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Ep 56 - Looking back on the life of Scott Walker

Shaun welcomes Liverpool artist Roy to the show with another tail of Liverpool ahead of this weekend's 6Music Festival and Matt Everitt looks back on the life of Scott Walker.

Shaun gives another caller a chance to tell their brilliantly daft Claim to Fame on air in Small Claims Court and Shaun gives the 6 Music audience a chance to challenger hi to another track in Circadian Rhythms.

Plus, Matt Everitt has the latest Music News which includes a look back to the life and work of the great Scott Walker, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history, has died at the age of 76.

The US star, whose songs included The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and Joanna, influenced everyone from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker initially found fame as a teen idol in The Walker Brothers, but his dark baritone hinted at something deeper. That was borne out in his experimental, psychedelic solo albums, which explored the complexities of love and death. Walker's death was confirmed by his current record label, 4AD, who called him "one of the most revered innovators at the sharp end of creative music".

Plus, Liverpool's genius spoken word performer Roy joins with another tale of Merseyside life ahead of our trip to the city for this weekend's 6 Music Festival. Roy tells tales. Stories of everyday moments. Some are true, others gathered, and some imagined and often hilarious.

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Music Played

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Spread Your Love

    • Virgin.
  • Richard Hawley

    Off My Mind

    • BMG.
  • Betty Davis

    Shut Off The Light

    • Island.
  • Happy Mondays


    • Factory Records.
  • Snapped Ankles


    • The Leaf Label.
  • Nas

    If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (feat. Lauryn Hill)

    • Columbia.
  • Laura Marling

    False Hope

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Jordan Rakei

    Mind's Eye

    • Ninja Tune.
  • The Walker Brothers

    Nite Flights

  • Rozi Plain


    • Memphis Industries.
  • Björk

    Human Behaviour

    • One Little Indian.
  • Ex:Re


    • 4AD.
  • The Duke Spirit

    The Step And The Walk

    • CD SINGLE.
    • You Are Here.
  • Villagers

    Nothing Arrived

  • Interpol

    Fine Mess

    • Matador Records.
  • The Sonics

    Have Love Will Travel

    • Etiquette Records.
  • R.E.M.

    Bang and Blame

    • Warner.
  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    Wanna Come Down

    • Merge Records.
  • Scott Walker

    The Seventh Seal

    • Philips, Fontana.
  • Bonobo


    • Fabric.
  • Sly & the Family Stone

    Family Affair

    • Telstar.
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Bombs Away

    • LuckyMe.
  • The Coral

    Secret Kiss

  • Cid Rim

    Further (feat. Lylit)

    • LuckyMe.
  • Nilüfer Yanya

    Safety Net

    • Pias.
  • Run‐D.M.C. vs Jason Nevins

    It's Like That

    • Universal Music TV.
  • Dexys Midnight Runners

    There, There My Dear

    • Mercury.
  • The Good, the Bad & the Queen

    The Truce Of Twilight

    • Studio 13.
  • Bee Gees

    Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)

    • RSO.
  • Steely Dan

    Any Major Dude Will Tell You

    • The Very Best Of Steely Dan.
    • MCA.
    • 10.
  • Stealing Sheep

    Show Love

    • Heavenly.
  • Teenage Fanclub

    Sparky's Dream

    • Creation Records.