Tom Waits's first album, Closing Time (1973) opens with Ol' 55, a mournful ballad of late night and early morning driving. Martin and Sam kick things off with discussion of covers, quaaludes, intrusive guitar players and driving a Buick Roadmaster in reverse. It’s a Buick, Martin, a Buick…
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Ol' 55, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973)
Ol' 55, On The Border, The Eagles (1974)
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