Jeremy Warmsley joins Sam and Martin to bloviate on Blow Wind Blow, a track which does not seem to connect easily with any of them. Picking the narrative apart, discussing some of the strengths (or frustrations) of the arrangement, and the importance of weather to Waits's writing all feature on this week's Song by Song.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Blow Wind Blow, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Blow Wind Blow (music video & interview), dir. Chris Blum, Franks Wild Years (1987)
I Want Wind to Blow, The Glow Pt. 2, The Microphones (2001)
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