Sep 24, 2015
As we head into the final tracks of Closing Time, Martin and Sam explore the sentimental side of Waits’s writing and the presence of unusual types of love in his lyrics.
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
Grapefruit Moon, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973)
Lazy Eye, Rabbit Songs, Hem (2001)
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