Waits begins to step away from Frank and the relationship of the songs to the play, as Martin and Sam discuss the tense nature of the music on this album, the simplicity of this song compared to the arrangement of others on Franks Wild Years, and the political and social charge that land (and what lurks beneath) can have.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Cold Cold Ground, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Down Under, Mining, Rivona, Dear Reader (2013)
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