Yeah, that’s right, we’re messing with your heads this week, turning your preconceptions about the show totally upside-down… or at least marginally back-to-front… or perhaps fractionally out of sequence… whichever way you phrase it, yup, we did that… Song by Song takes a trip out east (or west?!?!) to discuss the quiet ghostly storytelling of Red Sovine and Tom Waits, the subtle re-writing that Waits makes to the original story to make it his own, and how this very different track affects the feeling of the album as a whole.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Big Joe and Phantom 309, Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)
Phantom 309, Phantom 309, Red Sovine, (1967/2012)
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