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The Electrician
by The Walker Brothers
I knew The Walker Brothers from their hits 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' and 'Make It Easy On Yourself', favorites in Golden Oldies radio shows in the 70s. But my first encounter with the godlike genius of Scott Walker was on a Friday morning in the fall of 1978 in a record store in Amsterdam, a few weeks after I moved to that city.

There were hardly any customers in the shop that early morning. The owner used his time to spin the newly arrived releases over the system in the store. He had one copy of 'Nite Flights' by The Walker Brothers. Within seconds of playing this track 'The Electrician' I was hooked for life.

As a reviewer at AllMusic wrote: "Every once in a while, an album comes along that doesn't simply surprise you, it takes you down an alleyway, rips off all your clothes, then hares away with your socks on its head. And just before it disappears from view, you notice that David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Brian Eno are cavorting alongside it, sharing the spoils and plotting further misdeeds."

Scott Walker will be sadly missed.
1978 - GTO Records - United Kingdom
Posted: 25th March 2019
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