Pop: Great Covers: 15. Scott Walker: 'Scott'
Friday 13 September 1996
Walker appears unaware of the camera and so, through the photograph, we intrude uncomfortably on his private sorrow. His expression reveals the flipside of the late Sixties, represented in philosophical terms by Camus rather than Castenada, in which a panacea of love and peace won't ease a restless soul. Leapfrogging the optimism of the day, Scott looks to troubled times ahead, and it is no surprise that the photo was used again, over a decade later, for a compilation of Brel cover versions, which in turn heralded a revival of interest in Scott Walker.
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