Sep 13, 2023
With serious discussion of disturbing events from the start, Andrea illuminates for Sam and Martin some of the context for this song of military trauma. We consider musical presentation of problems and solutions to injustice, sonic and lyrical density, and Waits’s political engagement more broadly
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes
Hell Broke Luce, Bad As Me, Tom Waits (2011)
Song 33, single, Noname (2020)
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