Song by Song welcomes our latest guest-host Andrea Solomon as we head into the closing episodes of our third season. On the table today: more conversations over Waits's humour (as compared to his contemporaries); the musical accomplishments of his band and the value that adds to the lyrical content; and what a square Martin is.
The call is out for thoughts and opinions on our next series, Small Change - get in touch with your thoughts, opinions and outrages on this or any other upcoming albums, and have your say on Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Spare Parts I (A Nocturnal Emission), Nighthawks At The Diner, Tom Waits (1975)
Nanook Rubs It, Apostrophe('), Frank Zappa (1974)
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