Martin and Sam welcome Sarah Cook to the show, as Waits returns to the street life he loves (or despises?) so well. As the song explores the geography as well as the politics of the city's downtown in the 1980s, we also look at some alternate interpretations of this location, as well as Petula Clark's influence on resource-management games.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Downtown, Heartattack And Vine, Tom Waits (1980)
Downtown, Petula Clark, The Best of Petula Clark (1996/1964)
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