Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Not only was Scott Walker one of pop-music’s biggest enigmas, so is the DVD release date of the documentary on his life.

The documentary film: “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” premiered in Europe and the UK in October of 2006, It premiered and, as far as I know, was only shown in the US at SXSW 2007. Amazon.com has no record of the film. Netflix lists it, but with an unknown release date. As far as I know, it has only been released on DVD in Australia and Spain, which seems totally arbitrary. Anyway if you, gentle readers, have any info on this films release date, please let me know. <p>

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Scott Walker as I was until I heard the song 30 Century Man in the Wes Anderson filmThe Life Aquatic in 2005 and immediately fell in love with his voice, here’s a little background information on Scott Walker.

Sorry, I tried, but am unable to sum up Scott Walker in anything less than an essay which I don’t care to write and you probably don’t care to read. I found this on Scott Walkers bio page at 4AD’s website:

Scott Walker is considered one of the ultimate cult artists in popular music, it is hard to think of another American who had such an impact on rock music as a whole while being almost completely unknown to his countrymen as Scott Walker.

The list of artists featured in the documentary can also give you an idea of the scope of Scott Walker’s influence. In addition to Walker himself, interviewees in the film include David Bowie, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Marc Almond, Alison Goldfrapp, Sting, Dot Allison, Simon Raymonde, Richard Hawley, Rob Ellis, Johnny Marr, Gavin Friday, Lulu, Peter Olliff, Angela Morley (arranger of Walker’s sixties’ recordings as Wally Stott), Ute Lemper, Ed Bicknell, Evan Parker, Hector Zazou, Mo Foster, Phil Sheppard, and Peter Walsh.

That being said, if you are still intrigued, go check out this Wiki article here.

Trailer for the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Excellent stop action fan video for 30 Century Man.

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One Response to Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

  1. Big Louise says:

    DVD first released in an excellent edition in the UK last year following smashing cinema release and BBC broadcast. Word on the street is that Plexifilm will give the film a long-delayed US release starting in the fall/winter…

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