Sep 21, 2016
With some disagreement and friction, Martin and Sam discuss some of the musical borrowings and stylistic repetitions in this track from Foreign Affairs. Debating cliche, originality and their place in pop music, as well as Mary Hopkins’s contribution to the theme in a very similar track, Song by Song returns for another discussion on Tom Waits.
Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
A Sight for Sore Eyes, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits (1977)
Those Were The Days, Single, Mary Hopkin (1968)
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