Trying to explain the musical journey Scott Walker has been embarking on ever since the first disbanding of the Walker Brothers in 1967 is not the simplest of tasks. I mean, there aren't many who go from being a pop icon in the 1960's to a avant-garde exemplar of the 21st-century.
It's also difficult to observe the anniversary of today with a song that remembers and respects but doesn't use jingoism as a way to move more consumer units. On "Jesse", Scott Walker finds a strange but effective way to do it. Inspired by the story that Elvis Presley would talk to his stillborn twin brother late at night, Scott puts himself in the king's shoes, explaining a dream he had about the fateful day.
What are you listening to tonight?