Song by Song turns 50! Ignore the fact that we forgot and didn't mention on the podcast itself, it's a milestone episode! And to celebrate, Martin and Sam discuss a song... neither of them really enjoy. Yay? With a step back to a style already explored and defined in earlier tracks, a nod to a world that seems very different to the tone of the rest of the album, and some unusual lyrical choices, there are harsh assessments of this fourth track from Foreign Affairs.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Medley: Jack & Neal/California, Here I Come, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits (1977)
California, Here I Come, The Best Of Al Jolson, Al Jolson (1921/2002)
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