This week on Song by Song Martin, two Sams and a Simon head out onto the wide open roads of America to examine possibly one of the strongest songs on Foreign Affairs, with discussion of the origins of the Burma Shave advertising campaign, the interplay of voice and melody on the track, and the appearance of Farley Granger in Nicholas Ray's debut film They Live By Night.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Burma-Shave, Foreign Affairs, Tom Waits (1977)

They Live By Night (film), directed by Nicholas Ray (1948)

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