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|Single by The Walker Brothers|
|from the album Nite Flights|
|Recorded||February 1978, Scorpio Sound, London|
|Genre||Art rock, gothic rock|
6:10 (album version)
|Producer(s)||Scott Walker, Dave MacRae|
|The Walker Brothers singles chronology|
"The Electrician" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Scott Walker. The song was first recorded and released by Walker's pop group The Walker Brothers as their fourteenth UK single and last official release while the group were still active in 1978. The single did not chart. The song describes the work of a CIA torturer.
Midge Ure is said to have been influenced by "The Electrician" when composing "Vienna" for Ultravox.
"The Electrician" was featured as the opening track for the 2008 crime film Bronson directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. In 2019, the song was featured in Episode 4 of On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Season 1.
The song was covered by Laurie Anderson for the Scott Walker tribute album Scott Walker: 30 Century Man in 2009.
|1.||"The Electrician"||S. Engel||3:32|
|2.||"Den Haague"||G. Leeds||4:03|