Sam and Martin debate Waits’s influences as a singer and performer and his relationship to Frank Sinatra, and the ways they break expectations of songs and draw audiences in. Marble eggs also feature somehow.

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Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Little Trip to Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love), Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973)

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, In The Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra (1955)

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