Category Archives: obituary

Ric Ocasek: 1944-2019

Well, the big news this morning was the death of Ric Ocasek that had occurred on Sunday morning. Ocasek was one of the odder rock superstars to have mined platinum. He was an quirky looking gent who was possibly one … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 4]

[…continued from last post] After the whirlwind of 2006-2007, Scott had one more fragment of activity before Walker Central went quiet for a few more years. He sang on the concluding track “The Big Sleep” on the sophomore Bat For … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 3]

[…continued from last post] One of the most fascinating things that Walker did in the new millennium as agreeing to produce the last Pulp album, “We Love Life.” He certainly brought his feel for orchestration to the results with a … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 2]

[…continued from last post] My next step was buying the late 60s run of “Scott” through “Scott 4,” as anthologized on “Boychild.” By the late 90s, these were more obtainable. I remember buying 1,2, and 4 at Park Avenue CDs … Continue reading

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Scott Walker: 1943-2019 [part 1]

In the last obituary here, regarding Mark Hollis, I invoked Scott Walker just three weeks ago when using him in a comparison of artistic temperament to Hollis. Just last night, around midnight, my friend JT emailed me the news while … Continue reading

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Mark Hollis: 1955-2019 [part 2]

[…continued from last post] A few years later while watching the MTV “New Video Hour,” I saw the next move that Talk Talk had made. Their third album, “The Colour Of Spring,” had been released and the lead single was … Continue reading

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Mark Hollis: 1955-2019 [part 1]

I have to admit that I was never a card-carrying Talk Talk megafan, but when I heard that Mark Hollis had died last Monday at just 64 it struck a chord with me. Not the least of which was how … Continue reading

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