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Scott Wilk + The Walls / Bio

Scott Wilk is a composer working in media in Los Angeles. Electronica, Dub-Step and Minimalism are currently his main thrusts, but a composer must be ready for absolutely anything. See www.scottwilk.com for more...

Scott Wilk + The Walls is another beast entirely. "The Lost Sessions" is an 8-song EP written and produced by Scott Wilk, recorded in Chicago in 1981.

"Scott Wilk + The Walls came into being in January 1979 in Chicago, IL, recording several demos that spring and summer. Drummer Tom Scheckel, bass player Bob Lizik, guitarist Roger Ciszon and I landed a deal with Warner Bros Records within six months of my move to Los Angeles in August of that year*."

“Scott Wilk + The Walls”, the debut Warners LP co-produced with Michael Omartian, came out in June 1980, along with the single, “Suspicion”. As fate would have it, the week the record came out, WB fired all of their independent promotion men. It was the first of the big payola scandals that rocked the biz in the ‘80’s. In large part because of this, the record didn’t really get off the ground."

"Trying to hold on their contract, the band went into the studio to record some of the new songs we had been developing live. For reasons I won’t get into here, we were facing a stiff headwind when we presented the resulting eight songs to the Warners brass. Our option was not picked up. I decided to stay in L.A., the other three guys stayed in Chicago, and the band came to a premature end."

"Flash forward thirty years. While moving houses, I uncovered some old reel-to-reel tapes – recordings of the eight songs. After restoration and some serious mastering work, the band is proud to release “The Lost Sessions” on the 30th anniversary of their recording"

The record is dedicated to Roger Ciszon, whose recovery from a recent stroke is a true inspiration.

Scott Wilk
Red Rabbit Records
March 2015

*A tip of the hat to Bruce Gaitsch, who also played guitar in the showcases we did.

General Info

Band Members
Tom Scheckel, Bob Lizik, Roger Cizson, Scott Wilk
Artist Name
Scott Wilk + The Walls
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Electronica / New Wave / Power Pop

Contact Info

Topanga, CA

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