Straight To The Top (Vegas) - Franks Wild Years [138]

Song by Song welcomes fellow music enthusiast Gabriel Ebulue from The Three Track Podcast to discuss the second version of this track, as it relates to Sinatra, Jaques Brel, and your crazy uncle at a wedding. 

Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Straight To The Top (Vegas), Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)

Jacky, Tenement Symphony, Marc Almond (1991)

La chanson de Jacky, Ces Gens-Là, Jacques Brel (1966)

La chanson de Jacky, Book Of Souls: Folio A, Secret Chiefs 3/The Traditionalists/Mike Patton (2013)

Tainted Love (Single), Gloria Jones (1965)

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Please Wake Me Up - Franks Wild Years [133]

More dream talk with Helen, Sam and Martin, as Waits constructs an unsettled and dislocated musical world to capture the sense of space between waking and sleeping. We also discuss the impact of sound (and film) on big systems vs headphones, as well as terrifying clown music and the vocal brilliance of Mike Patton.

Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Please Wake Me Up, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)

Carousel, Mr. Bungle, Mr. Bungle (1991)

Please Wake Me Up (demo), Franks Wild Years outtake, Tom Waits (1987?)

Mulligan and O'Hare - Tittybiscuits, The Smell Of Reeves & Mortimer, (1993/1994/1995)

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