Friday Follies: Scott Walker Does Jacques Brel Does Motorama

By March 6, 2009General

In honor of the new Scott Walker compilation coming out next week, we offer this 1956 promotional film from GM’s Motorama, “Design for Dreaming,” set to Walker’s performance of Jacques Brel’s “La mort.” To the YouTube poster, terr0rkitten, we say, perfect match!

You can watch the promotional movie with original soundtrack — also spacy — at the Prelinger Archives here.

The 2006 documentary about Scott Walker, “Scott Walker: 30th Century Man,” recently opened in Los Angeles. You know, Scott Walker, Walker Brothers, “The Sun Ain’t Going to Shine…” His career took an odd but creative turn toward the late ’60s.

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