Welcome back to Song by Song for this, our eleventh season, taking on the 1987 album Franks Wild Years. Sam and Martin begin again with some (brief) discussion of its theatrical context, as well as the strange mechanised wanderlust of this track as compared to previous Waits songs and the early-20th Century work of Woodie Guthrie.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Hang On St. Christopher, Franks Wild Years, Tom Waits (1987)
Hard Travelin', The Asch Recordings vol. 3, Woodie Guthrie (1940s/1999)
Don't Let The Devil Ride, Sweeping Through The City, The Fantastic Mississippi Nightingales (1974/2010)
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