Heading into the closing tracks of Franks Wild Years, Sam and Martin debate the change of locations in Waits's songwriting from this era, scrunchy chords in relation to atonality, and the relationship of intention & accident in art. Also, a small dog finding the World Cup.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Telephone Call From Istanbul, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople), 16 Most Requested Songs, The Four Lads (1953)
Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Flood, They Might Be Giants (1991)
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