A Book Review of “Clara” by Scott Walker

scott walker writing|scott walker writing

A Book Review of “Clara” by Scott Walker


For a gloomy and melancholic song, there is little that can compare to “Clara” by Scott Walker from the 2006 album The Drift. The song is a chilling story about the mistress of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, Claretta Petacci, who was shot, humiliated, and eventually killed along with her husband. It deals with the last days of Petacci’s life and the feelings that must have gone through her mind.

In 1967, after the Walker Brothers split up, Walker found himself in a rut. He was tired of bandleading and fame, and was ready to fade into the background. In order to find new work, he visited the newly opened Playboy club in London, and a German girl working at a Playboy Club on Park Lane introduced him to Brel. She suggested that Walker write about her experiences and what she learned from them.

The first thing you need to do when you are looking for a new book by Scott Walker is to decide what type of story you are looking for. If you’re reading for entertainment, a book about Walker’s life and work may be just what you’re looking for. Moreover, you’ll want to know a bit about the man himself and his music. If the story sounds interesting, you’ll be ready to dive in!

The Walker Brothers’ debut album “Images” was released in March 1967 and offered a hint of what he was about to release as a solo artist. One song on the album was the towering “Orpheus.” This song was written at a time when Walker was experiencing a crisis of confidence. While Walker was a renowned singer, he feared fame. In fact, he spent a week in a monastery in 1966, and admitted that he wasn’t temperamental enough for fame.

The Walker Brothers’ hit songs were just the beginning of Walker’s long, varied, and eclectic career. His writing style has spanned decades and genres, ranging from ’70s rock’ to ’80s avant-garde pop. Amid all of his fame and success, Walker’s life was not always easy, and his struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction tainted his career and personal life. Nonetheless, he remains one of the most influential musical artists to ever walk the Earth.

While Walker hasn’t ruled out a presidential run in 2016, he has been preparing a book for publication. With the help of former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen, Walker plans to publish a memoir that will cover his gubernatorial career, with some autobiographical elements. During his term as governor of Wisconsin, Walker has been consumed by the fight over collective bargaining rights and has faced a recall campaign.