We welcome Heath and Robert Sledge to Song by Song for another Waits genre experiment, this time taking a detour from Rain Dogs’ New York location into a country and western style. This week we’re focussing on the influence of Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones on this album (and others), as well as some discussion around how far Waits is able to move into new musical and lyrical worlds.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Blind Love, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)
I Just Want To See His Face, Exile On Main Street, The Rolling Stones (1972)
Log into the Spotify web player to hear these tracks.