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Nick Scott (disambiguation)

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If you haven't heard by now, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is dropping out of the GOP primary after falling to zero percent in the polls. This is significant for two reasons. First, because at one point, Gov. Walker, who won election in 2010, fought off recall, and won re-election in 2014, was considered One to Beat. Although embarrassed by a leaked phone call wherein activist pranked him into thinking he was chatting amiably with one of Koch Brothers, it was those brazen ties to the billionaire donor class in historically pro-union Midwestern state that made him a formidable foe. Second, this matters because there is another person named Scott Walker who, unlike the horrible Governor, is a total genius and fascinating quasi-recluse whose 50-Year career takes him from post-Beatles darling to avant-garde weirdo who sings in the voice of Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother Jesse. This Scott Walker has had erratic output over his long career, but almost all of it is wonderful, no destruction of collective bargaining involve. Born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio in 1943, he was the subject of a 2006 documentary called Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, and managed to break his One-record-adecade streak with 2012's Bish Bosch and 2014's souse. But nothing, it seem, can keep him from sliding closer and closer to total obscurity. Although largely forgotten today, Walker Brothers were the first band to hit it big after Beatlemania crest circa 1965, and that's no small feat. Their Sun ain't Gonna Shine Anymore isn't quite Pet Sounds or Revolver material, but it's formula pop at its catchiest. I sing it at karaoke every chance I get, because it's practically nothing but vocals. Mathilde, opening track to Walker's 1967 solo debut, Scott, might strike some listeners as hopelessly cheesy, but it is one of my all-time favorites. Never before was there such bombast to non-military brass section, and I'm sucker for key change. Considering the year, and the ease with which Mathilde conjures up lounge lizard in a maroon tux holding Scotch and soda while crooning in front of sparkly gold opera curtain, this one song could be a bridge between Rat Pack sensibilities and psychedelic depths. Walker would go on to plumb over the course of several albums in rapid succession. Beautiful instrumentation and long notes become hallmarks of Walker's sound, from coulda-been-Audrey-Hepburn theme When Joanna love Me to Emily Dickinson-esque, voice-of-dead Funeral Tango to heartbreaking choral brooding on the fourth verse of If You Go Away. Walker covers a lot of Jacques Brel songs, rewriting lyrics into English wonky translations and all. While this reference is getting up there, Walker's version of Jackie figures in very best Absolutely Fabulous of all, New Year's Eve episode where Patsy sings lyrics from song to convince Eddie to ring in 1995 with Patsy's drug-addle ex-prostitute sister, who was the woman who introduced Jackie to O, who make Dylan Go electric.

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