Looking back to the Rhumba version of this track from Franks Wild Years, Sam and Martin feel their way through an excellent version of a song that has little appeal for either of them. We also discuss some of the physicality of Waits's live performance, and how that informs the performance.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Straight To The Top, Big Time, Tom Waits (1988)
Straight To The Top (Rhumba), Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
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