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Mar 1, 2023

Heading into the final tracks from Orphans, Tim, Martin and Sam discuss the ruinous junkyard dog that is Waits’s music, with another track from Brecht/Weill’s Threepenny Opera, some nursery rhyme cribs, and a bit of spontaneous(?) comedy. Waits delivers some aggressive anti-war sentiment, a song slightly lacking in specificity, and then finishes with a load of absolute bull.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Cannon Song, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Jayne's Blue Wish, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Dog Treat, Orphans: Brawlers Bawlers & Bastards, Tom Waits (2006)
Cannon Song, Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill, Kurt Weill / Bertolt Brecht / The Fowler Brothers / Stan Ridgway / trans. by Ralph Manheim and John Willett (1985)

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