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Song by Song

Dec 28, 2016

More lyrical density and ambiguity on this week's Song by Song, as this track flirts both with a life on the railroad as well as the bad luck omens. Sam, Dave, Jen and Martin find multiple interpretations of this track (in Martin's case, a physical interpretation!) as Waits goes further than ever before into vocal experimentation. Groundbreaking!

Song by Song is Martin Zaltz Austwick and Sam Pay; two musicians listening to and discussing every single Tom Waits track in chronological order.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard, Blue Valentine, Tom Waits (1978)
Trouble, King Creole, Elvis Presley (1958)

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