The Walker Brothers were the perfect soundtrack for moody rebellious teenagers in the '60s.
The hippy generation was starting to promise freedom but for most kids rebellion had to come first and the brooding sounds of Make It Easy On Yourself, My Ship Is Coming and The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore were brooding masterpieces for the still imprisoned.
Scott Walker has always had a voice to yearn for but has struggled to find it an industry that tried to make MOR of it.
That said, Bish Bosch, clearly a statement of independence after all these years, is mostly intractable. Walker speak-sings streams of unconsciousness that give little away by meaning or musical accessibility.
I want to like this album but the voice I once loved has failed me or I have failed it.
- © Fairfax NZ News