Pop Evil is the fifth studio album by American rock music group Pop Evil, scheduled to be released on February 16, 2018.
One of the most enigmatic figures in rock history, Scott Walker was known as Scotty Engel when he cut obscure flop records in the late '50s and early '60s in the teen idol vein. He then hooked up with John Maus and Gary Leeds to form the Walker Brothers. They weren't named Walker, they weren't brothers, and they weren't English, but they nevertheless became a part of the British Invasion after moving to the U.K. in 1965. They enjoyed a couple of years of massive success there (and a couple of hits in the U.S.) in a Righteous Brothers vein. As their full-throated lead singer and principal songwriter, Walker was the dominant artistic force in the group, who split in 1967. While remaining virtually unknown in his homeland, Walker launched a hugely successful solo career in Britain with a unique blend of orchestrated, almost MOR arrangements with idiosyncratic and morose lyrics. At the height of psychedelia, Walker openly looked to crooners like Sinatra, Jack Jones, and Tony Bennett for inspiration, and to Jacques Brel for much of his material. None of those balladeers, however, would have sung about the oddball subjects – prostitutes, transvestites, suicidal brooders, plagues, and Joseph Stalin – that populated Walker's songs.
A Deluxe Edition release and the first ever reissue of Haircut 100’s 1984 album ‘Paint And Paint’. This compilation includes all the original album tracks, related bonus tracks, nine development mixes from the band’s own archives and four BBC session tracks dating from May 1984. All the tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. Originally released in 1984 this album was the band’s follow up to the hugely popular debut “Pelican West”. Nick Heyward had left the band to pursue a solo career and the band had moved record label signing to Polydor Records amid court cases with their old label to retain the band name.