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Scott Walker, on drunken record sessions, rewriting 'Johanna,' and sexual tensions in his work‪.‬ The Joe Jackson Interviews

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Scott Walker is one of my all-time favourite singers and songwriters. He once asked me to provide the booklet notes for his 5 CD box set, Five Easy Pieces. Scott also loved my 1985 review of Climate of Hunter and said it helped him crystalise his understanding of how it could best be described, "Schubert meets Schoenberg in a rock context." So in 1995, when he was selecting journalists - very few - to talk with, he gave me two interviews. This is a fragment about Johana, I Still See You and the question of how much of the tension in Walker's work was rooted in his own sexual tensions. I will be putting together an Ebook and digital magazine featuring the entire interview, and the essay we ended up not using oin that box set. Check joejacksoninterviewer.com

Scott Walker is one of my all-time favourite singers and songwriters. He once asked me to provide the booklet notes for his 5 CD box set, Five Easy Pieces. Scott also loved my 1985 review of Climate of Hunter and said it helped him crystalise his understanding of how it could best be described, "Schubert meets Schoenberg in a rock context." So in 1995, when he was selecting journalists - very few - to talk with, he gave me two interviews. This is a fragment about Johana, I Still See You and the question of how much of the tension in Walker's work was rooted in his own sexual tensions. I will be putting together an Ebook and digital magazine featuring the entire interview, and the essay we ended up not using oin that box set. Check joejacksoninterviewer.com

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