Returning for a second week of live shows, Helen, John, Sam, Martin and the rest of our London Podcast Festival audience dig into the next track from Waits’s 1985 album Rain Dogs. With discussion of intertextuality with songs from the 1960s, debate around culture vs cultural reference, as well as some of the sexual extremity of Waits breakfast choices, Song by Song continues with season 10.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Clap Hands, Rain Dogs, Tom Waits (1985)
The Clapping Song, The Clapping Song… and more, Shirley Ellis (2016/1965)
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