Jul 11, 2018
Heading into the closing tracks of Franks Wild Years, Sam and Martin debate the change of locations in Waits's songwriting from this era, scrunchy chords in relation to atonality, and the relationship of intention & accident in art. Also, a small dog finding the World Cup.
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
Telephone Call From Istanbul, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople), 16 Most Requested Songs, The Four Lads (1953)
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