Holy Spooky America! It’s Halloween and the world is an actual living nightmare. On this special episode of the podcast I present to you a piece I produced for a previous podcast (alliteration points unlocked!)
What do black cocaine, meat-punching percussion and crooning all have in common? Almost nothing... except for the fact that they all appear on Scott Walker’s 2006 album, The Drift. But in order to really appreciate what is happening here we have to go back to 1965.
In a year of music dominated by bubble gummy pop noises and early rock and roll anthems, the same year that the number one hit was "Wooly Bully", in that same year a group of guys formed a family band, despite not being a family and kick started one of the strangest and darkest careers in pop music.