagen   Options Scott 3  Smash  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  Big Louise   Options Scott 3  Smash  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  The Seventh Seal   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  Angels of Ashes   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  Boy Child   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime)   Options Scott 4  Philips  1969  LP 
Scott Walker  Time Operator   Options Til the Band Comes In  Philips  1970  LP 
Walker Brothers  The Electrician   Options Nite Flights  GTO  1978  LP 
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 
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Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 9:59pm Matt from New Orleans:

I’m here and ready to listen to the eclectic musical output of Scott Walker. Will you be including music he produced like Pulp?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:01pm Funky16Corners:

Strictly Walker Brothers and solo Scott
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Larry and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:02pm Gary:

Larry!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:02pm Jeff Ash:

Present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

C! Gary! Jeff!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:03pm Erica:

Hello all.
  Wed. 3/27/19 10:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Lay it on thick, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:03pm chresti:

Hi Larry and Testafingers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Erica! Doug! Chresti!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:07pm Erica:

Yeah it seems like a lot of musical talent has passed on this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Lots of classic era performers getting on in years. Scott was 76.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:07pm Hams:

been looking forward to a wfmu walker tribute.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:08pm Franco Twinkie:

Larry, Bring it on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hams!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Franco!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:09pm Hams:

hello, larry!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:18pm Hams:

i really enjoyed the score he did for the recent VOX LUX movie. those opening credits were badass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

I haven't heard that
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:20pm Franco Twinkie:

I can't believe how this stands up. I was in the fifth grade when this was big and current. Now I'm an old man, and it's still amazing!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:20pm Erica:

I once had a dream of going into a crowed supermarket where people moved in different directions and this song played in the background. I think there was an event inside. Also, the 45 mix sounds a bit different from what I'm used to hearing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - They were great records, in writing, production and performance. Among the finest Wall of Sound-adjacent records of the era
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:22pm Funky16Corners:

This one especially. Just brilliant.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:24pm still b/p:

Sun Ain't Gonna Shine had a hella hold on me a couple years ago. Still would like to give it a karaoke stab (ouch! ...what did Connery say about bringing a knife to a Sunfight?) sometime just for fun...if I ever give any karaoke a try.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:25pm Funky16Corners:

It's an amazing song, and like many of these records, packed with drama
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:27pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Cool dream. I love music dreams
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:27pm northguineahills:

Thanks for the Scott Walker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:27pm Matt from New Orleans:

I always liked the Scott walker sung theme song of the spaghetti western cemetery without crosses(the rope and the colt)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH! My pleasure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - There's a spaghetti western vibe in some of his solo stuff.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:28pm Erica:

Yes Larry but that wasn't all. I remember going inside and there was a showcase of produce and deserts. Not sure if anybody bought any but they did look at them. I do remember hearing "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" in the background though.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:29pm Erica:

It's funny how songs you know get played in your dreams, even in random moments that make no sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

I always go to sleep listening to music. Every once in a while the songs end up in my dreams
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Still b/p, Do it! Just watch the video of that song from some euro teen show, and you will want to be reincarnated as a Walker Bro.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:31pm Erica:

I do that sometimes too, Larry, but not on purpose though, just when I'm feeling very tired and doze off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:33pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - Scott was definitely the whole package. Smart, talented and good looking. I can't think of a picture where he didn't look cool.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:34pm Franco Twinkie:

He aged well, too!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:34pm still b/p:

I will DEMAND a mike with a cord!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:35pm Funky16Corners:

Gotta have the shades, too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:38pm chresti:

A lot of these songs I might of first heard in a sleepy state, in the middle of the night on the radio or television
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

They have that kind of vibe...
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:41pm Franco Twinkie:

The thing about Scott, if you sing one of his songs into a hair brush, in front a mirror, a voice inside you will say - I'm Not Worthy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:42pm Funky16Corners:

It's that voice. Perfection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:46pm Matt from New Orleans:

Juliet Stevenson
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:49pm Erica:

Scott Walker went a different direction during the mid-late 60's while others went psychedelic.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:50pm Franco Twinkie:

The dirty little secret about fame. Good call, Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

@Matt - That's her! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:52pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - I read something in the last few days that said that while Scott's music was not psychedelic in the regular ways, that it often created a mind-altering mood akin to psychedelia
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:54pm still b/p:

Scott shoulda sung a Bond picture theme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:55pm Funky16Corners:

@SBP - Good call.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:55pm Erica:

Lyrically his musically went into a more in-depth, detailed lyrics that make you think Larry.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:56pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes, psychedelic as a reality altering glaze on the everyday. Madness for instance.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:56pm still b/p:

...though apparently he did make it onto one of the soundtrack albums...The World Is Not Enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:56pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - Yeah, he's revered as a kind of cult figure/tragic artist, but Scott Walker was a brilliant songwriter. His lyrics are amazing and the music has so much depth,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:56pm doctorjazz:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:57pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - Righy? There's all kinds of psychedelia, especially if you have experience in that regard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:57pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:57pm Erica:

The doctor is in the house.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 10:59pm Franco Twinkie:

I never heard sitars when I was tripping, but I did feel like I was loosing my marbles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 10:59pm Funky16Corners:

That's when I stopped.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:06pm Franco Twinkie:

The landscapes these song play against are so not American. A flavor to peculiar for the times, I think.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

lost you Larry!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:06pm Erica:

Uh oh. Is the stream acting up again? I heard Scott Walker, but now I'm hearing jazz music.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:07pm still b/p:

Bryce can give those marbles the blender treatment for smooth(ie) reintroduction into your system.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:07pm Funky16Corners:

We should be back now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:07pm Matt from New Orleans:

Yup
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:08pm Erica:

For now, yes.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

..."jazz" music. i'm surprised Doug has that in his library!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:08pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - I saw an interview with an English musician (May have been Jarvis Cocker) who commented that these songs were VERY English
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Yup, I remember seen some English kitchen sink drama when I was a kid, and feeling like I was upside down. Same with Scott.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

BTW - Even if we have stream interruptions, my recording, which will go into the archive, will be uninterrupted.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

Franco (@10.56) it's possible that the majority of overtly "psychedelic" music has been created by people who'd never personally explored the effects of mind-altering substances. (and pretty certainly by people who'd never had Life-changing experiences)
...seems that way to me anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:12pm Funky16Corners:

@C - That wouldn't surprise me at all
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:13pm coelacanth∅:

(..."Life-changing experiences" instigated within the mind's own creations, that is.)
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:13pm Franco Twinkie:

That is why Forever Changes still hits a nerve. From the well of deep experience.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:14pm coelacanth∅:

right on -that shit's deep
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:14pm Funky16Corners:

True, and an album that isn't ever psychedelic in a cliched way.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:17pm still b/p:

While walking my paper route when I was 12 or 13, I remember composing a song in my head about acid trip experience, mysteries and terrors. It was a few years later I got first-handy in the realm.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:17pm Franco Twinkie:

Elliptical lyrics and two voices at the same time beat a wah wah pedal every time.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:22pm coelacanth∅:

that's the thing with bands like the chocolate watch band or strawberry alarm clock -etc- not that they didn't have their moments, sometimes very good; but often trying hard and not convincing.
13th floor elevators lived it and knew it. easter everywhere is the result of mind-expansion.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:22pm Franco Twinkie:

Yup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:24pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, The Elevators are as good or better than a dozen better known bands from the same era. Deep stuff.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:29pm Franco Twinkie:

Only a few song writers can be literary and not churn out clunkers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:30pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, it's a delicate balance that is very hard to maintain
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey guys. I picked a heck of a night to hop over to the Drummer stream. Thanks for gathering these.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:31pm doctorjazz:

Pretty stuff, have to say I'm only familiar with the Walker Brothers Hit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:31pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Ken!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:32pm Erica:

Hello Mario, I mean Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:35pm chresti:

this kind of dark, with burning witches and all
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:35pm coelacanth∅:

so, i'll confess -almost all of this program is new to me.
i'm sure i've heard sun ain't gonna shine dozens of times since childhood (& make it easy on yourself, but that may have been the impressions/Jerry Butler every time)
i never paid even the slightest attention to Scott or the walker brothers until "soused" came out! (being a fan of sun o))))
...then i backtracked and really dug tilt; drift, and climate of hunter -amongst others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

Borrowed from Bergman!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:38pm still b/p:

I was just looking at the lyrics to see if it was about the film at all after not paying close attention as the song played...and, ohh, yeah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

@C - His later avant garde period is hard for me to listen to. I respect his work/vision as an artist/explorer, but this stuff is where I connect to him. Have you seen the documentary about him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Erica. I should get a side job delivering hamburgers to complete the circle.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:40pm Erica:

Haha Ken.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

Larry i have not. i don't see many movies, though i like documentaries in general.
and i can easily see how if you grew up with his music...grew with him -that the later stuff could be challenging.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:43pm Funky16Corners:

I think it's more that this period of his music speaks to me in a special way. It brings together different strains of music and culture in a way that I find to be beautiful and poetic. The later stuff is very stark.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:45pm Franco Twinkie:

Not to get all high hat, but is this an example of dissonance paired with lush pastoral romanticism? Polka dots on top of plaid, perhaps?
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:46pm coelacanth∅:

entiendo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:46pm Funky16Corners:

There are bits of deliberate dissonance in a lot of this stuff, especially in the string arrangements
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:46pm Franco Twinkie:

This works,yes.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:47pm still b/p:

"...pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral..."
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:48pm coelacanth∅:

cheetah spots on top of plaid, maybe
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:50pm Erica:

Scott's voice sounded raspier in this recording.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, indeed
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:52pm Franco Twinkie:

Okay, who does a better take on nightclub shmaltz. Scott or Tom Waits?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:53pm Funky16Corners:

Scott's my pick, but your mileage may vary
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:53pm chresti:

I keep seeing his head dissolving to another head from a different angle, with a stark, shadowy background, maybe a lone dancer, rolling around on the floor
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:53pm coelacanth∅:

Franco your hi-hat's not closed tight and it's making a terrific racket!

...and that's easy for me. Scott.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:53pm northguineahills:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:54pm Funky16Corners:

Thank you NGH!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:54pm Franco Twinkie:

30 Century Man, please. He it's the bulls eye on that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:55pm chresti:

This one tops the heap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Larry. I understand Uncle Michael is also planning a tribute on Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:56pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresta - This is from the last Walker Brothers comeback album from 1978 and is really the bridge to his later avant garde stuff
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

i generally greatly dislike Tom Waits' loungy stuff; in fact his slow songs in general i'll say.
- i love "a soldier's things"...
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:56pm still b/p:

I listened to and liked The Electrician the other night after seeing a reference in a long obit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:56pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Ken! Yes, Michael has some special stuff planned
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:57pm coelacanth∅:

yes i recall the huge difference between Scott's songs on this album to the others' songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:58pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry! (great exit)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/27/19 11:58pm chresti:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:59pm Franco Twinkie:

Thank you, Professor Grogan. This foundation class in all thing Scott was concise an spot on.
Avatar Wed. 3/27/19 11:59pm Erica:

Geez another show over too soon. Thanks for the Scott Walker tribute.
Avatar Thu. 3/28/19 12:01am coelacanth∅:

-and the drone! no wonder he collaborated with sun o)))
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thanks all!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/19 12:02am coelacanth∅:

this has been splendid indeed
Thanks Larry!
good night y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/19 12:02am Funky16Corners:

Thanks C!
Avatar Thu. 3/28/19 12:03am still b/p:

Thanks for talking the talk, and...y'know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/28/19 12:04am Funky16Corners:

Thanks SBP!
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