Jul 4, 2018
Gabriel Ebulue returns for a second portion of Tom Waits doing his crazy lounge singer schtick. This week’s discussion includes atonal organ arrangements, the trajectory of depression in pop songs, and the lonely death of Frank O’Brien.
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
I’ll Take New York, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Here, Working For The Man, Tindersticks (2004)
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