I went to see something about him at the festival a number of years ago, was a bit weird and didn’t really know what was going on in between the songs but enjoyed it nonetheless. I love the song “Next” that The Sensational Alex Harvey Band covered, the writing is hilarious. About a young guy in the army losing his virginity in one of the armies lady of the night tents, funny and like the digs at the French, him being a Belgian.
Alex Harvey got that song, almost as well as Brel, in Au Suivant.
It was almost compulsory for any art school band in the 70s to do a Brel song. In addition Scott Walker was a massive fan.