Scott Walker “This is How You Disappear”

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“Before John Lennon primal-screamed that he didn’t believe in Beatles, before David Bowie set off on a career of chameleonic reinventions, before Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake shook off the shackles of teen pop stardom for serious adult music, Scott Walker had already performed self-immolation on his mid-’60s image as ‘the Boy With the Golden Voice’ and ‘the Blond Beatle.'”

On the godlike genius of Scott Walker, the erasure of the Walker Brothers from ’60s culture memory, and how his solo work contained not just heartbreak but humanity’s greatest atrocities within them.

“This is How You Disappear” for Vulture.